Avaste ye! This term our topic is Land Ahoy!
We will be learning all about pirates and finding out about famous pirates, their ships, journeys they took and discoveries that they made.
We have planned a visit to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to help us in our learning.
We will be writing diaries, non-chronological reports and instructions. We may even learn some sea shanties!
In Maths, we will be learning about shapes and patterns, direction and position, time and money - all very important skills needed for pirates!
Our DT room will be made into a pirate dockyard where the finest of pirate ships will be made!
Shiver me timbers, we will be having a great term!
Year 2 Team
Wriggle and Crawl
This term we are learning to be entomologists! Through the term, we will be looking at different mini-beasts, learning about their habitats, diets and life cycles as well as finding out fascinating facts!
We will be visiting Dartford Central Park to hunt for mini-beasts in their natural environments.
We will be writing narratives based on mini adventures with mini-beasts in the garden, recounts of our visit to the park, non-chronological reports and scientific explanation texts.
By the end of the term, we will have produced our very own mini-beast museum to display what we have designed and made and found out.
Term 1 - Muck, Mess and Mixtures
Welcome to Year 2! This term we are getting our hands messy with a range of mixtures! We will be mixing up tasty treats, swirling and squelching slime, combining colours to make new vibrant shades, creating marvellous medicines and bubbling up magical potions. Through our messy investigations we will immerse our senses in gloop and goo to help improve our vocabulary and provide some stimulus for wonderful writing. This term we will be delighting in writing sets of instructions, gripping narratives and ravishing recounts. We will be learning all about place value in our Maths and be tripping over our tongues with times table facts. Year 2 will be working hard on their handwriting, spellings and reading and making sure that they have fun through lots of learning opportunities in a range of subjects. We will be exploring the world through our Geography lessons, ensuring that we know all of the key facts about continents and oceans. Year 2 will be swooping over the UK to learn about its countries and capital cities. In Music, we will be investigating different songs which are linked to messy mixtures. We will use these to help us compose new songs and use a variety of mixtures to create new sounds. This will result in a Muck, Mess and Mixture orchestra! In R.E. we will be taking things back to Creation to really understand the story and God's plan for humans. We will also be creating some amazing artwork!
With so much to do Year 2 are certain to be a little tired so make sure they do their reading and get to bed at a decent time so that we can have lively lessons and learn to our full potential. It's shaping up to be a terrific term! Any queries or questions, I am happy to have notes in the reading record book or if you would like to request a meeting please get in touch. Please ensure that your child gets their reading record book signed every night, does their Mathletics and learns their spellings (we are currently sorting the children into Phonics groups so there are no spellings as of yet). The pre-learning tasks are all linked to the work we do in class. We would really appreciate your co-operation in completing them or at least doing some research into the work that we are doing.
Thank you for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated,
Miss Ramsay and Mrs Youseman