Welcome to Class 2E!
Mrs Oldfield, Mrs French & Mrs Bullen
On behalf of all the adults and pupils, welcome to our class.
We love exploring and discovering new things, and each day we challenge ourselves to be a little bit better. We hope you enjoy looking at and reading about what we get up to, and hope you might learn something new too...
Summer Term - Planet Earth and Beyond
This term, the children will study the geography/ science topic, ‘Planet Earth and Beyond’. In science, the class will describe the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. They will recognise that the Earth, Sun and Moon are spheres. They will explain that the pattern and time-scale of the changes in the Moon's appearance over 28 days is evidence that the Moon orbits the Earth once every 28 days. They will use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and that a year is the time taken for the Earth to make one complete orbit of the sun. As part of this topic, in English, we will be studying a science fiction animation and using it as a stimulus for our own creative writing. We will also be using photographs from space as a stimulus for a descriptive piece of writing.
In geography, the class will use ICT and maps to identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, the Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night) and relate the above to their knowledge of the sun and earth. They will also explore key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. Linked with this element of the topic, the children will write newspaper reports, letters and diaries using their knowledge of mountain explorers, and natural disasters. After half term, in science, the class will study forces (gravity, friction and water/air resistance).
In R.E, the children will explore what can be learnt from inspiring people in sacred texts and religions (including Moses, Jesus and Muhammad). In art, as part of this topic, the children will investigate the Pop Art images of Andy Warhol and use these as a starting point to create their own image of an inspirational person of their choice- finding, editing and repeating photographic images. They will then develop their work further- using the ‘pin’ method to transfer the image to watercolour paper, painting with acrylic paint, scanning work and then using computing skills to manipulate tones and brightness. In music, the children will study, compose and perform music that represents ‘Planet Earth’ as well as different pieces and types of music from around the world.
UKS2 – Spring Term 2019
During the spring term, in humanities, our topic is ‘Greece’. Within geography, the children will learn about the physical and human features of modern Greece and compare Greece with the UK. In history, the children will investigate styles of government, the difference between Athens and Sparta, Greek culture, myths and legends and also look at how ancient Greek ideas influence our lives today. We will also be having a ‘Greek Day’ on Thursday 14th March (more details to follow). As part of this topic, in art, we will be working with clay to create Greek bowls/ urns. The children will learn skills such as coiling and making a slip to join the clay. This is very messy! As such, you may wish to provide your child with a waterproof apron for art days. Within the music and dance curriculums, we will be exploring the art of Greek dance and some traditional Greek music - using our voices as instruments with Greek songs as our inspiration.
Our science topic for the spring term is, ‘Who do you think you are?’ In this, the children will study the theory of evolution and the work of Charles Darwin. They will also examine fossils and the work of paleontologist, Mary Anning. After half term, the children will then go on to study specific animal and plant adaptations to environment. Our English work will be linked to this area of learning - with the classes writing reports and encyclopedia entries on these subjects.
In RE, we are studying the signs and symbols linked to the major world religions. After half term, the children will explore the symbolism and importance of Easter in the Christian calendar.
If you are able to help in any way with any of the above areas of learning, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always available if you wish to discuss any aspect of school life.
Our lovely reading area.
PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays
Spellings are given and tested on Mondays
Times tables tests are on Fridays
Children, below, are a selection of educational links that you can use to help you move forward even further in your learning.
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