Year 2 and 3 Autumn Term Topic 2017
This term our imaginative learning project is called ’Scrumdiddlyumptious’. This will be a Design and Technology focused topic and there will be lots of exciting learning opportunities for the children!
John Cadbury will be the focus of the history element of this term’s topic.
We will learn about the history of chocolate and use this as a starting point for a non-chronological report. Our visit to Cadbury World will help us learn more about John Cadbury.
Also, we hall look at what James Lind discovered and what we can learn from his investigations and discoveries.
We will be developing our observational drawing skills by drawing our favourite foods this term. The children will have an opportunity to use a variety of media to experiment with colours and lines.
We will be writing a recount of our visit to Cadubry World. The children will also practice writing instructions with recipes as the inspiration. We shall also be writing persuasive adverts and slogans to sell our creations we make in design technology. All children will also take part in a writing skills session which will focus on developing spelling, vocabulary and grammar. Your help with spellings at home is greatly appreciated. Spelling tests will be on a Thursday and the new spellings will go home every Thursday too.
NUMERACY Both year 2 and 3 will initially be focusing on securing our number and place value skills. We will recap partitioning numbers as well as ordering and comparing numbers.
We will then move on to developing our written methods for addition and subtraction. Linked to this, the children will have plenty of opportunities to apply their skills.
We will also be working hard with the children to improve their mental calculation skills, in particular number bonds and times tables. We would appreciate your support with this at home.
We will learn to listen to each other as we play and perform music related to our topic.
We will also practise performing poems with musical accompaniment.
The lessons will take place Thursday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school for these days. Whenever possible the lessons will take place outside so sensible shoes and a warm jumper would be needed too. Your child’s name must be written in every piece of clothing and footwear. Girls hair should be tied up and jewellery removed at home.
We will use our investigation skills to learn about the properties of different foods.
We will practise gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data to answer scientific questions. We will also look at nutrition.
As it is the start of the school year we will focus on rules, boundaries and expectations. The children have taken part in these discussions and have impressed us with their mature attitude which we look forward to seeing further develop throughout the year.
During this first half term, we will also be looking at a unit called ‘Healthy Eating’ where we will explore what our bodies require in order to function correctly.
Hola ! In year 2 and 3 we are going to be learning Spanish. Our focus this half term will be on speaking and listening skills. We will be learning basic greetings and then moving on to learning different foods to link with our ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious!’ topic! We will be encouraging the children to use their newly learnt Spanish at home so be prepared to learn some new lingo!