Welcome back to Term 3!
Our theme for this term is
We have a busy and fun-filled term ahead of us. Read on to find out more about what we will be up to in the Kingfisher class!
In Geography our learning will help answer the question ‘Is it harder to live in the United Kingdom or the polar regions?’ Using a wide range of resources, we will learn all about the climate, human and physical features and animals that live in these regions. We will compare this with the knowledge we gained of the United Kingdom in Year 1 and finish our unit by holding a debate!
In Maths, we will start the term learning about money. We will learn how to count pence and pounds and make amounts in different ways. We will then go on to calculating totals and finding change. In our second unit we will be learning about multiplication and division. We will learn how to solve problems involving multiplication and division using concrete materials, arrays, repeated addition and mental methods as well as how to write mathematical statements involving these operations. We will learn the multiplication facts for the 2-, 5- and 10-times tables and the related division facts.
In English, we will start the term reading a selection of the Lighthouse Keeper stories by David and Rhonda Armitage. We will use these as a stimulus for writing our own Lighthouse Keeper story in a similar style. In this unit we will be consolidating our understanding of the punctuation of different sentence types and how to extend sentences using a range of conjunctions. In the second half of the term, we will learn about non-chronological reports. We will investigate the features non-fiction books and non-chronological reports before going on to use our knowledge of the Arctic and Antarctica to write a non-chronological report about these regions.
Our DT unit will link with our first unit in English. We will be designing and making a bag for Mr Grinling to carry the keys to the lighthouse so they are never misplaced! We will start by investigating how different bags are made and then learn how to use a template and different joining techniques. Once we have mastered these skills, we will design, make and evaluate our own bag for Mr Grinling. Hopefully this will help Mr Grinling always know where they are!
In RE we will be thinking about the question, ‘Who is Jewish and how do they live?’. We will listen to stories used in Jewish celebrations and learn how Jewish people celebrate special times.
This term PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Thursday. Please come to school wearing your P.E. kit on these days. On a Monday, the Kingfishers will be taking part in gymnastics and developing their skills of agility, balance and co-ordination. On a Thursday they will be developing their teamwork skills when learning to play dodgeball!
What an exciting term we have ahead of us!
Important dates for your diary!
Safer Internet Day – 7th February 2023
Sing and Praise Church Service – 10th February 2023