Mr. Filsell Mrs Mithen
Class teacher Assistant teacher
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This term we are learning all the different ways to express ourselves through an art form. The children have been looking at dance, art and music as a means to express themselves. Our inquiry statement for this is: Creativity allows us to express ideas. To start off our topic, the children visited each year two class and had a small taste of each genre. Mercury class had a selection of dance videos which showed a dancer telling a story through dance. In Jupiter the children watched a video with no words and discussed what concepts and feelings the video was trying to convey. Lastly, Neptune has a mini art gallery where the children learned that different colours could represent an emotion. The children will be exploring these three art forms and expressing their ideas, emotions and thoughts through these mediums.
This term is all about food and the steps taken for food to reach our plates. Our inquiry statement this term is: The food that people eat goes through several steps from the farm to our table. So to kick the term off we asked the children to draw what they thought a farmer looked like. The pictures were amazing and the children really put a lot of thought into them. We also got a chance to Face Time a Farmer. Each class has a different type of farmer and we were all able to see their farms and ask them questions about their jobs. We will hopefully be face timing our farmers regularly to see the different processes such as milking cows, packing eggs and even shearing sheep. We hope the children will link their own general knowledge to the topics we will be learning.
This term our topic is all about natural disasters. Our inquiry statement this term is : Natural events occur due to the changing nature of environments. For our immersion lesson the children built little towns using junk modelling material. Then the adults tried to imitate different natural disasters to see if the children would understand what is was. So we shook tables, threw water on some towns and even used vinegar and baking soda to imitate a volcano. The children were amazing at identifying which disaster was what. Now we will be taking their questions and learning about them.
This term our whole school topic is called Sharing the Planet. There are lots of things to learn under this topic. As a year group we we came up with an inquiry question. Year 2’s inquiry question is: Adaptations improve an animal’s chances of survival in certain conditions.
To kick off this topic the three year 2 classes were changed into three different climates. A cold climate like the Antarctic, a hot climate like a dessert and an underwater climate. The children were given photos of a variety of animals and needed to figure out which climate their animal would survive in better and why. From this activity the children generated questions from this task which they will be answering and learning about throughout this term.
Our topic this term is called To Infinity and Beyond. In this topic we will be exploring and discovering topics to do with space. We will be starting off our topic with a space day on Monday 10th September 2018. The children will be deciding what they want to learn about space and bring that to life. Below is the curriculum objectives we will be covering this term.
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.Ofsted
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.Ofsted
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.Ofsted