Welcome to Class Two!

Our Topic this term is...

The Rainforest

 

Where to travel in 2018: The best rainforest destinations

We are excited to be back and starting the Autumn term with our

Rainforest topic!

This term the children will explore all areas of a rainforests, starting with the layers, identifying some animals which live among the trees. We will also learn about the culture and lifestyle of those who live within the rainforests.

Literacy

In literacy, the children will have the opportunity to write for a variety of different purposes, including producing non-chronological reports and persuasive letters, all linked to our topic. We will begin the term by looking at 'The Great Kapok Tree'. The children will look at the persuasive language the author has used, along with other narrative skills, to write a letter to persuade them not to chop down the great tree!

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.

 

Numeracy

In numeracy we will be following the new curriculum for Yr 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 and identify lines of symmetry. We will use objects and numbers to show and calculate, order, compare and add fractions.

Maths Homework will be given out on Mondays in order to further practice of new Maths skills taught in lessons, at home.  Homework should be returned by the Friday.  

If your child requires further help or support please speak to Miss Jones.

 

History/Geography

Our topic this term is primarily a Geography based, so we will begin by learning about where we can find the rainforests, this will also develop our atlas reading skills. Following this, we will explore factors of climate change within the rainforest and how we can protect them. 

We will also learn about the culture of those tribes living in the rainforests, and how their lifestyle is different/similar to ours.

 

Science

In science, we will learn about plants and animals. The children will begin this unit of work by exploring the structure of plants and how they grow. They will carry out a range of small experiments to investigate this, and secure their understanding before moving onto learning about animals. The children will identify a range of animals, linking this to those living in a rainforest. We will discuss food chains and animal classifications. 

 

Art/Design and Technology

In Art and DT this term, we will begin by sketching rainforest animals, focusing on a range of shading and textures using pencil. The children will then enlarge their sketch, ready for paint. They will be given the primary colours so that they have to carefully think  about colour mixing.

In the second  half of the term, we will design and make bean bag frogs. The children will research the brightly coloured frogs, choose their colours, and then sew the templates to create their own bean bag. 

 

Music

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.  

 

Computing

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.

 

PSHCE

We will learn about staying healthy before moving onto E-safety. We will continue our focus on British values and will continue our work on Global learning.

 

PE

This term the children will be developing their understanding through fitness and develop skills and techniques whilst learning about football. The children will learn to work as a team, to move and pass with confidence as well as learn how to handle equipment safely. 

 

French

The children will extend their french vocabulary this term to include animal names and descriptions. The children will also learn about colours and parts of the body.

 

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!