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A Message from the Class Teacher, Mr Ahmet
2016-17 Term 2 - Curriculum Newsletter
Welcome back to term 2.
This term we welcome Mr Freeman into Class 2, a student teacher, who will be helping with some of our learning over the next few weeks.
In English we will soon be examining instruction texts, and learning how to write our own effective instructions. We will then move on to enjoying some Traditional Tales, where we will be practicing using punctuation such as question marks, exclamation marks, commas and apostrophes, as well as broadening our vocabulary with some new high level adjectives.
In Maths we are starting by recapping our understanding of basic place value, before beginning to look at multiplication and division.
In RE, we are staying with the Christian faith, and learning about saints. We will think about what it means to be a saint, before learning about some specific saints.
We continue with our Changes topic, and we are now focusing on life in Britain around the time of the Great Fire of London. We will be aiming to answer the question 'Was the Fire of London a positive or negative event?' based upon our learning.
Please ensure children have a PE kit in school at all times - PE will usually be on a Monday or a Thursday.
For information, I will usually not be teaching the class on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons - lessons on these afternoons will normally be taught by Mrs Johnson.
2016-17 Term 1 - Curriculum Newsletter
In English this term we are beginning by reading The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. We will be considering the character of the Rainbowfish, and how he changes through the story. We will be writing descriptions of characters and settings, before writing our own version of the story. While working on this book, we will be practicing the skills of using proper punctuation, adjectives and conjunctions to join sentences.
In Maths, we are beginning by exploring our understanding of place value. We will be working on counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 forwards and backwards, recognising the value of tens and units digits and partitioning them and reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100.
Our topic is Changes - we will be considering how our country has changed over time. In science, we carry on this theme of change over time by looking at humans and animals life cycles.
In RE, we begin by looking at Christianity and in particular, Jesus' parables.
We will be having Dance lessons on a Wednesday afternoon - however, please ensure PE kits are in school AT ALL TIMES - we will be having an additional PE lesson every week, though this may not always be on the same day.