Pott Shrigley Class 2 2021 - 2022
Welcome back to school for our summer term.
We start off this half term with our topic, Volcanoes. We will explore how volcanoes are formed and how they erupt. During this topic, children will become geographers, using maps, atlases and Google Earth to locate volcanoes around the world. They will aslo develop their D&T skills by designing their own volcanoes and will be writing explanation texts to detail how they made them. Alongside this, we will be looking at the book, 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit to learn about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the devestation it caused to Pompeii. In science, the children will become rock detectives, studying rocks and fossils, looking at their physical properties.
In maths, our first unit this half term is fractions. Children will explore fractions using concrete resources as well as represent fractions visually using bar models and number lines.
In literacy, we start off with our 'No Outsiders' week. We will look at the book, 'This is Our House' by Michael Rosen to explore discrimination, how people may face discrimination and what we can do to prevent it. The children will write their own plays to answer these questions.
Reading remains a crucial part of the curriculum. Children will take part in 'Reading Rascal' sessions every Tuesday afternoon where they will be reading books for pleasure and taking part in activities linked to a different book each week. We will continue to have whole-class guided reading sessions as well as individual reading sessions taking place weekly. This not only develops fluency and comprehension, accessing a range of genres and texts, but enables the children to continue to grow in confidence too.
In RE this half term, we continue looking at Christianity. The children will be learning about the Bible timeline starting with Creation, Fall and the People of God which forms the Old Testament. Following on from this, we will look at Incarnation and Salvation which forms the New Testament.
We remain as active as we can here at Pott Shrigley; PE takes place on Thursday afternoons and the children will be attending cricket sessions on Friday afternoons. Please ensure that the children have the appropriate kit for each activity.
As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or concerns.
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