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Class 2f

Welcome to 2F

 

Teachers: Mrs Lloyd (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Mrs Moodie (Thursday, Friday)

Mrs White

 

The Earth and Beyond

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This term, the children will study the geography/ science topic, ‘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 the film ‘Baboon on the Moon’. From this, they will write a letter of complaint and a narrative of the story.

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, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. After half term, ion 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 the first few weeks of the Summer term, Year 6 children will be given time to review and prepare for their SATS, which take place in the week beginning May 13th.  After half term, Year 6 will also be rehearsing for their production – more details to follow!

 

We would greatly appreciate your support with weekly spelling and reading - reading at home at least three times a week. Your child will get a green card for each week that he/she does so – and a square marked off on their ‘reading pin’ challenge. 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.

 

SATs Revision

 

If, over the Easter holidays, your child has time to do some SATs revision for homework. Here are some activities that will help. If they bought the revision booklets through school, these are also excellent practise. Even if you didn't buy the books, they are the CGP revision guides and are available on Amazon and other online book stores as well as in the bookshops.

 

Have a lovely break!

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

 

For an extra challenge:

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/

 

 

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Spring Term 2019
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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.

 

We would greatly appreciate your support with weekly spelling and reading - reading at home at least three times a week. Your child will get a green card for each week that he/she does so – and a square marked off on their ‘reading pin’ challenge. 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.

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We have been investigating pulse rate in science. Thanks to science team leaders - Lauren, Leah, Holly R., Frank and Evie!

In technology, we are creating wooden moving mechanisms - and developing our skills with saws, drills and 3.D. modelling. A special thanks to Mr. Knight.

A few reminders...

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays are our PE days.
  • Reading homework is to read 3 times per week. The children do not have to read to an adult, but if they read and an adult signs their diary to say that this is so, they earn a Green Card. The children change their own books as and when necessary. If children do not have three reads signed in their diaries, then they will need to do them in school at playtimes to catch up.
  • Spellings and spelling homework is given (and tested) every Wednesday.
  • Maths homework is to learn all times tables that are not already known. If you know all of them to 12x12, start on the next ones i.e. 13, 14, 15 times table etc. (don't forget the 25 times table which is a very useful one!).
  • Children will need both trainers and school shoes on days when they wish to use the MUGA.

 

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Fun Links

Try the links below to help you with your Maths and English skills. The Bitesize website is perfect for SATS revision.