We are looking forward to our first half term as Class 2 in our new classroom.
This half term our topic is ‘Who am I?’
In Literacy, based on the 'Talk for Writing' approach, we will be immersing ourselves in the story of Paddington Bear. We will be learning the story with the help of a story map, as well as writing character and setting descriptions, recounts, persuasive letters before innovating and inventing our own stories.
In R.E we will reflect on this half term's value of Friendship. We will also reflect on what Christians believe God is like and exploring who made the world.
In Science we will be investigating the human body and what we need to stay healthy.
In Geography, we will be using maps to help us identify and name countries, continents and oceans. We will be exploring where in the world Peru is and comparing Peru (Paddingtons home) to the United Kingdom.
This half term our topic is 'Amazing Africa'.
We will be enjoying one of the most exciting terms of the school year with beach trips, summer performances and hopefully lots of sunshine! Most importantly, we will continue to show a growth mindset and be successful in all our learning!
In Literacy, based on the 'Talk for Writing' approach, we will be immersing ourselves in the story of The Lion King. We will learn the story, as well as writing character and setting descriptions, recounts, mini scene descriptions, poetry and character and setting comparisons before innovating and inventing our own stories. We will also have an African culture week, learning about African poetry and literature, linking to some Social Geography about life in Africa. Towards the end of the term we will use our learning from Science to write reports about chosen animals and their habitats.
In R.E we will reflect on this half term's value of Hope. We will also be learning about the Hindu religion; finding out how Hindus worship, who they worship and what the important festivals are and how they are celebrated. We are looking forward to a special Hindu workshop with Daya!
In Science we will be investigating 'Animals and their Habitats'. We will explore sorting and grouping plants and animals according to a criteria; identifying why animals and plants live in certain places and not others and understanding simple food chains.
Check out the photos below which show lots of the fantastic things we have been doing in our learning!
At home - your challenge is to continue working towards your next Reading Karate Band.
Make sure you are also using Maths Whizz, Spelling Shed, SPAG.com, Times Table Rockstars and preparing for your weekly spellings challenges!