Year 2 Project - 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!
This term, we’ll visit Chatham Historic Dockyard, to find out about boats and ships of all shapes and sizes. 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!
Shiver me timbers; it’s going to be good!
Help your child prepare for their project
The sea is fascinating! Why not take a trip to the coast? 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.
Memorable Experience: RNLI presentation. Visit Chatham Historic Dockyard
Innovate Challenge: Building pirate ships
Geography: Using and making maps; Locational knowledge; Directions
Computing: Barefoot unit: Online safety
Design and Technology: Mechanisms; Structures
History: Significant historical people - Captain James Cook; Grace Darling; Famous pirates.
This project is also supported by mini projects in;
Science: Everyday Materials and Human Survival
Art and Design: Flower Head and boat sketching
Design and Technology: Beach hut and boat building
Music: Charanga Unit 'Exploring Simple Patterns' How Does Music Help Us To Make Friends?
PE: Dance and Infant Agility
PSHE: Being Me
RE: How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter?
In Year 2, PE is timetabled for every Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that all earrings are removed on those days.
Reading books: Please listen to your child read everyday if possible and sign their reading records. Reading quizzes and book changes are completed on a Monday and Thursday.
This week we are:
This week's phoneme is ou/ow.
This week we are:
07.10.22 Small steps- group sessions.
11.10.22 Harvest Festival- Yr2 are collecting donations of tinned fruit.
14.10.22 Small steps- group sessions.
21.10.22 INSET DAY- no pupils in school.
End of Term 1.
31.10.22 Start of Term 2
The 'Meet the Teacher' Meeting was held on 12th July and gave you an opportunity to meet staff who will be leading Year 2 from September 2022.
The presentation shared with the parents at this meeting is available by clicking the link below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the office or email email@example.com
This week's homework is: