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Welcome to term 4
Curriculum overview for this term:
'A Necklace of Raindrops' and 'Lila and the Secret of Rain'.
The two books will enable the children to develop a variety of writing outcomes, including: story writing, instruction writing, letter writing in character and composing a written argument to form a debate.
Year 1 - Measurement: Length, height, weight and volume.
The children will measure different objects, compare measurements, learn how to describe the weight of an object by using the correct vocabulary, measure volume and capacity and compare different capacities.
Year 2 - Geometry: Property of Shape and Fractions
This term the children will learn how to identify 2-D and 3-D shapes, understand the meaning of a vertex, develop accurate counting strategies, identify the relationships between different amounts, be able to use their knowledge of division and sharing in order to find different quantities and understand what is the whole and what are the parts within different fractions.
This term the children will be learning why metal is / isn't magnetic, which materials are magnetic and why, how different magnets have different strengths and how we can use magnets to create a moving puppet and some wonderfully unique art work.
Geography - 'The Seven Continents'
We will be looking at the globe and identifying the seven continents. The children will learn the names of the continents, understand what a continent is, know which continent they live in, understand the different sizes of the continents and learn key facts of information about each one (such as climate and habitat).
'Salvation' - Why does Easter matter to Christians?
For this term, we will be looking at the Easter story. We will look at the sequence of events, identify the importance of why Easter is a 'big story' within the Bible and understand why forgiveness is so important to Christians.
This term we will be looking at primary and secondary colours. We will experiment with tones and shades and look at paintings by Monet and David Hockney. The children will create their own version of 'A Bigger Splash' by David Hockney.
Welcome to term 3.
Curriculum overview for this term:
We will be looking at the book called 'The Last Wolf'.
This is a lovely story that takes us on an adventure with 'Little Red'. Throughout the lessons we will develop responses by exploring themes, plots and character's actions. We will also explore the story through a variety of teaching approaches, including drama. The children will learn to write for different purposes including poetry, non-fiction and real events.
Year 1 - Number and Place Value
The children will compare objects and understand one more and one less. They will also learn to count in 2's and 5's, subtract crossing 10, add by counting on within 20 and count forwards and backwards to 50.
Year 2 - Multiplication, divisions and statistics
During this term the children will learn how to recognise and make equal groups, divide by 2, 5 and 10, make tally charts, draw pictograms, use arrays and begin to understand their 2, 5 and 10 times-tables.
'Taking care of the Earth'
This term the children will identify the importance of conservation, understand that natural resources are limited, develop an understanding that some materials can be recycled and how pollution can be harmful and reduced.
The children will design their own printing products and learn how to create effective printing mediums. They will also develop their skills for collaborative working and recognise patterns and sequences within pieces of artwork.
We will be looking at the life and key events of Florence Nightingale. We will compare how nurses and hospitals compare now and in the past, recognising the changes that Florence Nightingale implemented through her work.
Reading - Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes a day. Upon completion of their book, they should complete their AR test.
Times Table Rockstars - Children need to complete their times-table rockstars. We practise this in school but children also need to continue with this at home. All children have their login details but please speak to Mrs Ross if you need another copy.
We are recapping work from the previous terms and will be looking at measuring in cm and m.
We follow the White Rose Maths scheme.
We are using the Power of Reading schemes called Take 5 for English lessons together with stand alone tasks. https://clpe.org.uk/powerofreading
As a class we really enjoy reading and your child should aim to read at least 20 minutes a day. On completion of reading a book an AR test needs to be completed to review your child's understanding of the book.
80% is the passmark and if your child successfully achieves this for a number of books they may move up a level.
Reading is vitally important to your child's progress in all areas of the curriculum.
This term we will be looking at the Battle of Hastings and the Normans.
We will be looking at animals including humans.
Our focus will be on Christian and Medieval art which will tie in with our history.
Our homework is given out once a week on a Friday and should be returned by the Wednesday of the following week to allow time for it to be marked. It is essential that work is completed as it is selected to support the learning for that week. The homework comprises of either: handwriting, TTRockstars or comprehension.
We use Times tables rock stars to support your child's learning. It is essential that they access the website regularly to support development in the recall of the facts. The quicker your child can recall the information, the quicker they will progress up the leader board. Year 2 are expected to be able to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and their associated division facts.
Coronavirus - A Book for Children (attached to files)
We are now using Seesaw to support learning from home. Activities will be regularly posted for your child to complete. You should have received a personalised login for parents and student. If you have not please check your spam folder and then contact the school if you are still unable to find the details.
RWI Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March RWI are scheduling free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. Films will only be available at the times below: Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm Note: films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times. https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Great for crafting and creating:
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www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/literacy. A good range of games to practise reading, writing, spelling and some great adventures that combine English, maths and science.
A good range of games to practise maths skills. Times tables are a must!
A good selection of fun activities at all levels.
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