Class 2

Welcome to Class 2!

Class 2 timetable

English

 

Non-Fiction

Biographies: Inventors

 

Discuss inventions. Imagine the future using Was it Better Now? Explore biography (Genius of Leonardo) study verbs, perfect form, adverbs; write an autobiography.

 

 

Poetry

Poetic Forms - Syllabic Poems

 

Use Studio Ghibli films and contemporary Japanese popular culture, including Pokémon, to frame the study of haikus & syllabic poems. Use descriptive language & adverbials.

 

 

 

Class Readers

Welcome to our Reading Corner...

Maths

 

 

What Year 3 will be learning...

What Year 4 will be learning...

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.

 

Power Maths and Mastery

To develop mastery in maths, children need to be enabled to acquire a deep understanding of maths concepts, structures and procedures, step by step.   Complex mathematical concepts are built on simpler conceptual components and when children understand every step in the learning sequence, maths becomes transparent and makes logical sense.  Interactive lessons establish deep understanding in small steps, as well as effortless fluency in key facts such as tables and number bonds.   The whole class works on the same content and no child is left behind.

Religious Education

 

This term we are looking at understanding Christianity, with a particular focus on the Creation and how the children feel about the story. Among other things, we will be focusing on what the Bible says about humans being made in God's image and being given control over the Earth.

 

Computing

Science

 

 

Play and Learn (P & L) Toys make toys and games that are fun and great for learning. They have asked us to help them design and test some new products. These toys and games will work using forces and magnetism. We have accepted the challenge and will need to brush up on our scientific knowledge and skills and there will be plenty of testing and investigating to be done. Our final challenge will be to design a new toy or game that works using magnetism.

 


History

 

We are learning about the Great Fire of London. Can the children recognise that there may be different viewpoints about what or who caused the spread of the fire?  Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history.

 

Geography

 

At KS 2, the National Curriculum states “understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in a European country..." so this term we are looking at Naples and Campania. Among other things, pupils will be learning about Mount Versuvius, earthquakes and tourism in the Campania region.