Class 2

Welcome to the Class 2 page

I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer and are ready for the new school year!  I’ve been working hard bringing together some exciting plans for the coming year.

For the first few days in class, I hope to settle us all back in – talking through class routines and expectations and familiarising them to the learning environment.  I will be sharing some stories from my travels to Scotland (including sharing a story about the Loch Ness Monster!).  Please could you send in one thing that reminds your child of their holiday or a special day out that you’ve had…it might be a postcard, fridge magnet, pair of flipflops, a photograph (which you can email to me) or even a teddy which they got whilst they were away.  It will be nice to share in all the exciting things they’ve been doing.

Our first topic is called Movers and Shakers and this will take us all the way to Christmas.

This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.

I’ve been to visit Melton Carnegie Museum and am arranging for us to visit the center and learn more about John Fernley our most famous local person!

If you’d like to share with your child some of the people we will be looking at more closely then please see the attached overview.

Overview

We also do 6 mini topics building on skills the children have been developing in their time at school.  These companion projects are:

  • Mix It – This project teaches children about basic colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. It includes an exploration of primary and secondary colours and how artists use colour in their artwork.
  • Humans – This project teaches children about the basic needs of humans for survival, including the importance of exercise, nutrition and good hygiene. They learn how human offspring grow and change over time into adulthood.
  • Living things and their habitats – This project teaches children about habitats and what a habitat needs to provide. They explore local habitats to identify and name living things and begin to understand how they depend on one another for food and shelter.
  • Let’s explore the world – This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children about atlases, maps and cardinal compass points. They learn about the characteristics of the four countries of the United Kingdom and find out why there are hot, temperate and cold places around the world. They also compare England to Somalia. Children carry out fieldwork, collecting primary data in their locality to answer geographical questions.
  • Remarkable recipes – This project teaches children about sources of food and tools used for food preparation. They also discover why some foods are cooked and learn to read a simple recipe. The children choose and make a new school meal that fulfils specific design criteria.
  • Still life – This project teaches children about the work of significant still life artists and still life techniques. They explore a wide variety of examples and learn about the use of colour and composition. They create still life arrangements and artwork.

My email address is jward@greatdalby.bepschools.org and I usually respond to emails within 48 hours.  For more urgent matters please phone the school on 01664 562750.

Kind regards,

 

Jacqui Ward