During the autumn term, the theme in Class 2 is Awesome Archaeology. We will learn about prehistoric life, from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Children will identify how Stone Age people survived “Bear Grylls” style, explore what Stonehenge is, and report on the discovery of Skara Brae. We will visit Creswell Crags to explore life in prehistoric times. Art work will be topic linked, and will include sketching, cave drawings and Neolithic clay pots. We will link English lessons to the topic through the text “Stone Age Boy” and then move onto an exciting Roald Dahl topic to inspire our English work. Science will focus on light, and rocks and soils. Children will learn about staying safe online in computing lessons. In French, we will develop our conversation skills. RE lessons will explore celebrations, including Harvest, Diwali, and Christmas. Children will participate in two PE lessons weekly, including outdoor games and dance. In the second half term, our theme is Extreme Earth. We will explore volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and use this to inspire our art work. Art will focus on using different techniques to create The Great Wave by Hokusai Katsushika.
Throughout the term, we will work on the times tables challenge, where children can work towards quick and accurate recall of times tables to 12x12, in preparation for the National end of year 4 times tables test. Children will also have an on-going focus on accurate spelling and understanding of grammar, in particular on use of powerful vocabulary, sentence structure and punctuation.
It’s going to be another exciting and fun filled term!
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