Autumn Term 2

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Posted by alicebetournay | Posted in General News | Posted on 30-10-2017

I hope you have all enjoyed your week and are feeling refreshed and ready to learn.

This term we are continuing our topic work on the Vikings with a particular focus on Viking trade. We will be looking at viking inventions and recreating our own Viking version of ‘Dragon’s Den’. You will get the chance to work as a group to sell a viking artifact to our own team of fierce dragons. Fingers crossed you’ll strike a deal!

In maths we are looking at numbers with a focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be using our knowledge from last term to help us to learn formal calculation methods. With a bit of practice we’ll be Masters of Calculation by Christmas. There will be a larger focus on our times tables with a focus on our 6, 7, 9, 11, and 12 times tables.

In English we will be looking at poems and letter writing. As a class we will be reading and discussing a range of poem genres such as Haiku and kenning. Later on in the term we will be looking at formal letter writing and how we form such letters.

In science our focus will be on states of matter. We will be identifying the features and characteristics of solids, liquids and gasses. There will be a highly practical focus during our lessons this term as we begin to learn more about each state and how they can be altered under different conditions.

During our art lessons we will be focusing on self portraits and the human face. We will be looking closely at how we can use our sketching techniques to draw different facial features. By the end of the term, the school is planning on having a self-portrait of each child completed. All of this work will be then displayed in a school art exhibition.

Thank you for all of your hard work last term and for making me feel very welcome.

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