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Curlews - Mrs Woods

Dear Parents/Carers,

ENGLISH

We will be continuing to build children’s understanding of writing non-fiction and fiction pieces. The term begins with us finding out about snakes and writing our own fact file about a particular species of snake. Following this, we will be looking at animals as characters in stories and comparing different versions of Fairy Tales, before writing our own version of a fairy tale. We will work through the week on spellings,   grammar and handwriting. Weekly spellings will be stuck in your child’s homework book.

MATHS

We will spend the first couple of weeks revisiting and extending children’s understanding of number and place value. We will follow this by moving onto Addition and Subraction before  Multiplication and Division. Wherever possible, we will be linking our maths work to our theme ‘The Jungle Book’, which will ensure the children are engaged. Maths fluency is very important and will ensure that children are able to grasp new concepts quickly. Please support your children by practising number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and their times tables.   They should know the 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s by the end of year 2. The children will be receiving log in details for Times table Rocks Stars, so they can practise at home online. Further details to follow.

SCIENCE

Science will be closely linked to our topic and will include: Life-cycles; adaptations; food chains. We will also be observing and caring for plants in our class jungle.

TECHNOLOGY

Online Safety: Who should you trust? Who can help you? Who should you tell if you feel in danger or uncomfortable?Using search engines, fact finding & sorting

 

HUMANITIES

RE: What faiths are followed in India? Children will learn about Sikhism and Hinduism and begin to compare.

Geography: Where is India? Children will learn to use an atlas to locate where India is and then mapping skills to     locate different animal species.

History: Who was Rudyard Kipling? Children will find out who the author was and what it was like when he lived.

 

CREATIVITY

Music: Curlew Class will have Ukelele lessons on a Friday

PE: will be on a Thursday and Friday. This term we begin with some exciting Outdoor and Adventurous activities.

Drama: We will link ideas from The Jungle Book, including ‘Who can you trust?’, ‘Who has power?, ‘What is a trick?’ and ‘What is a lie?

Art: Looking at the work of the famous artist ‘Rousseau’, particularly his jungle pictures; various craft activities related to The jungle book. 

With best wishes,

Curlews team