Welcome to Squirrel Class!
Welcome back to Term 2!
This term is as busy as ever with plenty of new and exciting experiences to be enjoyed! We have a trip to Leeds Castle planned, lots of Science experiments and hopefully cooking too! As a class we are using Class Dojo to keep our families informed about our learning. Every child has a login and you can follow the link below to access your child’s page.
We had a lot of fun at Leeds Castle. We made clay roundels of Henry VIII or one of his wives, explored the maze and play area and found the castle fascinating. We have taken our trip and are currently creating stories combining Leeds Castle with The Hobbit!
In English we are currently reading ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R.Tolkien. We will be looking at expanded noun phrases, parenthesis, scene setting, poetry, metaphors, personification, similes and sentence structure within our work. We will be exploring the language Tolkien uses to hook the reader and our perceptions of the piece as individual chapters and as a whole text.
We will also be having a large focus on our comprehension skills and continue to promote reading and questioning at home along with the use of Reading Eggspress which I monitor and set challenges for each week. You can follow the link attached to the above image.
In Maths we are going to be working on charts and graphs then multiplication and division. We are also exploring the ways in which we can Prove It! We will be completing weekly times table challenges and encouraging the use of TimeTable RockStars as well as arithmetic practise. There will be a weekly soundcheck in place as part of our Home Learning.
In Connected Curriculum we are looking at the similarities and differences between Scandinavia and the U.K. We will be looking as both human and physical Geography as well as creating some art work to compare and different cultural food dishes.
In music the children will learn the Ukulele with Mr Clarke on a Wednesday morning.
Within our Science we will be exploring Forces!
We will be explaining that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity, identifying the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces and recognising that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
We have been busy investigating Air Resistance in Science this week. We made three different types of parachutes and explored variables, predictions and how to record our results.
Children can earn extra team points and rewards for any extra research they might want to do at home, exploring our current Maths/ English/ Topic, Science work. This page will be updated regularly so please be sure to check back here as the year progresses!
Throughout the year we will be working on developing the School Garden. Last year we achieved the Level 3 RHS Schools Garden Award and have been awarded with £150.00 worth of vegetable and fruit plug plants. These will be delivered at the start of each season and each class will have the opportunity to get their fingers green! If you have any expertise or anything lying at the back of your shed that you think we could use please let me know or send it in! Any help is greatly appreciated!
Check back here throughout the year to see what we have been up to!
If there is anything you would like to discuss with me please feel free to catch me after school.