In Term 2, Skylarks will be studying calculation. We will begin by revisiting subtraction; starting by considering the different ways we can think about subtraction to give the children greater fluency and understanding. Next we will be working on multiplication - using a range of practical representations to build a very solid understanding. Finally, on the run-up to Christmas we will be exploring division in a range of different contexts. Throughout all of our learning we will be investigating how we can master maths by representing in different ways, applying the skills we have learned and investigating related problems.
Our English focus in Term 2 will be on explanation and balanced argument. In science we will be exploring electricity and then explaining what we have discovered in a range of different ways. At the end of term we will be using our new-found explanatory skills to present our learning at the end-of-term Science Exposition. In geography we will be learning about the human aspects of electricity - how it is generated, transported and used in our society. We will be considering the pros and cons of different methods of electricity generation and developing these as balanced arguments. We will also be studying the book 'The Wolves in the Walls' in particular to develop our inference, prediction and summarising skills.
Our topic this term is ‘Science Exposition'. The children will be challenged to present and explain their learning on the subject of electricity in our end-of-term Science Exposition. Their audience will be an 'expert' panel of scientists drawn from our staff and local community plus children from Newton on Trent CE Primary School. During the term we will be learning about the science of electricity using practical investigations supported by research. In Geography, we will be considering how electricity is actually generated and how essential it is to modern human life. We will be considering the pros and cons of different methods of electricity generation and explaining our findings as balanced arguments. We will present all of our findings in the final week of term to our expert panel and visiting pupils! Are you up for the challenge Skylarks? Grab your lab coats and tune-in your observing eyes!