Class 2 – Eggs with Joolz

On Tuesday afternoon, Joolz, to design, make and test a container that would protect a raw egg falling from height, challenged the children of class 3.   This EGGZAMPLE of science in action was CRACKING.  Really, when it comes to Scientific Enquiry the work the children carry out is no YOKE.  Indeed, initially the task SCRAMBLED the children’s brains but they all rose to the challenge.  It has to be said that all ideas were individual and none of them had been POACHED.  See the photos and video below.

Spring Term 2019 Curriculum Maps

Dear Parents and Carers

Happy New Year and welcome back to the Spring Term 2019.

Here is an overview of the exciting themes and topics to be covered between now and Easter. Our learning across the curriculum will be linked to our topic where appropriate. The attached topic homework grid will also be available online.  We look forward to your children’s ever-inspiring homework enhancing our classroom soon!  Thank you in advance for the help you provide with this.   

Literacy

Writing – What effect do you want your writing to have on the reader?

Non-fiction

Debating (one viewpoint)

Writing a balanced argument

Procedural reports

biographies

Fiction

Figurative language

Spring poetry

Story writing

Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation: precise use of punctuation; differences in register/tone/audience; knowing the class of words and their function in a sentence.; spelling hints and rules  Additional SATS practice in Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Spelling in Year 6.

Numeracy

Following National Curriculum Programme of Study, to include revision and expanding on Number to include expanding on decimal fractions, (percentages, algebra, ratio Y6); expanding work on all fractions, decimals and percentages (Y5); expanding work on all fractions, decimals; time; money (Y4)

All children:  reasoning and problem solving about maths..  Additional SATS practice in Year 6

History/Geography

Sir Isaac Newton (17th/18th Century significant British figures in history); his life, investigations, work and his legacy (cross reference with Science)

Art/Music

Seasonal observations

Wider Opportunities Provision – Thurs pm Year 3/4 Forest Schools; Friday pm – learning to play an instrument.; Shakespeare Workshop (at North Cowton with Melsonby Pr. Sch); Chinese New Year

PSHCE and Citizenship

Resolutions, School Charter, Chinese New Year, British Values

Science

Forces and Gravity

Can you feel the Force? Investigating forces, gravity, levers, pulleys, friction.  –  how these relate to everyday life

R.E.

12th Night(Epiphany), Lent, Easter

French

Je fais les courses: shopping, asking for items from a menu or in a shop, Easter in France,  Sequencing language, imperatives

P.E.

Invasion games – netball, rugby, team building skills

 

Homework Topics Spring 2019

Homework Notges and Dates Spring 2019

Autumn Term 2018

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is an overview of the exciting themes and topics to be covered this Autumn Term. As we welcome our new Year 3 children to our classroom in the afternoons, we are going to build on their knowledge in a previous topic of castles. Therefore, our main theme of history will cover the Norman Invasion. Our learning across the curriculum will be linked to our topic where appropriate. A topic homework grid will be sent out shortly and will be available online. We look forward to your children’s ever-inspiring homework enhancing our classroom soon! Thank you in advance for the help you provide with this.

Literacy
Writing to inform and/or amuse
Non-fiction
Instructions
Fact files
fiction
Writing a diary entry as a figure from history
Seasonal poetry
Playscripts (reading)
Numeracy
Following National Curriculum Programme of Study, to include revision and expanding on place value, calculating counting in steps of 10 – 10-100, 000; using and applying all 4 operations of +,-, x and ÷ in ‘real-life- reasoning and problem solving about maths.
History/Geography
The Normans – Who were they? Where did they come from and why did they invade England? How can we recognise Norman castles and churches?
The Gun Powder Plot
Art/Music
Autumn inspiration – changing colours and textures/Fireworks
Wider Opportunities Provision – Friday pm – learning to play an instrument
PSHCE and Citizenship
New Beginnings, Settling in., Firework Safety Code. Anti-Bullying Week 12-16th November 2018
Science
Electricity
What would it be like without it for a day?
Safety, circuits, conductors.
R.E.
Harvest, Advent and Christmas
French
Moi! Les Couleurs. Sequencing language, imperatives
P.E.
Invasion games – football, tag rugby, dance