Teacher: Mr J Fraser
Learning Coaches: Miss D Bow
Our Spring Term Project is:
What does it mean to be human?
'Are we more than just a body?'
In this exciting project we will be exploring what it takes to be a pioneer of change. We will look at the lives of influential and significant game changers both internationally and locally. Children will have the opportunity to explore early nursing, recognising the impact of the pioneering work of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. Children will also discover Florence Nightingale's link to Liverpool and the shipping merchant William Rathbone. Connecting nursing, health and hygiene, children will look at the importance of a healthy diet, fitness and the importance of washing hands and keeping clean. We will then look at early flight and developments in aviation, including the work of the Wright Brothers and their link to Maurice Egerton, a local explorer, pioneer, historian and aviation enthusiast who lived at Tatton Park and bought a Wright Flyer. Children will then look at the similarities between the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. They will plot her route and imagine the courage she had to build and fly her own plane. Finally children will seek to identify what all of these change makers had in common and consider what they would change in our world as the next generation of SVP pioneers!
For photographs, work, updates and more please use the SeeSaw app. We also post updates on our school Twitter feed.
Below is our project map (which can also be downloaded at the bottom of this page)
English and Reading
During this project we will be focusing our English lessons on the book 'Rosie Revere Engineer' which links with our project. We will be looking at explanations and narratives as well as other fiction and non-fiction genres connected to our project.
Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great, Great Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true.
We will also be reading non-fiction texts linked with our project including the story of Amelia Earhart and Taking Flight which tells the story of the Wright Bothers.
All children will bring home a home reading book from our school library. Children will be given the opportunity to change their book when we listen to them read. However children can ask to change their book more frequently if required. It is important that you read with your child at least three times per week but preferably more. We strive to foster a love of reading in your child and you can support us by talking to them about their book and motivating them by listening to them read aloud.
Your child will be given their weekly spelling list every Monday and a test will take place on Friday.
As well as ensuring your child learns their list, you can support their spelling understanding using Spelling Frame. Log-in cards have been given out to every child. Please access the website here: https://spellingframe.co.uk
NB: Please ensure children are only accessing Year 2 spellings.
We follow a mastery maths programme and use the White Rose Planning resources. Children are supported in a variety of approaches to their maths work to ensure sound mathematical understanding. The approaches used are as follows:
Concrete – children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.
Pictorial – alongside concrete objects, children should use pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to help reason and solve problems.
Abstract – both concrete and pictorial representations should support children's understanding of abstract methods
An overview of the maths blocks can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
PE will take place on Wednesday afternoons. For this term children will be looking at badminton, gymnastics, basketball and cricket. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school as failure to provide a suitable kit may result in them being unable to partake in the lesson.