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Year 2

Welcome to Y2!

 

General Information

 

Staff:

Teachers: Mrs Barker and Mr Jones-Davies

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Smith and Miss Walker

 

P.E:

Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.

 

Some PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain.

 

Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie.

Homework:

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.

 

Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children.

 

Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by sharing them with the year group's Twitter page. 

Topics covered:

Spring 2

SOS Titanic

 

This half term we will be journeying across the Atlantic Ocean following the Titanic on her maiden voyage from Southampton. As historians we will analyse sources that detail events from the fateful night when the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank. We will be looking at eye witness accounts to immerse ourselves into the lives of the passengers and will debate what could have been done to save more lives.

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Spring 2

 

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

Ten-year-old George Calder can't believe his luck -- he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their Aunt Daisy. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when George ventures into the first class storage cabin, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever.

Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in this New York Times-bestselling series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived!

 

Polar The Titanic Bear by Daisy Corning Stone Spedden

Tells the adventures of a boy called Douglas, told through the eyes of his white teddy bear, Polar. His family book a passage to America on board the Titanic, and the story reaches its climax on the night it sank, when the family escape from the stricken vessel.

 

 

The Story of the Titanic for Children by Joe Fullman 

Explore the beautiful sundecks, marvel at the luxurious design and relive the tragic sinking of the world's most famous ship with The Story of the Titanic for Children. Over one hundred years on, the captivating story of the Titanic has lost none of its appeal. This stunning book explores real-life stories and little known facts that will absorb young readers. Beautiful images and bite-sized information bring the Titanic to life, from its construction to the victims and survivors after its tragic sinking. Filled with amazing facts and details giving insights into the "unsinkable" ship, The Story of the Titanic for Children will satisfy even the most curious minds.

 

Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne

Titanic trouble! Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary, and sad adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the Titanic. Is there anything they can do to help the ill-fated ship? Will they be able to save anyone? Will they be able to save themselves?

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