Welcome to Class 2 with Miss Nettleton, Mrs Cawthorne, Mrs Atlas and Miss Wilson.
Our topic is called 'Movers and Shakers'.
In the Movers and Shakers project, children will learn about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.
We will also be completing 6 mini projects this term. These are:
Still life - This project teaches children about the work of significant still life artists and still life techniques. They explore a wide variety of still lifes and learn about the use of colour and composition. They create still life arrangements and artwork.
Remarkable Recipes - This project teaches children about sources of food and tools used for food preparation. They also discover why some foods are cooked and learn to read a simple recipe. The children choose and make a new school meal that fulfils specific design criteria.
Let’s Explore the World - This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children about atlases, maps and cardinal compass points. They learn about the characteristics of the four countries of the United Kingdom and find out why there are hot, temperate and cold places around the world. They also compare England to Somalia. Children carry out fieldwork, collecting primary data in their locality to answer geographical questions.
Habitats - This project teaches children about habitats and what a habitat needs to provide. They explore local habitats to identify and name living things and begin to understand how they depend on one another for food and shelter.
Human Survival - This project teaches children about the basic needs of humans for survival, including the importance of exercise, nutrition and good hygiene. They learn how human offspring grow and change over time into adulthood.
Mix it - This project teaches children about basic colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. It includes an exploration of primary and secondary colours and how artists use colour in their artwork.
Children will be sent home with one piece of homework on Friday every week, alternating between Maths and Grammar. This needs to be handed in the following week, by Friday at the latest. Spare homework is kept in the classroom so children are able to take another copy if it is lost. If children find their homework difficult, don't hesitate to help them, however I must ask that you do not complete the homework for them.
Children will have a spelling test each Monday and will be given new spellings on Monday afternoon.
Children are required to read to an adult three times a week. This needs to be recorded in their reading diaries. Please write the title of the book and what page they have read up to and sign. This is checked at the start of the week and they will be given a new reading book to bring home with them. Please ensure children bring their books and reading diaries back to school every day so that we can read with them in school.
Topic Homework has been sent home with your children at the start of the year. This is not due until after October Half Term.
Our PE days this term are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure children come to school in the correct PE kit. If they are not wearing the correct kit, then they will be given spare kit from school to wear. Children with long hair will need to have it tied back into a pony tail and earrings need to be removed on PE days.
Home Learning Links
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