Year 2

Year 2 Curriculum Project

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 DesignFlower Head and boat sketching

Design and TechnologyBeach 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?

Year 2 Key Information

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

 

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English

This week we are:

  • Exploring and applying descriptive language.
  • Planning our own ending to the story.

 

Spellings:

This week's phoneme is ou/ow.

out

how

ouch

now

owl

round

shout

house

crowded

counting

Maths

PLACE VALUE

This week we are:

  • Exploring tens and ones up to 100 on a numberline.
  • Estimating numbers on a numberline.
  • Comparing and ordering objects and numbers.

Additional Information

Key dates:

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 office@lenham.kent.sch.uk

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This week's homework is:

  • Read for 10 minutes every day.
  • Spend 20 minutes over the week on Numbots 🙂 (Usernames and passwords can be found in the front of your child's reading record)
  • Optional- Have a look at the Topic Home Learning ideas and then bring your learning into school. 

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