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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

 

The start time for Dragonfly class is 8:40am and we finish at 2:55pm. 

 

The start time for Butterfly Class is 8:50am and we finish at 3:05pm

 

Please come to school in your PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays as these are the days when we will have PE! 

 

Reading books will be sent home on a Monday and collected in on a Friday. Please listen to your child read their books throughout the week to help them become more confident with their reading. This will also help your child to develop their fluency and use of expression. Please can you write  in your child's blue reading record book to let us know how well they read. 

 

Project Updates

 

S.O.S

 

After receiving a special video message from a T.V company asking for urgent help in developing a documentary all about the Titanic disaster, Year 2 set to work to become historians and research this significant event in history. We have been busy using primary and secondary sources to find out about the building of Titanic, key crew members, social classes and the timeline of Titanic's ill-fated voyage. In the final weeks of our project, we will look at what caused the sinking of Titanic and discuss the consequences of this and the impact that this significant event had on future ocean liners.

 

 

Project Vocabulary 

 

During our project, we are looking to develop the children's understanding and use of a range of vocabulary that is crucial to our learning. Our aim is to teach the children this vocabulary so that they can explain what it means. They should also be able to use it in a range of contexts both at school and at home. The children should be able to use it verbally when they talk and also in their written work. 

 

Please work with your child to develop their understanding of the definition of the word and to use this vocabulary with you at home.  


Key Project Vocabulary

 

liner
launch
collision
telegram
voyage
crew
passenger
class
survivor

leisure

route

steam

hull

perished

distressed

 

History Vocabulary

 

sources
replica
consequence
chronological

What's new?

 

Year 2 worked together to measure the width of the Titanic. We managed to create a class line of the Titanic's width of 28 metres! We soon realised that we need a much bigger playground to measure the length which is 269 metres!

 

   

Outcome:

 

The children will send their completed video of information to the TV production company who will show a premiere of the documentary to the children in the classrooms, and to the parents online. The children will demonstrate their knowledge of the chronology of events of the tragedy and the wider implications such as their feelings about who was to blame, the causes and the consequences.

 

 

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