Class 2

Mr Caston

Topic: Class 2 will be studying a Gardening topic. Hopefully some lovely weather will allow us to get outside to learn and enjoy our beautiful school grounds. We are very lucky to be involved in potato and sunflower growing in association with the Aldborough Flower Show. This will be hugely exciting and will allow the children to become expert observational Scientists and gardeners.

English: This will be linked to our topic and will include enjoying the true story ‘Seeds of Change’ which is based on the life of the founder of the Green Belt Movement Wangari Maathai. We will also explore the traditional tale Jack and the Beanstalk and The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Children will write their own extended stories using story language while linking and developing ideas.

Art/DT: Linked to our English work, we will create Scratchboard artwork in the style of the illustrations from our class book and also make floral patterns in the style of William Morris. Our Design and Technology work this term will be focussed on designing and creating our own puppets to then write and perform our own shows.

Maths: We will be revising various areas of Maths with a strong focus on Number and using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) to accurately solve calculations and word problems. It would be hugely helpful if you could encourage your child to practice their 2,5, and 10 times tables over the next few weeks.

PE: This will further develop our throwing and catching skills before we move on to some team games.

KS1 SAT assessments take place throughout May. At Aldborough assessing children’s learning is a daily process to ensure their learning matches their needs so children will no doubt approach the tests with their usual confidence and positive attitude to learning.