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Ketton C of E Primary School

Term 2

Term 2 is always a busy one and has the added excitement of Christmas on the horizon.


In English this term the Ospreys will explore the festive classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in order to write a biography of one of its characters. They will also explore script writing with the aim of converting one of the chapters from A Christmas Carol into a script which they will perform. We have a fascinating class read this term A Race to the Frozen North written by Katherine Johnson. It is about the remarkable story of Matthew Henson the first black American to reach the North Pole.


In Maths the Ospreys will start the term with a ‘Week of Inspirational Maths’ which encompasses the following themes: Brains GROW and CHANGE, Mistakes are POWERFUL, BELIEVE in yourself, SPEED is not important and Our brains think about maths VISUALLY. They will build on this by developing their understanding of multiplication and division and perimeter and area before exploring Christmas themed Maths.


In RE the Ospreys will study Christmas according to John. They will read John 1:1-14 and compare this with Mathew and Luke’s versions of the Christmas Story. They will deepen their understanding by exploring the Christmas story through the eyes of the Three Kings.


In Science the Ospreys will be investigating sound. The rock stars of the world need their help. They want their children to come to their Christmas concerts and rock-out but they want to protect their children’s precious hearing. The Ospreys will find out all they can about sound; how it travels, pitch and volume. Then they will investigate materials to see which will provide the best insulation against sound so that ear defenders can be made from that product.


In Art the Ospreys will investigate the still life paintings of Giorgio Morandi. They will explore tones and shading and learn how to add tone by applying the four rules of shading. Once mastered they will use these skills to sketch some Victorian artefacts.


The Ospreys will be having Music lessons this term with Mrs Regan where they will be learning about pitch and pattern which links wonderfully to our learning in Science. They will also be having French lessons with Mrs Honorez where they will be learning to talk about the weather and learn the names of the months of the year.


The Ospreys will have PE on Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings this term. On Tuesdays they will be doing gymnastics with Mr Aust with a focus on balance and on Fridays they will be doing dance with a specialist dance instructor from the Welland School of Dance.


I did say it would be a busy term so let’s get started!

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