Meet Our Team
Mrs Sneddon Mrs Divine Mrs Winder
Assistant Head Assistant Head Cover Supervisor
Autumn 2 2018
We hope you have all had a fantastic break and are rested and looking forward to the exciting (and busy) half term.
For the first week of this half term we are continuing our work on WW1 to link in with the whole school Armistice focus. We will use a number of sources to collect as much information as we can about ‘The Great War’. We will create non-chronological reports, art work and each sew a poppy. To end the week we will gather for a Remembrance Service.
Our topic this half-term is 'Wild and Wonder'. In our topic lessons our focus for the start of the half-term will be animals including humans. This will involve looking at animals that have skeletons and learning how their muscles help to support and protect them and allow them to move. To link to this animal topic we have an exciting trip to Chester Zoo.We will also be doing artwork on a weekly basis to develop our painting techniques. We will begin by looking at creating spooky night time scenes.
In English we will be focusing on the new novel 'The Wonderling' by Mira Bartok. The book introduces us to a character who is half human and half fox! This will allow us to develop our descriptive writing skills by using ambitious vocabulary and phrases. We will then move on to narrative writing by thinking about our own half and half character. This will involve lots of imagination and wonder!
In Maths we will be introducing shape and measurement which will also allow us to consolidate the addition and subtraction taught so far. We will then move on to multiplication and division.
Our P.E days this half-term will be on Tuesdays with Mrs Divine and Thursdays with Velocity. Some Wednesdays for Dance and Competitive sports.
Autumn 1 2018
Our first topic to start the new school year will be ‘The Swinging Sixties’. We will explore this exciting decade by learning how life for people in Britain changed, the new fashion and music of the sixties and learning about some significant events including the Space Race and England winning the World Cup final.
In English we will be focusing on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will use this popular 1960s story as a hook to look at sentence structure, descriptive language and to embed all of the taught skills from Year 2. We will also learn how to write non-chronological reports to demonstrate our understanding of the 1960s.
In maths this half term we are learning about place value and then we will move on to addition and subtraction, linking this to a range of measures.
Please encourage multiplication as much as possible. Children need to know their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and need to begin to learn the 4 and 8 times tables.
Telling the time is a key skill for children and we would appreciate if you could use opportunities to discuss the time and ask children to tell the time in everyday situations. This includes telling the time from analogue clocks using Roman numerals and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks.
We will be drawing 2-D shapes and making 3-D shapes using modelling materials.
Homework will be set every week, this will include; TT Rockstars, My Maths and Spelling Shed
We will also begin to learn to play the recorder on a weekly basis!
P.E will be on Mondays with Thursdays. Full P.E kit should be worn at all times. Earrings need to be removed and long hair should be tied up. Thank You
Our Class Agreement
We will always be kind to each other.
We will show respect by listening to the person who is talking.
We will be responsible for our classroom to make sure it stays tidy.
We will show perseverance in our learning and never give up.
We will always try to enjoy every aspect of school.