Welcome to Class Two!
Our Topic this term is...
We hope you all had a fantastic Easter break and are as excited as we are to get started on our new topic this Summer term!
This term we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks!
Children will learn about key dates and events, look at important developments and how Ancient Greece changed over a period of time. This will be done by developing keys skills, such as using secondary sources to identify changes.
In literacy, the children will have the opportunity to write for a variety of different purposes, including producing fact sheets and writing stories, linked to our topic. We will be reading 'The Wooden Horse of Troy'. The children will look at the descriptive language the author has used, along with other narrative skills, to create their own Myth.
As always, we will continue to work on our punctuation, grammar and spellings with new skills being introduced or refined during lessons in order to enable all children to become confident writers. We will continue to practice spellings and reading daily in class. We will also focus on reading comprehension this half term.
We encourage your support to make sure your child reads at home at least 4 times in a week and completes any homework/spelling practice set.
In numeracy we will be following the new curriculum for Year 3/4. 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. We will use objects and numbers to show and calculate, order, compare and add fractions.
Maths Homework will be given out on Thursdays in order to further practice of new Maths skills taught in lessons, at home. Homework should be returned by the following Wednesday. If your child requires further help or support please speak to Miss Jones.
As our topic this term is primarily a history based topic we will learn about the earliest evidence of Ancient Greece. We will be exploring the different changes within this period of history and we will be reflecting upon how their ways of living contributed to modern day living. We will explore and discuss the three main types of Government in ancient Greece, as well as compare and contrast two city states of Athens and Sparta. Throughout the topic, the children will use primary and secondary sources to find out about ancient Greece to learn about their daily life.
In science, we will learn about Animals (including humans). The children will begin this unit of work by exploring food groups and understanding why we need a range of different nutrients. They will identify and classify carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and begin to construct and interpret food chains. The children will learn about the body, how our digestive system works as well as begin to describe the basic functions.
Art/Design and Technology
In Art and DT this term, we are learning about how Greek pottery, with the children having the opportunity to recreate pots in the style of the Ancient Greeks. The children will used water colours to create pictures of their own unique vases and then incorporate these with DT to make and evaluate a model of their design.
Class 2 children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about a new instrument. The children will continue to learn to play the ukulele! They will develop skills and understanding of music to help play and compose our own pieces.
In ICT we will be learning 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.
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.
This term the children will be developing their understanding through fitness and develop skills and techniques whilst learning about cricket. The children will learn to work as a team, to move and pass with confidence as well as learn how to handle equipment safely.
The children will extend their French vocabulary this term in the topic 'Friends & Family'. They will learn about family members, animal names and descriptions. The children will also learn about colours, to be able to describe their family and friends.
We will find out about the meaning of Faith Founders, exploring what it means to be a founder of faith in a range of different religions.
Keep checking our page as we upload our photos of this term!