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Class 2

Our topic for Autumn Term 2017 is time traveller.

 

Throughout this topic we will be learning about travelling through time. We will be focusing on historical people and events from the past including the time of the dinosaurs and cavemen.  

 

In science we will travel to the time of dinosaurs and learn about animals that descended from dinosaurs, we will look at similarities and differences between them including making life cycles and food chains. We will also learn about the seasons and daily weather patterns. We will plan and carry out numerous investigations using standard and non-standard measurements.

 

In art we will be creating our own dinosaur sculptures and pictures, together with creating our own cave paintings. We will travel to the time of famous artists and learn about their paintings.

 

In history we will travel back in time learning about the lives of some famous people including, Florence Nightingale and Neil Armstrong. We will research some historical times and events such as the Victorians and the first moon landing and we find out about how they changed history. We will look closely at different dinosaurs and how animals evolved from them. We will make simple timelines of when dinosaurs evolved and became extinct.

 

In geography we will travel around our own country. We will begin to name and locate the four parts of Great Britain and some of the cities. We will look at aerial photographs, identify key features of the UK and compare London to a capital city in a different country.  

 

In DT we will design and make our own dinosaur puppets.

 

In music we will learn about fast and slow tempos. We will sing and perform songs. We will travel through the decades listening to music from different times.

 

In computing we will learn how to save and retrieve information. We will learn about using the internet safely. We will program beebots to move around maps and write our own algorithms. We will learn about debugging programs.

 

In PE we will develop our gymnastic skills, learning to balance, roll and make simple sequences. We will practice throwing and catching and use our skills when playing games such as piggy in the middle.

 

In SUMMER TERM our topic is Food Glorious Food!

 

All of our lessons throughout the topic will have a focus on food. In particular:

 

In English we will retell stories about the gingerbread man and Oliver’s vegetables. We will write our own stories about a magic porridge pot and learn about the features of non-fiction texts such as flowcharts to explain the process of the digestive system. We will write our own poems based on food.

 

In science we will be learning about plants. We will be growing our own vegetables and comparing different growing conditions to find out what plants need to be grow well.

 

In art we will be looking the work of Andy Warhol. We will be designing our own food packaging and advertisements in the Pop Art style.

 

In history we will be learning about how farming has changed throughout the years. We will make timelines and order cooking related objects chronologically.

 

In geography we will consolidate learning to name the continents and the surrounding seas. We will also build on map skills using atlases, world maps and globes more widely. We will learn about different countries and the food that originates from them.

 

In DT we will we tasting and evaluating different salads then making our own. We will explore where our food comes from and what makes a healthy diet. 

 

In music we will be learning to experiment with sounds. We will use tuned percussion instruments and respond to high and low sounds.

 

In computing we will learn about using the internet safely. We will program beebots to move around maps and write our own algorithms. We will

 

In PE we will doing games and athletics. We will be playing Rollerball; practising our defending and attacking skills and working very hard to build up good teamwork. In athletics we will be practising throwing, jumping and sprinting so that we can perform really well in our school sports day.

In SPRING TERM our topic is it's all elemental! 

 

Throughout this topic we will be learning about its all elemental. In particular we will focus on water and fire.

In English we will retell stories about the lighthouse keeper’s lunch and Noah’s Ark. We will write an adventure story about a storm and learn about the features of non-fiction texts to make our own information books about lighthouses.

In science we will be learning about human and animal bodies and considering the similarities and differences between them. We will engage in a variety of activities including drawing and labelling the body, using their senses to conduct an investigation, describing animal bodies and sorting animals into groups.

In art we will be looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy. He uses materials found in nature to make collages and sculptures. We will look at natural patterns, shapes and symmetry to create our own artworks inspired by his style.

In history we will be learning about significant people and events in the past. We will focus on the Great Fire of London. We will find out the main events and write diaries in the style of Samuel Pepys. We will also learn about Grace Darling and how she influenced the beginning of the Life Boats.

In geography we will learn to name the continents and the surrounding seas. We will also build on map skills using atlases, world maps and globes more widely, along with using aerial photographs to recognise human and physical features including landmarks.  

In DT we will investigate the power of the wind. We will make windmills to explore how to make moving mechanisms.

In music we will be learning to explore and recognise different sound sources. We will also learn to control musical instruments and use them to accompany singing.

In computing we will learn about using the internet safely. We will program beebots to move around maps and write our own algorithms.

In PE we will doing gymnastics and dance. We will be learning to complete a sequence of movements including a roll, jump and balance. We will work in pairs and small groups on the floor and apparatus.  In dance we will practice and perform our whole class dance using movement and actions based on flight.

In Autumn Term our topic is Houses and Homes.

 

In science we will be learning about habitats and materials. We will look at features of living things, discovering habitats in our local environment and researching how animals live in habitats all over the world.

In art we will be making rubbings and exploring different patterns. We will explore different materials around schools. We will do paintings and drawings in the style of Lowry.

In history we will be learning about houses and homes from the past. We will explore the different types of houses and how they have changed over time. We will learn about our own family trees.  

In geography we will learn about the 4 parts of the United Kingdom. We will find out about where we live and will learn our own address. We will use maps and plans to look at our local area and then draw our own using a key.

In DT we will look at the key features inside and outside houses. Will design and make model houses for The Three Little Pigs.

In music we will be learning to explore and recognise different sound sources. We will also learn to control musical instruments and use them to accompany singing.

In computing we will make posters and information leaflets about houses. We will learn about using the internet safely. We will program beebots to move around maps and write our own algorithms.

In PE we will be learning to complete a sequence of movements including a roll, jump and balance. We will work in pairs and small groups on the floor and apparatus.  We will also be developing our games skills by practising attacking and defending and aiming and throwing.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION....

 

In class two we get our homework books on a Wednesday. We can choose an activity that we would like to do and then return our books on a Monday to be marked and shown to our friends.

 

We get spellings to learn on a Friday, we should return our spelling book to school the following Friday before the spelling test. All of the words we are tested on are from our phonics lesson that week.

 

We should read our reading books to an adult every night and ask them to sign our reading diary. Diaries are looked at in school three times a week and books are changed when necessary. Some of us take a quiz to show that we understand what we have read. We read in class throughout the week using a different scheme to those we bring home, this helps to challenge our reading and develop our understanding of key words and information.

  

PE in the Autumn Term is on a Tuesday and Friday with Mrs Hume. We need to wear a PE kit and plimsoles and take our earrings out ourselves or at home. Weather permitting, we will do PE outside so we may bring in a black or dark blue tracksuit to wear also. 

 

Summer Term is a very important time in Class 2. Year 1 children will complete their phonics screening checks and Year 2 children will complete SAT's assessments. It is extremely important that children complete their homework, reading tasks and spellings. They may also like to practice maths skills and phonics games at home.

 

If you have any questions or queries please come and speak to Miss Ellison or make an appointment after school. Thank you 

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