Welcome to Base 2!
In English we are going to be writing non-chronological reports and story writing based on the story ‘A crow’s tale’. We will be continuing to learn different spellings and spelling rules each day. Spellings will continue to come home on Fridays for a test the following Friday. During guided reading, we will be spending time each week working on answering comprehension questions. Children will need to learn to look carefully in the text to find the best answer to questions. We will be also hearing children read their reading books in school so please keep on reading with them at home and bringing in their reading books and reading diaries each day. Handwriting is also practised each day and some of the children are using joined up writing very effectively.
In maths we will be working on developing use of mental maths and learning times tables. The children will have time to practise their times tables using a new online programme called TTrockstars. All children have a username and login so that they can also practise their times tables at home. We will also be learning about money, weight, volume, fractions, properties of shape as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In science we will be learning to describe how different habitats, including microhabitats, provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants. We will describe how animals get their food from plants and other animals using the idea of a simple food chain.
In History this half-term we will be looking at the lives of William Shakespeare, Jethro Tull, Grace Darling, Queen Victoria, Marie Curie and Queen Elizabeth II. We will be learning basic facts about each of these famous people such as where and when they were born and what they are famous for.
In Geography next half-term we will be learning about the countries that make up the United Kingdom and related facts such as the their location on a map, capital cities, rivers and industries.
In PSHE we will be using the core values of collaboration and positivity as a thread throughout the term. We will be learning about goals, community and how to be healthy through diet and exercise.
The focus for the term are special books for Christians and Sikhs. We will also look at how Christians and Sikhs value and care for living things in the world. As the term ends, the children will learn about Easter.
We will be creating, practising and performing dances about different countries. We will be developing our aiming skills through games.
Art and DT
We will be developing skills relating to drawing portraits including self-portraits. This topic will be linked to our History topic of famous people. In DT the children will practise their joining skills and join fabric in different ways to make a fabric face.
The children will learn e-safety as well as coding including programming beebots.
The children will learn songs and create music from our Churanga programme. The units used this term are called, ‘I wanna be in a band’ and ‘zootime’.
Please see me if you have any questions about your child’s learning this term.
Thursday and Friday are our PE days this term but we ask that children leave their PE kit in school all week if possible.
Children can change their book when needed, they are asked to place their book on the unit inside the classroom and it will be changed as soon as possible.
The children will bring spellings home to learn every Friday. There will be a spelling test the following Friday.