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Curriculum Newsletter Seaside - Summer Term 2015

It's our last term in Key Stage 1 and we are very excited about moving up to Key Stage 2 soon! But before we do, we have one more term to keep up the amazing hard work and determination to succeed that we have shown all year.

Our topic this term is Seasides and we will be learning about Grace Darling, making boats in DT and learning about floating and sinking in Science. We will be getting to know Mr Grinling in the Lighthouse Keeper stories and becoming experts at writing non-chronological reports - ask your child what this means (you will be impressed by their answer!).

We will be making magic potions in our maths lessons about capacity and learning how to read a graph to find out information. Our PE lessons are going to be so much fun learning how to Maypole dance and honing our athletic skills in preparation for Sports Day!

Please see our newsletter above for a bit more information and to help you engage your child in discussing their learning at home.

                     
*All images courtesy of Google Images.

Animal Man - Look how brave we were!

ThinkTank Trip - Tuesday 10th March.
Class 2 had a fantastic day out at the ThinkTank Science Museum in Birmingham. Our first stop was the 'Lego Workshop' where we learnt more about forces including pushes and pulls and how friction can affect the movement of things. Next we enjoyed some early spring sunshine in the Science Garden where we could get really hands-on and physical investigating how different engineering and mechanics can make things move. The hamster wheel was a particular favourite!

Finally we spent some time in Kids' City where we could make believe that we were working in a Garage, Hospital or Cafe and telephone each other from our different 'workplaces'. 

What a super day - we would definitely recommend going back with our families for a longer visit as there was so much to see and do.

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Monday 19th January 2015 - Visit from the History Man. 

Class 2 had a fascinating morning finding out more about World War 1. We were able to see and touch real artefacts from 100 years ago including grenades, shell fragments, soldiers' uniforms, helmets etc. We also had a chance to see models / replicas of the different war ships, submarines and tanks that were used. It was a fabulous session and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

 

History Man - World War One

Welcome to Class 2

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

We do hope you had a fabulous Christmas and have returned to school ready for some new challenges in the Spring Term. Our topic this term is focusing on a toy theme and has the title 'Let's Go Fly a Kite'. You can click on the link below to read our Curriculum Newsletter for more information about what we will be learning.

We are planning a trip to Think Tank in Birmingham on Tuesday 10th March - a letter will follow shortly with full details. The trip will link with our Science work on Forces and Materials. It is a fantastic learning experience and we are very excited to be going soon.

New spellings will be sent home with your children each week and tested on Fridays. Please remember to bring your spelling folders back every week so that new spellings can be added to it. We would also like you to continue reading regularly, at least 5 times per week, and keep practising your times tables! Practice makes perfect. surprise

As always, please do not hesitate to come and see a member of staff if you have any questions.

Curriculum Newsletter Spring Term 2015

Malvern Library Visit.

On Wednesday 1st October Class 2, along with lots of parents and carers, had a lovely morning at Malvern Library. We have been learning about World War One in class and were very excited to see the beautiful War Memorial that greeted us on our arrival. We took some time to look at the memorial and think about why it is so important to the people of Malvern.

 

Once we went into the library we:

  • Used the computers to look at websites to learn more about World War One
  • Took names from the Roll of Honour and found out more about the soldiers using a special internet search page (www.malvernremembers.co.uk)
  • Designed our own army recruitment posters

 

Then we came together to listen to some World War One poetry including the very famous poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McRae. We were able to look at lots of books about World War One and even got to see a book that was 100 years old containing the names of all of the fallen soldiers. It is a very precious and important piece of our local history.

 

We learnt lots and thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came with us.

 

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Our Value for this term is KINDNESS.
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