Welcome to Class 2
My name is Mrs McCluskey and Class 2 is our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils.
Welcome to Summer Term 2018.
This term Class 2 will be studying the Anglo Saxons in history, where they will use the Internet to research who the Anglo Saxons were, will find out where the invading troops came from and where in Britain they managed to settle and then they will go on to investigate how life in Britain changed as a result. The children will have the opportunity to learn how the Anglo-Saxons influenced the English language, with an emphasis on the origins of some English place names, and they will also examine and analyse artefacts from the period and draw their own conclusions about what they can teach us about life in Anglo-Saxon Britain. In addition to this they will also learn what life was like in a typical Anglo-Saxon village, what jobs people did and what the houses were like. They will also explore the Pagan beliefs of the early Anglo-Saxons and learn about the many gods they worshipped. Finally they will investigate how and why the Anglo-Saxons were largely converted to Christianity by the early 7th century.
In geography the children will look at where and how settlements developed and how place names were influenced by the various invaders to Britain. They will research the locations where settlements developed and investigate the reasons why these places were chosen.
Our class novel will be Michael Morpurgo’s Dear Ollie, we will use the text as a basis for writing diary entries, letters, non-chronological reports and newspaper articles.
Please find further information about our curriculum topics below:
PE – Class 2 have PE on a Tuesday afternoon and an inter-team P.E. challenge with the rest of KS2 on a Monday afternoon. Children need to bring their PE kit (blue shorts and gold T-shirt, for outdoor PE children need to have grey or blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers or plimsolls) into school on Monday morning and leave it in school until Friday.
As well as the regular PE lessons the children take part in a daily mile, weather permitting, so will need to bring a pair of trainers that can be used outside.
Homework – Class 2 homework is sent out on a Thursday and should be returned to school by the following Tuesday. Literacy homework will consist of a grid in which the pupils choose one of the activities to complete for that week. There is also a ‘wild card’ where the pupil can do a homework piece of their choice. We expect it to be around a full page for each piece and to the best of their ability. A copy of the grid can be accessed below.
Numeracy homework will be an activity linked to the work completed in class during the week. There is a homework club on Thursday after school. This is where parents can attend with their children to work alongside teaching staff to support the completion of homework.
Reading Books – Children should have their reading books in school every day and should practice reading each evening. Could parents please make comments in their child’s reading record book. Each child should complete one reading journal each week, which should be returned to school by Tuesday morning.
We also have a daily timetables test and the children need to learn their times tables as part of their homework, please come and see me if you don’t know your child’s current target.
The children should also be reading with an adult at home each evening and it would be much appreciated if parents could sign their reading record to show this.
Flat Stanley Project
Class 2 enjoyed our Harvest festival crafts.
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