Seton Community Primary School


Seaton Close, Staithes, Saltburn By The Sea, Cleveland TS13 5AU

01947 840257

Welcome to Class 2

In Class 2 we aim to make learning an enjoyable experience for all children within a caring environment. Children in Class 2 love to learn through a creative curriculum and we believe that children find such work more engaging; increasing the likelihood of learning and retention of information. The classroom displays are informative and relevant to current topics, which reinforces childrens' learning. Childrens' work is also displayed which shows each child how we value their contributions.

 In Class 2 everyone is valued. The children remain motivated through the adventure of learning, enjoying subjects creatively and solving problems. They try new things, take risks and acknowledge and learn from their mistakes. Everyone strives to be the best they can be. We work towards all children becoming happy, confident, independent, creative, secure, caring individuals who achieve success and develop a love of learning. Class 2 are a friendly, imaginative class that promotes respect and politeness, and love to work together as a team.

Autumn Term 2022

 Our topic for this term is called Childhood. This project teaches children about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources.

In this project your child will learn words and phrases related to the passage of time. They will explore artefacts to help them understand childhood in the past and how childhood has changed over time. They will explore the six stages of life and explore timelines and family trees. Everyday life in the 1950s will be explored, including shopping, transport, family life and childhood. They will also learn about the significance of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 by studying photographs and online sources. The children will use maps to explore how places have changed over time and highlight any similarities or differences between childhood today and childhood in the 1950s. At the end of the project, they will create knowledge organisers for children who are about to study the topic of childhood.

Alongside our main project we will be looking at Everyday materials; Human senses; Shade and Shelter; Mix it; Funny faces and fabulous features and Our Wonderful World mini projects.

In Science, children will be learning that materials are what objects are made from. They will observe and identify objects made from different materials in places familiar to them, such as their home and school. They will name and use their senses to explore a range of natural materials using hand lenses and digital microscopes, learning that natural materials come from the world around us, including the ground, plants, and animals. Children will name and use their senses to explore a range of objects made from human-made materials, learning that they are new materials made by people from natural materials. They will compare a range of objects made from different materials, putting them into groups according to their similarities and differences and explaining their groups. In the Human Senses project, children will learn that humans are a type of animal, known as a mammal. They will name body parts and recognise common structures between humans and other animals. They will learn about senses, the body parts associated with each sense and their role in keeping us safe.

In Art and Design, children will be learning about basic colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. This project includes an exploration of primary and secondary colours and how artists use colour in their artwork. In the Funny Faces and Fabulous Features project, they will be learning about the concept of the portrait and how the collage technique can be used to make a portrait.

In Geography, Our Wonderful World Topic children will be learning the meaning of the terms geography, physical feature, and human feature. They will use maps, including picture maps, globes, online mapping tools and world maps. They will also become familiar with the cardinal compass points, north, south, east, and west. Children will learn the names and positions of the continents and oceans of the world and understand the terms equator, Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. They will also know the location of some hot and cold places. Maps will be studied to learn the names, capital cities and positions of the four countries of the United Kingdom and they will find out the characteristics of a village, a town, and a city. Children will carry out simple fieldwork to find out about local, physical and human features.

In Design Technology, children will learn about the purpose of shelters and their materials. They name and describe shelters and design and make shelter prototypes. Children will then design and build a play den as a group and evaluate their completed product.

Miss L Jackson

September 2022