Term 5 'Farming'
Welcome to Vulcans' (Year 2 and 3) class page.
Farming is our focus in Term 5.
Please read on for all the exciting things we have planned!
This term we will focusing on a significant author who I have had particular requests from children to study - Roald Dahl. We will read different extracts of his books and use some of his ideas to help us write instructions and design a perfect dream. We will find out about bits of his childhood as we read some of his autobiography 'Boy'. At the end of the term we will discover the features of a biography as we learn more about Dahl's varied and fascinating life and write our own biography of him.
To start this term we will be looking at problem solving and reasoning in more detail as we apply what we know about the 4 number functions (+, -, x and ÷) to solve a range of problems. Year 2s will continue with number work while year 3s complete some detailed work on fractions. We will finish this short term with some work on shape as we investigate 2D and 3D shapes. Year 3 will also be investigating parallel and perpendicular lines!
In science this term 'plants' will be our topic. We will identify and learn about the different parts of plants and describe their functions. We will find out about what a plant needs to grow well and how water is transported through the plant. We then discover about pollination and fertilisation and how this leads to seeds being formed. We will finally discover how different plants disperse their seeds.
This term our topic is comparing the farming in Lincolnshire to that of another European country. We will be finding out about farming in Tuscany, Italy! We will begin with discovering more about farming in our own county, before comparing and contrasting with what is farmed in Tuscany. This will include some food tasting to compare further! We will also investigate human and physical features of these two regions and how these might affect what is farmed. We will use different resources including maps to help.
We will be focusing on painting and textiles as we plan and create pictures of farm houses in the countryside. We will be carefully painting backgrounds and layering fabrics to create foreground and background. We will then be building on our sewing skills from earlier this year to add stitches creating extra detail in our textiles pictures.
This term our games focus will be scatterball. We will practise our throwing and catching techniques as well as different games tactics to improve our work in a team. For our second session each week, we will further improve our dance skills with instructors from MSP (Multi Sports Pro).
Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school during the term. Thank you.
We will be learning about stories that explain how the world was created. We will begin with the Christian story, before learning about and comparing it to the Jewish, Muslim and Hindu stories. We will finish by finding out about Aboriginal non-religious stories and discover similarities between them all.
The subject for this term is our school value of 'friendship'. We will discuss what it means to be a good friend. We will also investigate different feelings we may feel at different times and how to show empathy to those around us.
Work at Home
A piece of homework, either maths, english or topic will be given out on a Friday. This will always add to and link in with what we are learning in class. This homework is due back on the following Wednesday. The spellings will also be given out on a Friday, ready for testing the following Friday, these words link directly with the Year 2 and Year 3 English curriculum.
Please, please, please keep reading with your child as this has a massive effect on their school work and helps them in all areas of their education.
Please speak to me if you have any questions or concerns.