Class Teacher: Mrs Lora Dell
Class Assistant: Mrs Julia Roberts
Art taught by Mrs Jane Mackervoy
Summer Term Curriculum
Classic Fiction: Dick King-Smith
This term Class 2 will enjoy reading Dick King-Smith's humorous tale of a mischievous parrot. They'll study formal language and Americanisms and learn from the author's use of dialogue to build character. Class 2 will use fronted adverbials to build tension as they write their own animal story inspired by Harry's Mad.
Non-Fiction: Lost In The Rainforest
Class 2 will learn how to write an engaging and informative non-chronological report about a new species they discover whilst lost within the Amazon rainforest. They will develop the skills of identifying report features, gathering and organising information into a plan, writing and then editing the content, and finally, presenting the finished non-chronological report with a focus on layout.
Poetry: Poems of Valerie Bloom
Whilst reading a selection of poems from Valerie Bloom's Stars with Flaming Tails, Class 2 will revise prepositions and expanded noun phrases before writing a tribute poem as a gift to someone special.
Using the entertaining Until I met Dudley, Class 2 will be introduced to explanation texts . They will use conjunctions to extend sentences and nouns and pronouns to write cohesively. They will design and invent a new machine and clearly explain its purpose.
Maths is an adventure for children (and adults) to immerse themselves in, get creative with, make mistakes, and conquer!
Power Maths is a whole-class mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help nurture confidence in maths.
Power Maths rejects the notion that some people simply 'can't do' maths. Instead, it develops growth mindsets and encourages hard work, practice and a willingness to see mistakes as learning tools.
This half term, Year 3 will learn:
Year 4 will learn:
Class 2 will investigate how habitats are changing because of human activities like pollution, climate change, building and farming. Discover that every plant and animal is perfectly adapted to live in its own particular habitat which is fine unless that habitat changes through human activity and climate change.
Class 2 will aim to create amazing electric powered person or robot using their growing knowledge of electricity. They will design a face with exciting electrical components such as a nose that buzzes when pressed or eyes that light up at the flick of a switch! Thy might even design some electrical accessories like a revolving bowtie or hat!
Class 2 will explore the meaning of the term
‘prehistory’ and identify the Stone Age, Bronze Age
and Iron Age. They find out what
archaeologists do and how they find out about the
past without written records.
They will find out how Britain’s coastline changed and
explore how bronze and iron was made and the
effect they had on life in Britain. They will explore
life and community in Britain’s first permanent
In Geography this term, we will look take a trek into the depths of the jungle as we explore the geography of the rainforests. Class 2 will find out where rainforests are located in the world, what the different layers of the rainforest are like, who lives in rainforests and much more as they become rainforest geography experts!
This half term in Music, the learning is focused around one song:
Bringing Us Together
by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman
This is a Disco song about friendship, peace, hope and unity.
As well as listening to and playing a long to Bringing Us Together, we will also be comparing it to a variety of other songs including Good Times by Nile Rodgers, Ain't Nobody by Chaka Khan and We Are Family by Sister Sledge.
This term in Computing, the pupils will use 2Logo, a text-based coding language used to control an on-screen marker to create mathematical patterns.
In this unit they will:
• Learn common commands and constructs of the Logo programming language.
• Develop their ability to compose algorithms for drawing mathematical structures and turn these into Logo code.
We will continue to follow the 1 Decision scheme, with Deedee and Darlee helping the children explore the topics Responsible Behaviour
In RE this half term we will be looking at the Hindu religion.
Some of the questions we will answer include:
Where and when did Hinduism start? What is Trimurti? Who is Brahma? Who is Vishnu? Who is Shiva? And what is their importance?We will also discover what the Mandir is, what the Hindu holy book is andwe'll explore the festival of Diwali.
This term the children will be learning how to give greetings in Spanish.
Art & Design
Art & Design
With our specialist Art teacher Mrs Mackervoy, the children will develop a wide range of Art and Design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, space and form.
In PE this term, the children will be developing their Netball skills. They will be encouraged to persevere when developing competencies in key skills and principles such as defending, attacking, throwing, catching and shooting.
They will learn to use a range of different passes in different situations to keep possession and attack towards goal. Pupils will learn about defending and attacking play as they begin to play even-sided versions of 5-a-side Netball.
They will learn key rules of the game such as footwork, held ball, contact and obstruction.
Pupils will be introduced to specific swimming strokes on their front and on their back. They will learn how to travel, float and submerge with increasing confidence. They will learn and use different kicking and arm actions. Pupils will be given opportunities to observe others and provide feedback. They will also be introduced to some personal survival skills and how to stay safe around water.
Homework will be set on a Friday and handed back in on the following Wednesday.
Reading & Spelling: All children are expected to read at home daily for at least 15 minutes. We encourage your child to include other genres in their reading, including non-fiction sources such as newspapers, magazines and reference materials. Parents are encouraged to sign the reading records to indicate that this has been done each day. Spelling words will be regularly sent home to practise. Spellings may consist of particular letter strings or high frequency words.
English, Science & Foundation Subjects : Children will receive a combination of English, Science and Topic work every week. Tasks reinforce learning done in class and vary from being based on a particular writing style or skill e.g. poetry or diary writing to focusing on specific grammar or punctuation rules or a comprehension based on their English, Science or Foundation topic. In addition, they could be tasked with finding an object to bring in, share and talk about, doing independent research on a particular topic or completing additional work based on the topic covered in class. In addition they may receive vocabulary on a particular topic that they need to learn.
Maths: Every week the class will receive a piece of Maths homework based on the work we have been covering in class. In addition to this, we would strongly encourage every child to practise their times tables regularly using Times Tables Rock Stars. There is a weekly tournament set up against our sister school (Puller) and every time you use TTRS, your score counts towards our school’s score! Click the picture below to go to the Times Table Rock Stars page.
Highlights of the Term