Welcome to Class Two!

Our Topic this term is 'The Romans'

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Welcome back to Class 2 where we are ready to start a fun and exciting spring term!

Our topic this term is The Romans!

 

In Literacy  we will  begin with another fantastic story 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit. The children will explore how the characters are feeling during different stages of the story. They will learn about the setting of the story followed by writing character descriptions before planning and writing a detailed story of their own.

Our writing in Literacy this term wouldn't be complete without learning more about Rome. Through researching all about the area, food, lifestyles and more, the children will produce a holiday leaflet advertising the destination. 

Punctuation and grammar skills will be introduced or refined during lessons in order to enable all children to become confident writers.

Reading and spellings are practiced daily in class and these should also be practiced regularly at home.

We encourage your support to make sure your child reads at home at least 3 times in a week and completes any homework/spelling practice set by the class teacher.

 

In Numeracy we will continue to follow the new curriculum for Y3/4. This term we will become confident at place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing large numbers using  both mental and written methods and be able to apply these skills to real-life word problems. Work on shape will enable us to  compare, classify and name 2d and 3d shapes and identify lines of symmetry.  We will use objects and numbers to show and calculate, order, compare and add fractions.

Homework will be given out on Thursdays in order to further practice new maths skills taught in lessons, at home.  Homework should be returned by Wednesday.  If your child requires further help or support please let the class teacher know.

 

In History    children will explore the story of how Rome was founded and how the city expanded into an empire. We will be investigating how ancient Rome was structured and explore what daily life was life for ancient Romans. We will also be looking at the Romans invading Britain and deciding whether or not the Roman army was well structured. 

 

In Science we will begin by learning about Forces and Magnets. We will carry out experiments that measure different forces needed for objects to move across a range of surfaces before exploring magnets. Whilst leaning about magnets, we will plan and carry out our own experiment to find magnetic materials. 

 

In PSHCE we will learn about rules and the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance .  We will continue our focus on British values and will continue our work on Global learning.

 

In Art and Design Technology we will start this term by looking at Roman art, focusing on mosaic patterns. This will provide the children will lots of ideas, ready for creating their own mosaic tile. We will also look at the Romans use of symbolism in art and create a piece of artwork to portray a Roman myth. 

 

In Computing we learn coding and write algorithms to create sequences to make commands and use variables to create simple games.

We will also continue to practice our keyboard skills throughout the curriculum to record, present and enhance our work with pictures, creative texts and layouts.

 

In Music guitar lessons will continue!  Year 4 children will learn to read and play new notes, while Year 3 children will be introduced to new skills which will enable them to play simple chords.  We will also focus on our singing and begin to write our own songs.

 

In PE this term, football skills will be introduced and playing in teams. A great opportunity to learn or develop further skills. 

 

In French  They will extend their french vocabulary this term to include animal names and descriptions. The children will also learn about different foods and drinks, creating role play scenarios at 'Café de classe 2'.

 

In R. E. we will find out about the meaning of belonging, exploring who we are as individuals, being part of diverse communities, our global community and sharing and helping others. 

 

 

 

Keep checking our page as we upload our photos of this term's work!

 

Take a look at some of the amazing things that we did last year in Class 2 when we went to Bempton RSPB and Tophill Low!