Rockingham (Yr 2)
Welcome to Rockingham Class
In Rockingham class we have 29 wonderful year 2 children. The class is taught by Mrs Tharme. We are also lucky to have Mrs Want supporting us in class most of the time.
This term we will be blasting off in a rocket to learn all about ‘Spectacular Space!’ We will be helping NASA and the European Space Agency with many exciting missions.
As readers we will be reading a range of non-fiction books about space as well as space themed stories. As writers we will be writing alien adventure stories, character descriptions of aliens and newspaper reports about aliens landing on Earth. We will also write fact files about planets and letters to the British astronaut Tim Peake. We will write explanation texts about rocket launches and space suits and instructions about how you clean your teeth in space.
As mathematicians we will continue to develop our arithmetic skills, quickly recalling addition, subtraction and times table facts. We will help astronauts take measurements in space while learning about capacity, weight and length. We will also learn more about 2D and 3D shapes and collect data about space and present it using bar charts and pictograms.
As scientists we will learn about the importance of exercise, hygiene and diet to living a healthy lifestyle. We will learn about how astronauts have to be and stay very fit during space missions and how their diet in space is different to the food they usually eat. We will also improve our scientific enquiry skills by asking questioning, predicting, observing, fair testing and measuring.
As religious educators we will be exploring the Gospels from the Bible and the good news that Jesus brings. We will be discussing what we are thankful for and how Christians show that through prayer.
For a full overview of all areas of the curriculum we will cover in Term 5 please see the theme web attached below.