Welcome to 2F (Foxes)
Miss Anderson's Class
🌸 Spring Term 🌸
Your topic this term is...
🔥 The Great Fire of London 🔥
This term we will be learning about The Great Fire of London and the Stuart times in our history lessons. We will hopefully be taking part in a virtual ‘History off the Page' day during the first half term.
In English we will be focusing on Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. 🦊 for some of this term. We will be describing the characters, writing letters from the character’s perspective and then writing our own warning stories. In Science our topic is ‘Everyday Materials’ and we will be comparing properties and investigating suitability. In Maths we will be working on multiplication and division, as well as working hard on our reasoning skills.
In the Autumn Term, our topic is 'Around the World'. We will be learning lots about the world around us, including the names of oceans and continents.
In English lessons, we will be looking at different features we can find in poems and focusing on performing poetry effectively. We will also be looking at descriptive writing, story writing and postcards.
In maths lessons, we will be recapping our number and place value knowledge, addition and subtraction. We will work on our fluency and tackle challenges using our reasoning and problem solving skills.
In science, we will be learning about animals and their habitats.
PE will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Children should come to school in their PE kits on those days. Please remember to dress for the weather on a Monday as the session will take place outside. On a Wednesday, we will be in the hall so please wear a PE T-Shirt, shorts and plimsolls.
Homework will be set on a Friday. The children will have an activity to complete on MyMaths, TTRockstars and Spelling Shed.
Our history and geography topic is:
- exploring a country from a different continent -
We will be exploring the story 'The Magic Paintbrush' by Julia Donaldson. We will be writing character descriptions and stories based on this text. After that, we will look at information texts and base our work on non-fiction books about rainforests.
We will be covering fractions this half term. We will also be looking at reasoning and arithmetic problems.
We will be learning about plants this term. We will be dissecting plants, growing different plants and exploring the different things that plants need to grow healthily.
Useful websites for Home Learning
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - we use this in school to support our phonics teaching. You can log in for free at the moment with these details: UN - march20 PW - home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - this is the website for the reading scheme we use at school. You can access stories about Biff, Chip and Kipper as e-books.
https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/ - we use this at school to enhance learning in lots of different areas. Log ins for this site are in Reading Record books.
https://ttrockstars.com/ - log ins for this times table game website are in Reading Record books.
https://play.numbots.com/ - you can use your ttrockstars logins for this site too.
https://app.wand.education/login - this site supports spelling - log ins are in Reading Record books.
www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - this site has lots of resources across all subjects. You can join for free at the moment with the code UKTWINKLHELPS
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw - this website has lots of different dances for children to do whilst learning about different subjects.
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html - activities to do based on books/videos accessed via the website.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - videos to inspire writing. Lots of suggested activities.
https://whiterosemaths.com/ - for maths activities, mostly based on problem solving and reasoning to get you thinking!
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/ - lots of free resources to support home learning.
https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv - daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks.
http://www.pobble365.com/ - pictures to inspire writing or discussion.
https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ - more pictures to inspire writing or discussion.