Happy New year! Welcome back to the next term in year 2.
This Spring half term is busy with lots of topic themed work.
Our history topic is ‘Life in the 1950s’ looking at significant people and events from that period.
All the work we will be doing will then be displayed as part of our class assembly!
All class assemblies are being spread throughout the year, rather than all in the Summer term and our year 2 assembly is Friday 17th February.
There will be an opportunity to come into the classroom afterwards to look at some of the topic themed work we will have done and possibly try some 1950s themed food!
The letter attached explains what is happening on another eventful day this half term, our ‘1950s’ day! I do this every year and the children always thoroughly enjoy dressing up and experiencing some aspects of 1950s life.
This is Wednesday 1st February.
We are also going to be making some 1950s living room. If you have any match boxes/small boxes you are throwing out, could you send them in please? They are ideal for making a 1950s TV.
The final models will be displayed on the class assembly day.
IF YOU HAVE ANY ARTEFACTS FROM THE 1950S THAT WE COULD USE IN A DISPLAY I WOULD BE VERY GREATFUL.
ALSO, IF THERE ARE ANY GRANDADS/GRANDMAS THAT WOULD LIKE TO COME AND TALK TO THE CHILDREN ABOUT LIFE IN THE 1950s PLEASE COME AND SEE ME.
Finally, in English, we are continuing with improving handwriting and joins, using the correct punctuation and including conjunctions.
Science will be a continuation of the ‘materials’ topic.
Maths will involve lots of problem solving using and applying the skills they have learned.
1950s day! Wednesday 1st February
As part of our 1950s topic we will be having a 1950s day. This enables the children to get a small insight into school life and children’s activities in the 1950s.
Therefore, I would like the children to come dressed as a 1950s school child if possible.
(the following are just ideas- it is up to you)
BOYS: dark knee length shorts, tank tops or cardigans, caps, long socks, black plimsolls and greased hair.
GIRLS: loose fitting dresses, skirts with blouses, cardigans, hair in plaits or bunches, flat shoes or plimsolls
We will be doing a variety of activities throughout the day including writing with ink, making sock puppets and watching ‘Muffin the mule’ in black and white.
So that we can have the day as true to 1950s as possible, I would also like all the children to bring a 1950s packed lunch.
The lunch should reflect the fact there was still rationing.
Sandwich- jam, marmite, cheese or ham (spam)
A plain biscuit like a digestive or rich tea
A piece of fruit- apples or pears (oranges not available at the time)
Food was wrapped in greaseproof paper and placed in a paper bag.
Please remember that there were no plastic containers, cling film or foil in the 1950s.
We will provide the children with squash to drink.
Thank you in advance for your support on this exciting day J
If you have any problems or concerns about the day please don’t hesitate to come and see me.