This term Class 2 will explore the continent of Asia. Our class will become Geography experts, learning lots about Asian Culture to include where countries are located on earth and how their climates compare to where we live.
ENGLISH: When we stop off at the tropical paradise of Papua New Guinea, we will enjoy folk tales, writing one of our own based on the books that we will be reading: The Turtle and the Island, Six Suns and How the Moon was Created. Lots of shared reading at home is always valuable and really supports our love of books at school.
Following this, on route to China, Japan and India, we will read and explore information books, reading them and creating our own fact files. This will lead into Africa week straight after half term, when we will focus on African food and recipes, creating our own instructions for a delicious dish. Yum yum.
MATHS: We will be studying time which will be helpful for us to calculate flight times between our destinations. We will then be moving on to fractions which will help us with our Recipe work during the upcoming Africa Week. Addition and subtraction, linked to word problems, will continue to be developed. At home it would be really helpful if you could practise recalling number bonds quickly and accurately.
Dance and learning to play games from around the world will be part of our PE this term. We will write instructions to support this. On top of all of this, a trip to the Sainsbury’s Centre will inspire our Art this term which will be based around the five holy animals of India.
Do you have any Asian artefacts or knowledge you could share with our class? If so, speak with Mr Caston who will be grateful of your support.
English: We will be reading Toby and the Great Fire of London. After reading the story we will be writing postcards and letters as different characters. Inspired by Samuel Pepys’ we will be creating diaries and adding diary entries imagining we have witnessed and survived the Great Fire of London. As part of our non-fiction work we will be writing a set of instructions for surviving the fire based on accounts from 1666.
Group Reading continues to take place on Wednesdays. We are encouraging the children to read as frequently as possible, developing their confidence and enjoyment in a range of books.
Maths: We will be solving addition and subtraction calculations and word problems using bar modelling, before measuring and estimating length. We will then use our data to construct graphs and pictograms. This will also include understanding multiplication and using arrays to solve calculations.
Art: Taking inspiration from things that light up the sky, we will create works of art based on fireworks, the sun and stars, lightning and the Great Fire of London. We will also design and make wood and cardboard Tudor houses.
DT: Our art and design project will be linked to the work of the artist Wassily Kandinsky. The children will explore shape, colour and line.
English: We will be using drama to support our writing based around texts including ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak and ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne. Our non-fiction texts will teach us about the Saguaro Cactus and how to survive in the wilderness!
Maths: We will be continuing with Maths Mastery and will study Numbers within 100 and addition and subtraction of two- digit numbers. We will then move onto tackling addition and subtraction word problems.
Humanities: We will be learning about the different biomes of the world including Ice Sheet, Tundra, Forest, Grassland and Desert. Using maps and atlases to identify their locations will make us experts!
This term Class 2 will be finding out who Ranulph Fiennes is and all about his explorations. Comparing his journeys to those of Christopher Columbus will be very interesting and exciting.
Art/DT: We will design and collage a set of paper plate habitats and study the work of Henri Rousseau. With Mrs Goldsmith we will be learning all about playgrounds and we hope to have a visit to The Green to look at the design, materials and safety of the different pieces of equipment.