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Curriculum - Spring Term 2024
Geography - Coastline
In the Coastline project, your child will use maps to learn about the location of the world’s seas and oceans and keys to learn about map symbols. They will also find out about the directions on a compass. They will learn about the human and physical features of a coastline, including the effects of erosion and how to stay safe when visiting the coast. They will have the opportunity to learn about the work of the RNLI, what happened to the SS Rohilla and about the coastal town of Whitby, including how Captain Cook is linked to the town. They will research the tourism industry and consider what features make a place a successful tourist destination.
Science - Uses of Materials
In the Uses of Materials project, your children will learn the names and uses of everyday materials. They will find that materials can be shaped in different ways to make them more useful. They will test how different materials can be shaped and whether they will return to their original shape. They will learn that the properties of materials mean they can be used in different ways and that objects are made from materials that have suitable properties for their purpose. They will find that objects can be made from one material or more than one material and that the same object can be made from different materials with similar properties. Your child will label objects with their materials and think about their properties and uses. They will learn about paper and test the properties of different paper types. They will also find out about recycling and sustainability.
Science - Plant Survival
In the Plant Survival project, your child will learn the names of the different parts of a plant and how they grow. They observe how the seasonal changes affect how plants grow. They will learn how new plants can grow from seeds and bulbs and what they need to germinate. They will use their observational skills to find out where plants like to grow and investigate what plants need to grow and stay healthy. Your child will then use their research skills to find out about some unusual plants.
RE - Belonging
In the Belonging project, your child will learn about belonging in a family, to a school and in the community. They will gain knowledge about ways of belonging in Christianity e.g. Christenings and Believers’ Baptisms. Jesus’ Baptism. The Golden Rule (‘do to others what you would like them to do to you’) and belonging to humanity. Your child will use and develop skills of discussion, observation, information gathering and remembering. They will use their factual knowledge to suggest what it means to belong in varies ways. They will learn these key concepts and words: Religion, Christian, church, symbol, Bible, Golden Rule, belonging, worship, holiness, sacred.
Art - Flower Head
This project teaches your child about the visual elements of flowers, including shape, texture, colour, pattern and form. They also explore various artistic methods, including drawing, printmaking and 3-D forms, using paper and clay.
D&T - Beach Huts
In this project your child will be researching, designing and building a model beach hut. Your child will learn about making and strengthening structures, including different ways of joining materials.
People Skills - Diverse Britain / Money Matters
Diverse Britain - Your child will learn about community, being good neighbours and looking after the environment. They will also learn about Britain, what it means to be British, about diversity and the importance of celebrating and being respectful of our differences.
Money Matters - Your child will discuss the idea of spending and saving their money and begin to understand why it is important to keep belongings, including money, safe. They will also learn about the different things on offer when they go shopping and how we need to identify the difference between the things we want and the things we need.
Music - I Wanna Play in a Band / Zootime
I Wanna Play In A Band is a Rock song written especially for children. In this song you learn about singing and playing together in an ensemble. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise classic Rock songs.
Zootime is a Reggae Song written for children by Joanna Mangona. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the interrelated dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.
PE - Gymnastics / Fitness / Invasion Games / Outdoor and Adventure
Computing - Scratch Junior / Programming and Debugging
Mrs Haythorn will be teaching Monday to Thursday with Mr Mazzotti teaching on a Friday. We are also lucky enough to have Mrs Stevenson working with us on Monday - Wednesday mornings.
This will follow the usual "Good to be green" system which you will be used to. There will be the usual gold cards for excellent work and platinum cards for exceptional work and behaviour. We will also be using Dojo points (an online reward point system).
This year with the change in timings of the school day we have swapped the timetable around slightly. We are now having Collective Worship at the start of the day and then ending the day with story time. PE will always be on Mondays and Fridays - please see the timetable below. We will always change reading books and I will check organisers on a Monday morning. Please ensure that you have listened to your child read at least four times. If there are children that struggle with their reading at home then I run a Reading Club on Monday playtime to support with this.
As part of our People Skills curriculum, we teach children in each year group a comprehensive and inclusive Relationship, Sex and Health Education Programme, which complements our Christian values. The focus of this learning will take place during Family Week (TBC), where children in Year 2 will be taught the following, in line with statutory guidance:
Please see the link below to our Phonics information page.