It's a very exciting half term for us in Hawks Class. We have got our class trip to Sacrewell Farm which will be a great enrichment to our 'Paddock to Plate' topic. We also have a very big day on Sunday 8th March because ... THE PIGS ARE ARRIVING! Hawks are going to be responsible for the welfare of our new arrivals until the Easter holidays, this will allow them to gain valuable insight into day to day life for farmers. I have a feeling these pigs are going to be very loved, and very spoiled!
As we are going to be caring for the pigs we thought a very appropriate text to study would be 'Charlotte's Web' by E.B. White. We will be looking at this fabulous story in Literacy and Guided Reading and will be producing some written work based on this text.
In Maths we are finishing off with measuring and will then be moving on to a four week block of fractions (year 2) and fractions including decimals (year 3). this should see us through to Easter and, of course, we will be continuing to revise times tables.
Homework continues to hold the same requirement of reading 4 times per week and weekly spelling and times tables. The homework should be sent home on a Friday with a copy of children's results and reading records are checked in class on a Monday.
Keep an eye on the Facebook page for all the latest updates of our day-to-day activities.
Welcome back, hopefully you all a lovely Christmas and new year! We are starting our new topic this term, all to do with farming. We are exploring the journey from 'Paddock to Plate' to find out where our food comes from.
In Literacy, this half term, we will be writing non-chronological reports based on how to look after farm animals. We will then move on to exploring narratives, through the genius that was Roald Dahl. Our aim is to create our own narrative based on the adventures of Fantastic Mr. Fox.
We will have lots of exciting experiences throughout this topic, including making our own food and discovering more about our local area. Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see the journey unfold.
Welcome Back! I have heard a lot about your fantastic summer holidays during the first few days of the new term. As a class, we have enjoyed getting to know each other and our topics for the coming term.
Our focus this term will be Stone Age to Iron Age. We are reading Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura and basing our literacy learning on this. We are starting off with instruction writing and then moving onto diary writing.
In Maths, we will be following the White Rose Scheme of Learning. This will begin with place value, for both year 2 and year 3, and then moving into addition and subtraction towards the half term.
For our Science session we will be looking at rocks and fossils. Our curriculum focus for the term will be Art and Design, during which the children will be designing, making and displaying their own Stone Age jewellery.
Our PE sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays will be indoor, during which we will be focussing on fire dancing (not with real fire!) and Thursdays will take place outside for Tag Rugby (just in time for the World Cup!)
Hawks will have Mr Farrell on Wednesday afternoon for R.E (Nature Worship) and I.C.T (E-Safety), Mrs Johnson will have Hawks on Thursday afternoons for outdoor P.E and P.S.H.E (Anti-Bullying).
Our homework for this term will be solely focussed on spellings, reading and times table. This is to ensure that all children are developing their skills to support them in their ongoing learning. Spellings and times tables will be handed out on Fridays to be tested the following Friday. Children are expected to be reading three times a week this year and will have regular opportunities to change their reading books within school.
If anyone has any questions, queries or concerns please come and speak me as I am happy to help.