Welcome to 2C
Spring Term A
This connector will focus on the lives of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. Children will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the past using a variety of sources. They will also meet an actress in the role of Florence Nightingale, and will learn all about her life, why she went to the Crimea, how she made things better for the soldiers and what happened as a result of her work. They will have the opportunity to handle a selection of real and replica objects, and try on replica uniforms for a Nightingale nurse and a Crimean soldier.
In English we be writing a diary with a historical setting and learning how to write a biography. We will be focusing on how to use the past and present tense correctly and consistently and how to use apostrophes for contraction.
Our science this half term is all about keeping healthy; hygiene, exercising and the importance of eating the right amount of different types of food. In art we will be inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth to create a sculpture of a lamp. In computing children will continue to learn how to keep safe online as well as identify the benefits of using technology including finding information, creating and communicating.
In maths children will be looking at the relationship between multiplication and division. Children are expected to learn the division facts related to the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables. We will also be learning about statistics. This will involve interpreting simple pictograms, tally charts and bar graphs.
Library books will be changed every Tuesday. We will change six children's reading books each day. Your child will be told which day they are changing their book. However, it is very important that your child brings their reading book to school every day. Should your child need to change their book again during the week, we will of course do so.
Please read with your child and ask them questions about what they have read. Please ask if you have any questions about reading and how you can support your child at home.
This half term PE will be on a Friday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school, so that they can participate. Homework will be handed out every Friday to be completed and returned no later than the following Wednesday. Please ensure your child completes their homework. Your support is greatly appreciated.
If at anytime there is anything you wish to discuss, please do speak to me.