Happy new year Class 2
We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas at home and are looking forward to our new topic,
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls. Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim. Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower. Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower. Let’s build a brand new one. Whose is the tallest? Can you measure it? Then dig deep, deep down, making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground. What’s that sound? I hear little hooves going trip, trap, trip, trap, over the rickety bridge. Watch out for the angry troll underneath. He likes to gobble up little girls and boys. Make sure your bridge is sturdy enough to take our weight and get us safely to the other side. And finally, meet three little pigs who need your help to build a strong fortress. Inside its strong walls, they’ll be safe from the big, bad wolf. No huffing and puffing will blow your fortress down.
During this topic we will be learning about....
Recounts, diaries, traditional tales and non-chronological reports.
Our class book this term is The Conquerors' by David McKee
|Mathematics||Counting, ordering, comparing numbers. Reading and writing numerals in numbers and in words. More and less than. Addition / subtraction facts, number bonds. Naming, identifying and describing 3D shapes. Rehearsing the days of the week and months of the year. Counting in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's. Estimating amounts. Problem solving and reasoning, applying the above skills.|
|Science||Everyday Materials and their Properties|
|Art & Design||
Compare and discuss works of art.Develop the use of line to create pictures.
|D&T||Using a range of materials including construction kits, natural resources and junk modelling materials to build structures, Evaluating and improving our models. Exploring how structures can be made stiffer, stronger and more stable. Learn about famous Engineers.|
|Computing||Accessing Teams. Searching the Internet for information. Drawing castles using suitable drawing software. Taking virtual tours of castles online to look at key features.|
|History||Everyday lives of people from long ago. Castles through the ages. Sequencing of events into chronological order. Understand the methods of historical enquiry. Present historical information.|
|Geography||Great towers and castles from around the world. Draw or read a range of simple maps that use symbols and a key. Using world maps and globes. Look at different bridges. Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop. Think about what tunnels are made from and how they think they are used. Famous tunnels. Amazing structures from around the world.|
|PE||Bat and ball skills, Gymnastics. PE will continue to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure you have warm clothes and suitable footwear, ready for outdoor PE. (Please refer to the school uniform list if unsure)|
|RE||Our new Christian Value for this half term is Loyalty.|
|Music||Learning about Pitch|
As we continue through the colder months, please ensure children have a named school cardigan or jumper at all times. We would also encourage children to always have a coat in school.
Please bring in school book bags with a reading book daily, as we will do our very best to listen to readers as often as possible.
Homework will continue to be posted on Teams every Thursday.
Spellings will now be accessed via Teams. This terms spellings will be given out for the whole term. Spelling books will no longer be sent home. Spelling tests will happen in school on Tuesdays. Please bring your spelling books back into school if you still have them at home.
If you do have any questions at all, please email into school and we will reply as quickly as we can.
Autumn Term (2) 2020
Bright Lights, Big City
What do you know about England`s capital city? Let`s find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks.
Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end?
Hang on, there`s someone new in town! Plan a tour for Marley the Meerkat (he`s come all the way from Zambia, you know) making sure he takes in all the sights and sounds of London before he finally meets his family at London Zoo.
Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city?
During this topic we will be learning about....
|Recounts, Labels and Captions; Adventure Narrative, Instructions, Poetry. Our Whole Class Text is "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse."|
|Mathematics||Counting, ordering, comparing and different ways of representing numbers. Addition / subtraction facts, doubles, number bonds. Sequencing Events, Time, comparing and measuring height, length and mass in standard and non-standard units. Problem solving and reasoning, applying the above skills.|
|Art & Design||Designing and building structures, using sliders, designing and making souvenirs, colour mixing.|
|D&T||Constructing Moving Models; Understanding Where Food Comes From; Models of London Landmarks.|
|Computing||Accessing Teams, Searching the Internet for information, Digital Images, E-Safety.|
|History||The Great Fire of London.|
|Geography||Countries and Capital Cities of the UK, Using Locational Language, Using Maps, Comparing the Country Life to City Life.|
|PE||Dance and ball skills. PE will continue to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure you have warm clothes and suitable footwear, ready for outdoor PE. (Please refer to the school uniform list if unsure)|
|RE||Our new Christian Value for this half term is Consideration.|
|Music||Traditional Nursery Rhymes and Songs.|
Keeping Safe. Our new Routes to Resilience Words are Positive, Happy and Tolerant.
During this topic we will be learning about......
|Recounts, information books, non-chronological reports, lists, stories -traditional tales|
|Mathematics||Counting, ordering, comparing and different ways of representing numbers. Addition / subtraction facts, doubles, number bonds. 2-D shapes: identifying, naming and sorting according to different properties.|
|Science||Animals, identifying and classifying, variety, carnivores and herbivores, stages of growth and life cycles|
|Art & Design||Working with natural materials, drawing, painting, our artist of the year - Claude Monet|
|D&T||Building structures, making party/picnic food|
|Computing||Simple coding skills, word processing- typing and formatting, researching using the internet|
|History||Changes over time, local monuments, Robin Hood|
|Geography||Making maps, changes to the local environment -Swithland woods|
|PE||Fine motor skills, balls skills, dance|
|RE||What makes some places sacred?|
Feeling positive, looking after the environment, Health and