Class 2 2019 - 2020

Mrs Appleyard

All about Class 2...

Our teacher: Miss Heathcote

I am looking forward to a very exciting and productive year ahead. I hope that the children enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 1 and 2 has to offer!

Spring Term

This term we will be exploring the topic ‘Frozen Lands’. We will be looking at and comparing the animals, Geography and explorers of the Arctic and Antarctic. We will be looking at the history of Ernest Shackleton and his voyage to Antarctica. We will start by looking at the book ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. This is a story of a lost penguin who ends up on a journey to the South Pole. We will also be looking at Antarctica as a place and learning about its position in the world, its landscape, climate, which animals live there and how they survive in such harsh conditions.

Autumn Term

This term we will be exploring the topic ‘Little Lords and Ladies’. This will involve looking at castle life and finding out about famous Kings and Queens. The topic will be taught through all areas of the curriculum. In Geography, we will be finding out about where castles are built and why they were built on hills. This will lead us into designing and making our own medieval castles and tools. In Science, we will investigate the suitability of materials for our castles and tools, particularly waterproof materials for the moat. In History, we will be finding out about people who have shaped our lives today, including William the Conqueror. The children will also have the chance to explore The Bayeux tapestry and re-create their own art work in the style of Paul Klee’s ‘Castles and Sun.’


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