Class 2 2020 - 2021
Autumn Term 2020
Hello! Welcome to Class 2's webpage. Here you can find out about everything we are learning in class. You can also find important documents such as our current Knowledge Organiser's, newsletter and spelling lists.
This half term in Class 2 we are learning about...
History: Ancient Greece
This half term we will be continuing to explore our topic of Ancient Greece. In our new knowledge organiser you can see the key vocabulary for the topic and some key information which we will be studying throughout the topic. A few areas of Ancient Greece which we will be looking at in Class 2 include:
The areas covered already are highlighted in yellow. We will now focus on those not highlighted.
- Understanding the Ancient Greek Civilisation began and when it came to an end
- Exploring the key eras during the Ancient Greek civilisation
- Studying important Greek architecture including the Acropolis and the Parthenon
- Researching influential Ancient Greek's including Alexander the Great and Aesop
- Exploring myths including magical creatures including in ancient stories
- Researching important Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses
- Studying the first Olympic Games
- Looking at life as an Ancient Greek including clothes, food and school life
In English we will be reading the book Who Let the Gods Out to link to our history topic of the Ancient Greeks.
We will also be working on a whole school text when we return. Our whole school text is Jonny Duddle's, The Pirates Next Door. We will be starting with a treasure hunt and ending the unit with a whole school pirate day!
Geography: Water and Rivers
This half term we will begin by learning all about the water cycle and why water is so important in our lives. We will then move on to look at features of rivers and look more in depth at the journey of a river as well as exploring some famous and well known rivers of the world.
In science, year 3 and 4 will be exploring forces and magnetism. In year 5 and 6, we will be looking at living things and their habitats.
In R.E we will be exploring Hinduism. We will cover their main beliefs, explore places of worship and special festivals.
We will also be discussing Christianity and making reference to our 'BEARS'.
In French our topic is 'around the town'.
Our main focus this half term will remain to focus on our children's wellbeing as well as continually looking at how we can be as safe and healthy as possible. We will also be discussing any new worries or thoughts the children may have on their return to school and exploring mindfulness.
We will continue to focus on our Artist of the Term, Claude Monet, we will explore his River Thames Series to link to our Geography topic.
Please see our current newsletter for more details about what we are learning in Class 2!
Children to bring reading records into school everyday. Reading records will be checked on a weekly basis (Tuesday). Guided reading and independent reading will be recorded in their records by an adult.
PE is NOW ON A TUESDAY. Please ensure that children come to school in their PE kits.
Spellings will be practised in class and a Word Check will be carried out on a Friday.
This week's spellings:
Homework will be sent out on a Tuesday to be handed in on Monday.
Please feel free to catch us at the end of the school day if you have any questions. Alternatively, you can make an appointment through the school office.
Miss Devlin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Beckett - email@example.com
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