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Hello Class 2,
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This week Literacy is going to focus on writing a narrative of The Evacuees and in Maths you will be looking at Addition & Subtraction using column method.
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Dear Class 2,
As you can tell from all of our tears, everyone is upset that our school is unfortunately having to close and that you cannot continue showing your fantastic work ethic.
I would like to take a moment to say how all of the staff here in Class 2 will miss you as part of our family, and hope you and your families keep safe and stay healthy.
If you need any help or advice you can contact me at email@example.com
Continue to be the inspiring and wonderful children you are! We look forward to seeing you all as soon as the school re-opens.
Miss Jones xx
Welcome to Class Two!
Our Topic this term is...
Welcome to Class 2.
We hope you all had a fantastic break and are as excited as we are to get started on our new topic this spring 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 begin the term by looking at '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 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 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.
In science, we will learn about Sound. The children will begin this unit of work by exploring what sound is and how it travels. They will carry out a range of smaller experiments to investigate sound further.
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 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.
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.
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!