Welcome to Year 2!
Class Teacher - Miss Broughton
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Knowles and Mrs Pearson
Going Underground! (The Victorian Era)
Our focus on the Victorian Era continues this term. We begin by looking at the changes in our country during the Industrial Revolution and then move to the development of coal mining. Not only is coal mining an important part of our national history, but our local area is steeped with coal mining history due to coal seams running underground!
We are hoping to visit the National Coal Mining Museum on the 3rd of March (to be confirmed) where we will journey 140metres underground and learn about 180 years of mining history.
History lessons during this half term will focus on answering the following questions:
Geography lessons, after half term, will focus on the changing landscape of our local area. We will look at mines such as Creswell to see how the community developed around the pit by looking at old maps and aerial photographs. The Model Village is a good example of how the area was developed by the Bolsover Colliery Company.
It’s the only way to travel!
This term our topic is all about transport. We will begin by looking at different types of transport with a focus on hot air balloons during our transition days. After that we will begin a historical enquiry into the sinking of the Titanic.
Not only is there a clear, compelling narrative that pupils can relate to, it also offers opportunities to develop worthwhile historical concepts such as diversity, causation, consequences, interpretations and source analysis. The approach to the events of the Titanic will be a problem-solving one. They will be cast in the role of experts. For example during one lesson they become historical advisers to a film director, at others they are giving reasons at an enquiry or
advising US and UK governments about future safety measures. I hope that this topic generates a lot of discussion at home as it is one of those events that attracts a lot of popular interest and captures people’s imagination.
We will begin with a history focus thinking about changes in national life within living memory. Not only is coal mining an important part of our national history, but our local area is steeped with coal mining history due to coal seams running underground!
We will be visiting the National Coal Mining Museum this half term where we will have a tour underground. We will journey 140metres underground and learn about 180 years of mining!
Please take a look at the documents below for more information about this terms learning in Class 2.
Miss Broughton (Class Teacher), Mrs Knowles, Mrs Pearson and Mrs Gray (part-time Teaching Assistants) welcome you to Year 2!
January 2019: French Skipping
We have focussed on our fundamental movements such as running, dodging, jumping, skipping and hopping. We have applied our skills whilst learning the game ‘French Skipping’. We have found that this has required us to use increased balance and coordination for our jumping.