English this half term will be based around the famous Roald Dahl story ‘Matilda’. The children will be exploring the different super powers which Matilda has and how she uses them throughout the story. To kick off the new year, the big focus will be on punctuation and grammar where the children will recap the use of different areas of punctuation in their writing, from capital letters to the different types of apostrophes. Furthermore, the children will explore the use of adjectives as expanded noun phrases, along with the use of past and present in their work. The children will complete activities such as character descriptions and story telling.
This half term the children will begin the year by learning about:
Place value and partitioning 2/3 digit numbers.
Ordering numbers to 100/1000
Counting in steps of 2,3,5 and 10s (Y2)
Counting in steps of 4,8, 50 and 100 (Y3)
Solving number problems with all of the above.
Throughout their work, the children will be challenged to transfer what they have learnt into mathematical problems.
This term, the children are learning all about scientists and inventors. They will have the opportunity to learn about different inventors and scientists throughout history and what their discoveries were. Furthermore, they will also look at our very own superheroes, such as doctors, investigating how they use science to assist them with their work.
For the first half term, a lot of the computing will focus around basic skills such as using the internet safely, how to use common applications such as word and basic keyboard skills. However this will all be done around the theme of ‘digital art’ which will be incorporated into our superheroes topic! The children will have the opportunity to use a range of digital art programmes such as paint and 2simple and will recreate famous digital images.
During History this half term, the children will be learning about nurses throughout history and how they have become our very own superheroes through the work which they have done. The children will be completing lots of different activities which allow them to use their own research. They will be learning about nurturing nurses from the past such as Florence Nightingale.
The children will have 2 PE lessons a week, one outdoor and one indoor.
Please make sure your child has their PE kit with them every day as some weeks the date of these sessions may be subject to change.
The children will continue with their Spanish this term, with Mrs Stewart our Spanish specialist teacher still attending school for these sessions, working alongside other teachers in class.
This half term the children will be learning all about Christianity with a focus on God.
The children will be investigating the question 'why is it important to have a routine?'.
Art and DT
Art and DT will as always be closely linked to our topic. For this half term, the children will be exploring the work of the famous artist Joan Miro and will be using learnt techniques in order to recreate their own superhero inspired piece of art work similar to the work of Miro.
This half term, the children will be learning all about China. They will be looking at aspects such as landscape to cities and also will touch on the different warriors in China which will link to our superhero topic.