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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back, I hope you have all had a lovely holiday and the children are raring and ready to go! We have a busy yet fun half term planned in Year two.

Our new topic is called Land Ahoy!

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Get ready to take to the high seas and set sail in search of treasure!

On Thursday 27th September, we’ll visit the Liverpool Maritime Museum where we’ll take part in a Pirate workshop then jump aboard a ferry to sail down the River Mersey. The children may dress as Pirates for the day while we search for hidden treasures. We’ll write about our visit, read information books and write postcards.

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!

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 the hall and perform stirring sea shanties. Shiver me timbers; it’s going to be good!

 

English

Stories, information books, postcards

Geography

Using and making maps, using and giving directions

Art & design

Observational drawing, printing

Computing

Programming

History

Significant historical people – Captain James Cook, famous pirates

Mathematics

Place value, number addition and subtraction, shape, space and measurement

Music

Sea shanties

Science

Everyday materials

PSHE

Feeling positive

RE

The Chosen people


Children have PE every Thursday and Friday. A full PE kit MUST be in school at all times; yellow t-shirt, black shorts and pumps.  This half term, the children will take part in Multi skills and Yoga.

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.

Help your child prepare for their project:

The sea is fascinating!  Visit the harbour, lifeboat station and beach and take plenty of interesting photographs. You could also make boats from plastic cartons, cardboard boxes and polystyrene trays. Add sails and cargo then see which boats sail around the bath successfully! Alternatively, sing along to some lively sea shanties performed by The Fisherman’s Friends from Port Isaac in Cornwall. Visit their website to access free sample tracks.

 

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,

Miss Humphreys

 

 

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