Our Topic – Spring Term Second Half
Pack up some sandwiches, pick up a fishing net and keep your eyes peeled because we’re off to the coast to go beachcombing!
This half term, we are hoping to have an encounter of the rock pool kind. We'll get up close to some seaside critters and learn how we can take care of them. We’ll visit a local beach to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the seashore and explore rock pools to find living and non-living things. Bringing shells, pebbles and seaweed back to the classroom will help us to learn about a wide range of coastal plants and creatures. We’ll read a range of seaside stories and use the coast as a setting for our writing. Maps and film footage will help us to find out more about the coast and we’ll create a wide variety of artwork. We’ll use books and the internet to search for information about the seashore and use our knowledge to write our own non-fiction books. At the end of the project, we’ll decide how we should look after the coastal environment and how the beach can be kept clean. We’ll use our ICT skills to create a final presentation including photographs, captions and sound files
|English||Labels, lists and captions, tongue-twisters, stories, letters, non-fiction books We will follow the National Curriculum requirements for Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG).|
|Computing||Web searches, digital presentations|
|Art & design||Sketchbooks, 3-D modelling, sand art, seascapes|
|History||Look at the changes in the coastline over time.|
|Mathematics||Measures and mass. In Maths we will continue to follow the National Curriculum.|
|PE||Brilliant ball skills, body protectors and body changes and gym fit circuits|
|PSHE||Caring for the environment, Good to be Me|
|Science||Habitats, living and non-living things, food chains, basic needs of animals|
Help your child prepare for their project:
Beaches are fascinating places. Why not visit a beach and go on a rock pooling expedition of your own? Alternatively, you could visit a local pet shop to see a wide variety of fish, crustaceans and aquatic plants. You could also create drawings, paintings or models of sea creatures using online images for inspiration.
Below are the Year 1 and Year 2 spelling lists and an overview of the spelling rules/sounds to be taught for each wordlist. At Mawgan-in-Pydar, we follow the 'Shakespeare and More' spelling scheme. The spelling overview explains how this scheme works.
In line with the National Curriculum, these spellings will be taught through daily activities and investigations. There are lots of fun ways to practise these words, to help children remember the spelling sounds and rules. As an additional learning task, please practise these spellings at home. Please note, any additional learning you do at home will support your child’s learning at school.