In Edison Class (Year 2), we learn through a range of exciting projects. This terms new topic will be ‘Read for the Stars’. The classroom features a beautiful reading area, complete with interesting books featured around our topic of Space, draped ceilings with twinkly lights, a NASA rocket, and the planets of our solar system. To encourage independent learning, activities linked to the topic and the national curriculum have also been established. The children will enjoy learning about the first landing on the moon, make their own planets using paper mache and launch their very own rockets in science. With the summer months now approaching, this gives us ample opportunity to learn outside, and many of the activities have been planned with this in mind.
It is going to be a very interesting topic and I know the children will thoroughly enjoy their learning over the coming weeks.
We teach English through our project, with many opportunities for the children to write, developing their grammar, punctuation and spelling. Our book units this term link closely the theme for the term including The Smeds and The Smoos, Here We Are, The Hackney Martian and The Man on the Moon.
Mathematics is also linked to our project and covers the curriculum for Year 2. We teach maths in practical and exciting ways to deepen the children's understanding. This term, areas covered includes time, shape, money, measurement and statistics.
We also use of the Forest School area for maths, literacy and project. Outside learning gives children a fantastic opportunity to explore and be creative and so where possible, reading and creating stories will take place within the Forest School.