The first text we will be immersing in this term is called The Disgusting Sandwich by Gareth Edwards. This story has a repetitive pattern in the plot about what happens to a sandwich in the park. It uses fantastic vocabulary to describe the sandwich with the use of expanded noun phrases which we will then apply to our own writing. At the end of the sequence, we will write a story about our own disgusting food.
This amazing book ‘Little People, Big Dreams’ explores the lives of some outstanding people- a brilliant text for our non-fiction writing. This book tells the story of brave Amelia Earhart who set new flying records for women and took on challenging and dangerous missions. Throughout this sequence, we will be writing our own biographies imitating the style of the author. At the end of the sequence, we will apply what they have learnt to write a biography about Charles Darwin.
For the first half of the term we will be recapping our understanding of the place value system upto three digit numbers. Using our knowledge of place value, we will compare, order and problem solve. Once our place knowldge is secure we will apply this to addition and subtraction in various contexts.
Have you heard of the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings? This term we will be learning all things Anglo-Saxon- invasions, settlements and kingdoms, place names. We will also explore what it meant to be a Viking, with a focus on invasions, the resistance by Alfred the Great and village life.
Our first science block of the year is called The Game of Survival focusing on Evolution and Inheritance. We will be looking at offspring, variation and inherited characteristics, explore how living things adapt to suit their environment, investigate fossils and find out about the famous scientist Charles Darwin.
We have PE on Monday and Thursday afternoons so your child will need to have correct PE kit with them on these days. We do however sometimes do extra PE lessons on top of these so it is advisable that your child has a PE kit with them in school every day.
Please ensure that your child has a complete change of clothes for PE, including t-shirt and shorts, plus jogging bottoms/leggings for when we do PE outside. Your child will also need appropriate footwear for playing sport outdoors - trainers are recommended.
Reading is an essential skill for children to develop and we aim to encourage our children to read for pleasure. Your child will have the opportunity to read in school each day, and will do some reading in a small group with a teacher each week. They may also have the opportunity to read on a 1:1 basis with a teacher or TA if possible.
Please could you support us with developing a love of reading by reading with your child at home as often as possible. We expect children in Year 2 and 3 to read every night at home, and with an adult at home at least 3 times a week. Your child has a planner which they use to record any reading they do each day, both in school and at home. We would appreciate if you could record in the planner each time you read with your child.
The planner is also signed weekly by the class teacher, parent and child to monitor reading.
Thank you for your on-going support with this.
Your child will be set homework each week on a Friday, due in the following Friday. This will usually be a piece of maths and comprehension homework.
In addition to this, your child will also receive a spelling list each week to learn at home. They will be tested on these words the following Friday.