Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a lovely half term break.
This half term our topic is Time.
Time is a History based topic
We will create timelines starting from famous people and events leading up to the present year. Children will read and watch clips from past events e.g. Mary Anning/The Great Fire of London/Guy Fawkes/Neil Armstrong and create a class museum using artefacts brought from family collections. Children will learn about remembrance Sunday and WW1 and will have a visit from a WW2 veteran.
We will look at a variety of texts about Guy Fawkes, The Great Fire of London, Stone Girl Bone Girl, The Christmas Story and Dinosaurs.
We will create information leaflets, diaries, sequence events, incorporating labelled pictures, headings, sub-headings and diagrams.
Children will write letters with purpose e.g. to invite visitors to school/thank visitors and also use their imagination to create imaginative descriptions
In Design Technology
We will be making winding up mechanisms in the form of a clock. Children will use cotton reels, doweling and string to create this. We will be able to work with wood to create a wooden outline of a hose as part of the fire of London topic. We will work with textiles to create a Christmas decoration that is fit for purpose and we will evaluate our designs.
We will look at growth of a human over time and the life cycle of a human and how to keep a human healthy. We learn to develop our investigative skills by observing and looking closely and using simple scientific equipment. We learn the idea of making a prediction, a fair test and how to present our results e.g. in a table.
Maths in Context
Solving problems involving time. Use units of time-seconds, minutes, hours, days and know the relationship between them. Look at days of the week and months of the year and solve problems involving these.
Identify time intervals and read the time to the quarter hour on an analogue and digital clock.
Please take a look at the Time plan below for more information.
As well as all of the above we will be preparing for Christmas
It's going to be busy and exciting!
PE days for Class 8 are Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure that children have a PE kit and appropriate shoes for outdoors activities.
In Year 2, children will be going to the woods as we would like to do this when it links with learning in class. We will always give you notice before hand and would love any helpers to join us.
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