2017-18 Term 6 - Curriculum Newsletter
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you have all had a wonderful half term break and are looking forward to the term ahead. The following information outlines our topics for our final term, Term 6:
This term, we will be using ‘The Lonely Beast’ by Chris Judge as the basis for our learning. We will be using the story to help us write real life recounts, write elaborate descriptions and persuasive letters. There will also be opportunities to link with our topic of Sensational Safaris and Africa and produce some cross curricular writing.
This term we will be revising all of the things that we have learnt this year, ensuring that children have a solid understanding of the year 2 curriculum before moving into year 3. This will include revising the four operations (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication), properties of 2D and 3D shapes, fractions of amounts and fractions of shapes and statistics (mainly collecting, interpreting and displaying data in graphs).
Our topic this term is ‘Sensational Safaris!’ We will be focusing on Kenya and comparing the similarities/differences to our location in England. We will learn about the animals found in Kenya, and those that could be spotted on safari, as well as learning about the Massai culture. Children will also have the opportunity to compare their lives to those lives of children in Kenya.
This term, we will continue to learn about Islam, focusing on the learning question ‘Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?’ During this topic, we will be focusing on the words in the Qur’an and the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitz.
We will be learning all living things and their habitats this term. We will explore what a habitat is, the different types of habitats that living things need, and how animals are suited to their habitats. We will be visiting the local woods to enrich our topic, so children can find and explore real habitats for themselves.
We will continue doing P.E on Thursday afternoons, and dance on Friday mornings, therefore please ensure that P.E kits are in school for these times.
Spellings and times tables
Spellings and times tables will be tested and sent home every Friday. Please make sure that the blue spellings/times tables books are brought back to school by Wednesday each week to allow time for new spellings to be stuck in. Spellings are also on the week ahead sheet each week J
Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see me if you have any queries or concerns at any point. Thank you for your continued support,