Class 2 is a year 3/4 class. The children arrive in class each morning and get straight on with morning calculations and reading.
We have a target this year to improve knowledge of the times tables as well as completing problem solving activities. Practicing the times tables at home will help greatly.
Each morning also consists of Literacy and Numeracy where the children are taught in line with the National Curriculum but tailored to the child’s individual needs. The afternoons starts with ‘The Earth Writing Programme’ which is designed to improve writing followed by regular phonics interventions.
Science and the other foundation subjects are taught the rest of the time in school.
During the autumn term, in Science, we will be learning about Animals including humans and will explore the types of nutrition required, skeleton types, naming bones and the function of a skeleton followed by exploring muscles and their importance. We will also be learning about living things and their habitats. We will learn the names of a range of animals including their young, how they are born, how they grow and how they reproduce and briefly covering life-cycles.
In History we will be learning about ‘significant people’, one in particular being George Stephenson, followed by a visit to Shildon Railway Museum. Nearer Christmas, we will be learning all about ‘Christmas Past’. We’ll be visiting Beamish Museum where the children will take part in an activities workshop and further explore Christmas Past. We’ll be doing a wide range of activities in the classroom such as making Christmas decorations, baking and exploring toys Victorian children would have played with.
In Geography we’ll be investigating the world’s continents and oceans through a range of activities. We will learn the four countries of the UK and identify them on a map of the world, including a globe. We will also identify the main capital cities of the UK. After that, we will learn about the different weather patterns around the world.
In Religious Studies this term, we’ll be having a guest speaker about Sikhism as well as learning all about Christianity and Christmas.
In Class 2 we are going to have a ‘French week’ where we’ll be learning simple words and phrases as well as learning about how French people live and compare it to how we live in the UK.
Personal Development will be all about Health and Well-being and how to respect one another in class, in school and in society in general. We’ll continue to work within the rules and boundaries of Walworth, and these will be reinforced almost daily.
In Art, we’re doing Autumn based activities. We’ll be using a range of media such as painting, printing, sketching, stamping etc. to make creative works of art. We’ll be learning about how to mix some basic colours to create autumn colours and apply them to our art.
In Design and Technology, we’ll be exploring how to make bread and try out a range of different breads available in the supermarket today.
In P.E., the first part of the Autumn term will be ‘Invasion Games’, where we’ll be learning how to play in a team. We will learn how to bounce a basketball, progressing to walking, running, passing and shooting. During the second part of the Autumn term, we’ll be doing some dance and simple gymnastics.
In I.C.T. We’ll be learning about how to stay safe on line, for example, not to give out our personal information online and how to choose safe websites to explore. We’ll be learning a range of skills too, such as opening new documents, typing, altering font, size, colour etc. researching, copying, pasting, saving and re-naming documents. We’ll also be using ICT to supplement other areas of the curriculum such as Maths, English, Science, History and Geography.
Mrs Blake – Class Teacher
Mrs Atkinson – Support Assistant
Miss Anderson – Support Assistant
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.