Class 2 is a mixed year 3 and 4 class.
In English this term we will be sharing Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl. His very last story. We will be working on a wide range of ‘reading and writing’ activities which will connected to the story in some way. We’ll also be learning new spellings and doing activities for grammar and punctuation, again using the text when we can as a stimulus.
Every morning the children come into class and read to an adult which supports individual reading development. There is also access to a Rapid phonics intervention should the children need it.
In maths this term, we will be working on multiplication and division. The children will use a range of resources to do practical activities for multiplication and division. Following that, we will be working with money and statistics, looking at tally charts etc. Then, we will be working on measurement where we’ll be measuring Length and Perimeter. Finally, we will work on Fractions.
The Wider Curriculum – In Science, we will be working on ‘Rocks’ and ‘Forces and Magnets’. In History, our focus is ‘Ancient Greece’, learning about how the Ancient Greeks shaped our world. This will introduce knowledge about government, democracy and decision making. This topic will develop knowledge about timelines, maps, along with key terms and important dates. We will learn about Athens and the key features of life there. In Geography, during the second part of the spring term, we will be working on the unit entitled, ‘What can we discover about Europe’? We’ll be looking at key countries, capitals and physical features of Europe. In Computing, we’re learning coding using software. They will create programs and carry out tasks to debug programs. In Art, the children will be learning about Abstract Art. They will learn how to shade using tone and texture as well as producing pieces of work based on famous artists. In PE we’re doing a range balancing activities and routines based around gymnastics, following the unit, ‘balancing act’. In French, we’re learning about simple greetings and food items.
In our cookery slot on Wednesday mornings, we’re making a range of food items, learning about nutrition along the way. We will be learning about a variety of French foods as well as foods connected to our History topic.
Alongside our curriculum, there are other professionals who come into school to deliver Occupational Therapy. We also follow the handwriting programme, ‘Earth’ which was initially devised by physiotherapists to help children develop their handwriting skills through development of fine and gross motor skills. We also have the support of CAMHS workers who support emotional regulation, should this be required. We also have Rebecca, who delivers emoji club which enables children to identify their feelings and emotions as well as teaching them how to ‘cope’ or ‘manage’ these, sometimes, big emotions.
Mrs D Blake, Miss L Grant & Miss C Salmon
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.