Imagine being on board the most famous ship of all time, when suddenly disaster strikes! How many will survive? How will they be rescued? Who is to blame?
The first exciting topic Year 2 have chosen this year is “Lifesavers!”
We will begin our adventure with a trip to the past, exploring life on board the Titanic at the Sea City Museum! In History we will investigate the reasons why its maiden voyage ended in disaster. We will link this to our literacy learning where we will create a piece of non-narrative writing and informal letters. We will also produce fact sheets and advertisements, trying to persuade the reader to venture on board.
In PDL we will study people in our community and think about their roles, how they help and how they impact our lives. We will also discuss ways in which WE can help and think about careers for the future.
In Science we will be looking at materials and their properties. We will investigate the differences between raw and synthetic materials, using scientific vocabulary. We will be learning about absorbency and waterproofing and thinking critically about the suitability of materials for different lifesavers’ uniforms.
This will culminate in our end goal of an amazing day on board the Titanic! So be sure to have your tickets at the ready for a fun packed voyage to celebrate our learning.
Our PE day will be on Wednesdays, so please ensure you child comes into school wearing their PE kit on those days.
All of this on top of our daily phonics, guided reading, spellings and weekly whizz quiz, we will be very busy Year 2s!
What an exciting start to the year!
Mrs Baxter, Mrs Garlick, Mrs Newport and Mrs Herridge
Year R 2018-19