‘What lies beneath?’
This term our REAL Project has a Science, History, Art and Food Technology focus. In science, the children will be learning about sea creatures, animal habitats and keeping healthy. In history, they will be focusing on The Titanic and Florence Nightingale. In art, they will be producing pointillist underwater pictures. We launched our project with a trip to The Blue Planet Aquarium, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.
Project launch- trip to The Blue Planet Aquarium
Mini-outcome 1 – Science – factfile for sea creatures
Mini-outcome 2 – History – ‘Green Screen’ Titanic News Report (Purple Mash)
Mini-outcome 3 – PSHE – make a class emotions wheel to be monitored daily
Final outcome – create worry boxes/emotions wheel (EYFS) for each class
Underwater stories (Rainbow Fish) Information – Underwater creatures Poetry – Water poems Description (setting) – Grandad’s Island
Multiplication and division Time Fractions Addition and Subtraction (exchanging and regrouping) Money Shape
Identify that most living things live in habitats that they are suited to. Describe the different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants and how they depend on each other. Identify a variety of animals in their habitats. Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene.
Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally and globally. The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans. Compare the human and physical geography of a small area of the UK, and a small area of a contrasting non European country. Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in relation to the UK.
Art and Design
Collage Create images from a variety of media. Sort and group materials for a variety of different purposes. Painting Create imaginative work from a variety of sources (music/images/observations from trip/ stories)
Effective Searching Music Making Creating Pictures
Design and Technology
Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes. Understand where food comes from.
Percussion with Mr Story
We have started a new approach to guided reading where do whole-class comprehension lessons (ask your child about it!). Your child will still be given a new reading book each week to share at home. Please help us by writing in the blue home-school reading record when you read with your child. This helps a lot because we can then move the children on to new books more quickly. Please encourage your child to bring their reading book bag into school every day – we never know when we will be able to squeeze an extra read in.
Spellings will be sent home on Fridays and the children will be tested on them the following Friday. There are lots of ways to help your child to learn their spellings; some ideas are: use the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method (where you look at the word and say the letters, the word is then covered up and your child tries to remember the word and writes it down then you check whether the word was spelt correctly); when more confident that your child can spell the words, see how many times they can write the word in 30 seconds (the children love this one!); chant the letters of the word whilst marching, clapping, stamping etc.
Our PE lesson is on Monday. This year we are asking that the children leave their PE kits in school for the half term. The Daily Mile will take place at some point in the week. Please make sure that all your child’s clothing and footwear is clearly named (not just PE kits). Getting 30 children changed for PE is so much easier if we can find everyone’s clothes at the end of the day!
We love celebrating special days with the children. We would really appreciate it if, when you send cakes into school to share, that they are already cut into pieces. Keeping up-to-date with us!
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Thank you for your continued support!
Year 2 Teachers: Mrs Roche (Y2 Fir) Miss Donaghy (Y2 Cedar) Year 2 Teaching Assistants: Mrs Doyle & Miss Ashcroft