Year 2 term 3
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Get ready to take to the high seas and set sail in search of treasure! This term, we’ll visit Cleethorpes to find out about what life is like on the coast. We’ll write about our visit, read information books, investigate amazing sea rescues and write postcards and poetry influenced by the sea. Our science skills will help us to understand how boats float and we’ll design and make model ships using a variety of materials. We’ll study paintings of boats and draw detailed pictures of our own. Our map reading skills will help us to identify different seas and oceans, and we’ll learn about famous sea explorers. Stories of pirates will inspire us to make pirate flags, treasure maps and fact files. We’ll even find out how to talk and sing like a pirate! At the end of the project, we’ll share our learning with you. We’ll hold a special exhibition and perform stirring sea shanties. Shiver me timbers; it’s going to be good!
Help your child prepare for their project
The sea is fascinating! Why not take a trip to the coast? Visit the harbour, lifeboat station and beach and take plenty of interesting photographs. You could also make boats from plastic cartons, cardboard boxes and polystyrene trays. Add sails and cargo then see which boats sail around the bath successfully! Alternatively, sing along to some lively sea shanties performed by The Fisherman’s Friends from Port Isaac in Cornwall. Visit their website to access free sample tracks.
Focus = Geography
English= Stories, information books, descriptions, poetry, postcards
Geography = Using and making maps, using and giving directions
Art & design = Observational drawing, printing
Computing = Programming, using presentation software
D&T = Mechanisms, structures
History = Significant historical people – Captain James Cook, Grace Darling, famous pirates
Mathematics= Mass, position, direction and movement
Music = Sea shanties
PSHE = Feeling positive
Science = Everyday materials