- We will be looking at features of traditional tales and relating them to personal experience. The children will compare stories told through different media and plan new versions of well-known stories. We will also take a look at play scripts which will help us work together as a group and have fun with drama.Non-chronological reports
- In our topic, The Great Fire of London, we will be looking at Samuel Pepys’ diary to help us write our own diary entries and newspaper reports on the Great Fire of London.
In numeracy we will be looking at:
- Adding and subtracting,
- Fractions, decimals and percentages,
- Geometry and properties of shape.
We will learn that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. The children will find out about and describe the basic survival needs of animals, including humans, (water, food and air) and describe the importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
Art and DT
This term we will be turning our hand to Sculpture and 3D structures. The children will be learning about British sculptors and Tudor architecture (Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth) and we will be making our own Tudor houses and designing fire engines.
We will be asking the question “How has London changed since the Great Fire?” This provides wonderful opportunities for cross curricular work and a class trip!
We will be looking into the archives, reports, images, and artifacts we will be able to ascertain the differences between now and then. Drama will play a big part in this term’s learning as will art and design.
- The children will explore how to choose and apply skills and actions in sequence and in combination. They will learn to play simple competitive net, striking and fielding games that they have made using simple tactics.
- The class will recall all their hard work in Year 1 on the apparatus, using balance, routine, safety and movement to create sequences which require thought and skill.
In R.E lessons we will be learning about the parables that Jesus told in the New Testament of the Bible. In Spring 2 we will look at the key symbols from the 4 main religions. Our Easter focus will be on the events of Palm Sunday.
Personal, Social and Health Education
The aims of these sessions are to help children to feel positive about themselves, take part in discussions and consider social and moral dilemmas that they come across in everyday life. We will focus on medicines this term, looking at all household products including medicines and how they can be harmful if not used properly. The children will also learn to recognise, name and deal with their feelings in a positive way.
P.E. will be on Fridays. Children need a P.E. kit in school at all time (school approved). Please put in both jogging bottoms and shorts for indoor and outdoor activities and make sure PE shoes fit.
Please bring your child’s book bag and reading book/record every day. Please fill in the reading record to keep me up to date on your child’s progress and to add any comments on how they are doing at home. It is important that reading at home is a priority both with an adult/partner and independently on a DAILY basis.
Every Wednesday your child will come home with new spellings to be practised every day and returned the following Tuesday ready for the spelling test. On Fridays we will give out some Maths, English or ‘Topic-based’ homework, to be returned the following Wednesday. Please take note that your child may interpret the home work in whichever way he/she desires. We are not prescribing that drawing and writing are the only ways of consolidating the weeks learning. Consider making things, verbally describing things, taking photos, or cooking. You can make a note of what your child has done for that week’s homework if it is not recordable.
On Tuesday afternoons I will be out of class for PPA time and Mrs Deards will be teaching the class at this time each week. Friday is my SENco day so Mr Scannell will take the class with Janet Cheeseman.
As always, if you have any worries or concerns regarding your child please do not hesitate to get in-touch and we can organise a time to meet, I will always be in the playground at 8.50 to help facilitate this.
We look forward to a fabulous term.