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Welcome to Year 2 Class page

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                         

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Get ready to take to the high seas and set sail in search of treasure! This half term, we’ll visit Liverpool Maritime museum and sail across the River Mersey. We’ll write about our visit, read information books, investigate amazing sea rescues and write postcards and poetry influenced by the sea. Our science skills will help us to understand how boats float and we’ll design and make model ships using a variety of materials. We’ll study paintings of boats and draw detailed pictures of our own. Our map reading skills will help us to identify different seas and oceans, and we’ll learn about famous sea explorers. Stories of pirates will inspire us to make pirate flags, treasure maps and fact files. We’ll even find out how to talk and sing like a pirate!

 

English

Stories, information books, descriptions, poetry, postcards

Geography

Using and making maps, using and giving directions

Art & Design

Observational drawing, printing

Computing

Research, programming

D&T

Mechanisms, structures

History

Significant historical people – Captain James Cook, Grace Darling, famous pirates

Mathematics

Place value, money, position and direction

Music

Sea shanties

PSHE

Feeling positive

Science

Everyday materials

PE

Team building skills, gymnastics

 

 

 

Children have PE every Tuesday and Friday. A full PE kit MUST be in school at all times; yellow t-shirt, black shorts and pumps. 

Homework will be given out on a Thursday and should be back in on the following Tuesday. Spellings will be stuck in homework diaries for this half term and the children will be tested every Friday.

At the end of the project, we’ll share our learning with you. We’ll hold a special assembly, set up a maritime museum in our classroom and perform stirring sea shanties. Shiver me timbers; it’s going to be good!

The following websites will be useful this year:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/    - Maths, English and Science

http://www.wmnet.org.uk/resources/gordon/Hit%20the%20button%20v9.swf    – type in HIT THE BUTTON, multiplication and division, doubling and halving

http://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2     - all the skills children learn in Year 2

http://www.mad4maths.com/    - times tables, measuring and telling the time.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-1.html    - Maths, English and Science

We appreciate your co-operation, as we feel it’s important that both home and school work together in order to give your child the best possible education.

Also, if you ever have any comments, questions or concerns, we are available for phone calls and meetings (by appointment please) each day before and after school.

Many thanks

Mrs Maders

 

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