Term 1 Overview

This term the children have been settling into life in Key Stage 2. The children will be learning a few new routines, like losing their afternoon play at half-term, and starting their new reading scheme, AR. This will require the children to answer online questions about each book they read, so please keep up the good work at home.

In English the children will be exploring a variety of different writing contexts like postcards, letters and persuasive leaflets. They will also be creating Harvest themed poetry. We will be recapping many of the important rules that the children learnt in Key Stage 1, like remembering capital letters, full stops and finger spaces, while introducing new concepts such as writing in different tenses and higher level descriptive language.

Many of the writing experiences the children will have in this term will be in the context of our WW2 topic. They will learn about life on the home front. They will learn about the Blitz, evacuation and rationing. The children will also visit Newhaven Fort to learn more about our topic and they will even get a chance to experience what it would have been like to be in an air raid shelter.

This term’s maths will have a measurement theme, with many of the concepts being taught in this context. We will be referring to length, capacity and volume while teaching the children a variety of methods to solve problems using all of the 4 operations. We will also be concentrating on money, shape and handling data.

Our first PE topic is controlling and propelling objects. The children will practice passing and catching different objects in a variety of ways in a controlled manner. The children are very lucky that during this time they will have a PE teacher from SKil, as well as their normal teacher, to help them during these lessons.

The computing lessons will inform the children about the skills required to send emails. They will learn how to send emails safely, as well as attaching different media to their messages.