Our Topic - Spring Term First Half
Imagine floating high above land and sea on a bed of clouds, silently sweeping by on a billowing breeze. Back down to earth, let’s take a walk outdoors. But what should we wear? How do we know what the weather will be like today? Let’s investigate the weather. Read and write poems and postcards, and, if you don’t like today’s weather report, why not write your own? Make a weather station to find out more about the weather in your area.
Let’s get outdoors and investigate the weather.
This half term, we’ll take a walk outdoors to find out about different types of weather and to look for signs of the seasons. We’ll plant grass seeds and care for them during the project. There’ll be lots of delicious foods to eat. We’ll make healthy lollies, and then write a set of instructions. Back at school, we’ll study TV weather reports, make weather symbols and learn about the life and work of Sir Francis Beaufort. Creative opportunities will allow us to explore weather in works of art, make season trees and create seasonal music! We’ll compose weather poems and write postcards describing the weather in different places. Our thinking skills will come in handy when we experiment with thermometers, investigate the effects of the Sun and compare weather around the world.
When we are weather experts, we will share our knowledge with you. We will record and broadcast weather reports, perform weather songs and music and describe our ideal holiday destinations.
Help your child prepare for their project
Weather is wonderful! Why not go for a walk and observe the weather? Take photographs and make notes of interesting observations. Study a weather app together to see how symbols are used to show the weather over the coming days. You could also fly a kite in the park on different days to find out which conditions are best for kite flying! Alternatively, you could do some finger-painting to create a brightly coloured artwork.
Please visit Google Classroom for our weekly spellings and homework grids.
If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Class 2 team.
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.