Welcome to Term 1 of Year 2.
Dragons, Dragons, Dragons (mini topic)
As the children returned to school, they will have fun exploring the world of dragons through poetry and art in a week-long introductory unit. The children will create their own dragon images and dragon poems and explore extending their descriptive vocabulary.
All At Sea! (main topic)
Subjects linked within the unit: History, English, Geography and Art
In week 2, we begin our first main topic called ‘All At Sea!’ which is based on the Titanic. The children will use their skills of inquiry and investigation to find out about why the Titanic was considered such an exceptional ship of its time and what were the causes and consequences of the disastrous sinking. During the topic, the children will have opportunities to write in a range of genres including persuasive writing, newspaper articles and a recount. The children will develop an understanding of specific English skills including using conjunctions to extend sentences and adding further detail for the reader, use of time connectives to help organise their writing and the further explore adjectives to enrich their work.In art the children will develop their skills using oil pastels and observation skills as they re-create images of the Titanic at different intervals of her maiden voyage. Globes and simple maps will be referred to to identify the key geographical locations linked to the Titanic and name the 5 main oceans of the world.
IIn Maths the children will build on their understanding of place value and their knowledge of tens and ones within a number, addition and subtraction skills. We will also be following a daily arithmetic schedule with a focus on addition and subtraction skills.
R.E. learning incorporates revisiting the school values of fairness, kindness and hope and how these values can be reflected in the story of Zacchaeus. The children will also discuss is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?
Science stands alone as a subject this term and does not link with this topic, as the children compare seeds and bulbs and what contributes to a healthy plant.
P.E. will focus on Team Games. P.E will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.
Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.