Class 2

Welcome to Class 2!


To begin the term Class 2 will be looking at I’ll Take You To Mrs Cole. The children will use the delightful illustrations and books of Michael Foreman to practise simple, compound and complex sentences with powerful verbs. They will then create their own stories based around I’ll Take You to Mrs Cole. They will also get to practise using and punctuating direct speech.


Following that, the children will grapple with instructions and explanation texts based around the glitzy world of the game show! They will learn about features of explanations before going on to write their own, based on a game show. The unit will help the class recognise the concept of verbs, practise using the 1st and 3rd person and understand a growing range of grammatical terminology.


Then we will use poetry to create colourful images with words. The children will find and use adjectives and adjective phrases to convert a poem to prose, compose their own poems on a subject and use their voice to add excitement to a performance. Through the topic, children will recognise adjectives, nouns and adverbs and practise using adverbials and fronted adverbials.


This term, Year 3 will:

· Partition and order 3-digit numbers; order 3-digit numbers, place them on an empty number line and find a number between; place 3-digit numbers on landmarked lines; explore place value in money; use place value to add and subtract pounds

· Revise addition of 3-digit numbers; use compact addition to add pairs of 3-digit numbers (estimate totals); look for patterns and make generalisations; revise subtractions across 100 (e.g. 1137 – 72);

· Add using compact addition; use column addition to add money; find change from £5, £10, £20

· Revise doubling numbers to 50 using partitioning; revise halving numbers to 100 using partitioning; begin to use the grid method to multiply 2-digit numbers (teens numbers then numbers < 30) by 1-digit numbers; divide numbers using times tables; divide numbers beyond times tables

· Measure in l and ml and convert between the two units; revise measuring in m, cm and mm; draw a bar chart; find perimeters; revise am and pm times; begin to tell the time to the nearest minute; tell time to the nearest minute; compare time durations

· Recognise right angles and turns; identify if angles are greater/less than a right angle; identify perpendicular/parallel lines; count faces, vertices and edges of 3D shape


This term, Year 4 will:

· Carry out place value additions/subtractions; place 4-digit numbers on landmarked lines and round to the nearest 10/100; count on/back in steps of 25/1000; learn the Roman numerals to 100

· Revise compact decomposition of 3-digit numbers; carry out expanded decomposition of 4-digit numbers (one move); carry out expanded then compact decomposition of four-digit numbers (two moves); use counting up to subtract pairs of numbers close to multiples of 1000, or when the larger number has zeroes

· Add and subtract near multiples of 10, 100 and 1000; choose mental or written methods for addition and subtraction; solve addition and subtraction word problems

· Revise numbers with one decimal place, mark them on empty number lines and round to the nearest whole; introduce numbers with 2 decimal places on place-value grids; multiply and divide 1-digit, 2-digit then 3-digit numbers by 10 and 100 to give tenths, and hundredths; carry out place value additions and subtractions (e.g. 4.06 + 0.5, 4.56 – 0.06)

· Compare and order numbers with two decimal places; place numbers with two decimal places on landmarked lines (marked in 0.1s); add/subtract 0.1/0.01 to/from numbers with 2 decimal places; count on and back in tenths and hundredths; add/subtract multiples of 0.1/0.01; solve simple measure problems

· Complete symmetrical shapes and patterns; recognise acute and obtuse angles; recognise different types of triangle; investigate angles in quadrilaterals; sort quadrilaterals


Children will be learning about The Power of Forces. During the topic, children will explore how forces can make objects start to move, speed up, slow down or change direction. The class will compare how things move on different surfaces. They will learn that some forces need contact between two objects, but that magnetic forces can act at a distance. He children will also identify that magnets attract some materials and not others and that these are known as magnetic materials. They will learn that magnets have two poles and that two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing. During our investigations, the children will work as scientists to compare and group a variety of everyday materials based on whether they are attracted to a magnet. They will carry out fair tests to investigate the strength of magnets and how objects move on different surfaces.