In Term 2, Tornadoes will be studying calculation (mostly multiplication and division) and perimeter. At the start of term we will be revisiting the concepts of multiplication and division. We will be exploring both operations in a number of different ways to increase the children's confidence and conceptual understanding. Later we will progress to becoming fluent with efficient means of multiplying and dividing. Finally, on the run up to Christmas, we will be exploring perimeter in a range of practical ways. Throughout all of our learning we will be exploring maths problems which require the children to apply their conceptual understanding and methods to different practical situations.
Our English work in Term 2 will be a mixture of poetry and scientific explanation. In poetry we are going to take inspiration from two things: our human senses (great for the season we are in) and from our human geography topic. each week we are going to study a different form of poetry and apply it to our chosen themes. In science we are going to be exploring scientific investigation. To support our reporting of investigations we will need to study some key structural and grammatical features. We will be learning how to clearly explain what we have done and what we have discovered. At the end of term we will be making videos to explain our science to other children. In reading we are going to be studying the fascinating book 'An Eagle in the Snow' by Michael Morpurgo.
Our topic this term is ‘Scientific Investigation'. Tornadoes Class will be acting and behaving like scientists for the term! We will begin by exploring what makes a scientist and how they think and behave. We will be carrying out a range of scientific investigations and then considering what we have learned and need to explain. We will be using the explanation skills we have learned in English to communicate our scientific findings. At the end of term we are going to carry out our own scientific investigations and then explain them to other children using video.
In Term 2 our Learning Behaviour is Curiosity and Questioning'. We will be coaching the children in how to construct useful questions to go about exploring what they are curious about.