This half term our topic is Celebrations.
This half term we will be learning about different celebrations from a variety of cultures and religions. We will spend each week looking in detail at different celebrations from around the world such as Hogmanay, Diwali and Hanukkah. As researchers the children will look at the history behind the celebrations and traditions that are followed such as the food that is eaten and the clothes or jewellery that is worn.
During Literacy we will create information leaflets and posters about how people celebrate in different cultures. We will also be looking at a variety of traditional stories from around the world- Little Red Riding Hood, Rama and the Demon King, Hansel and Gretel, Why Frog and Snake can't be friends and The Boy who cried Wolf. The children will create their own version of these stories using traditional story language, and looking at how to create a detailed beginning, middle and an end.
As mathematicians we will be developing our knowledge of number by solving everyday word problems. We will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties and sorting them using venn and carroll diagrams. We will also be creating number sequences as well as looking in more depth at multiplication and division and how we can use different strategies to solve these.
As scientists we will learn about life cycles including the life cycle of a ladybird and an apple tree. We will identify and name plants and animals in their habitats and we will observe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will be learning about how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
PE days for Class 8 are Wednesdays and Fridays. 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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