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Rockingham (Yr 2)

Welcome to Rockingham Class

In Rockingham class we have 29 wonderful year 2 children. The class is taught by Mrs Ross and Mrs Johnson and we are lucky enough to be supported by Mrs Want.

We have had 4 brilliant terms learning all about London, Toys and Games, India and and Homes and Gardens.


This term our theme is…Night time! Where we shall be finding out what the world is like while we are sleeping.

We shall be researching nocturnal animals using books and the internet before writing riddles to describe them and fact files about them. We will also be reading stories set at night time such as 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' and writing our own stories that happen at night time. We will be developing our drama skills by playing in the campsite role play area and making stories with shadow puppets.

In Maths we will be further developing our number skills, working on solving calculations and problems including those involving money. We will continue to work on our recall of the timetables and the related division facts as well as doubles, halves and number bonds. We will also improve our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes and make and build nets of shapes.

In RE, we will be exploring the concept of Peace. We will think about what peace means to us, to Christians across the world and the importance of being peaceful. We will focus on how Hindus and Humanists value peace and begin to compare these religions.

In Science we shall be learning about different habitats and the animals and plants that live there. We will investigate local habits and learn about other habitats around the world. We will also learn about light and dark. We will find out what darkness is and use ‘dark boxes’ to explore how we can see in the light and dark. We will also find out what is meant by a light source and identify different light sources around school. Then we will find out why it is important to wear reflective clothing at night. We will test a range of materials using torches to find out which ones are reflective and use our knowledge to make reflective wrist bands.

In Music we shall be exploring sounds and rhythms on instruments before composing music to the story ‘Peace at Last!’ We shall also be learning about the artist Vincent Van Gogh and try to recreate his painting Starry night painting.

For a full overview of all areas of the curriculum we will cover in Term 5 please see the theme web attached below.

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