Around the World in 35 Days!
This half term we are learning about different places around the world. We started our topic by learning about British values. We made our own information leaflets to inform our readers about what being British means to us, the British laws and the importance of being tolerant and respectful.
We have continued the topic by reading stories from different countries such as 'Buri and the Marrow' and 'Pretty Salma'. We looked at patterns in the narratives which are similar to traditional English stories. We have also been finding out the names of different continents and oceans and locating them on world maps and globes. We have started a Design and Technology project, looking at famous buildings and structures around the world and designing our own models.
We have also been enjoying playing in our Chinese restaurant.
Happy New Year everyone!
We are very excited to start our new topic - Dinosaur ROAR! We will finding out all about the exciting world of dinosaurs. In Literacy, we are going to carry on focussing on non-fiction texts, before moving onto learning about some dinosaur stories such as Tyrannosaurus Drip. In Maths we will be solving problems involving place value and developing our multiplication and division calculation skills. We are going to find out about where different dinosaur fossils have been found and locate these continents on a world map. Our preparation for Picture This! also starts this term so we are going to be exploring using different materials and techniques to create prints and 3D models.
We are looking forward to a visit from Dinostar when we will get to look at real dinosaur fossils. In the meantime we made some of our own pretend fossils using salt dough.
Thank you to all of the grown ups who helped us complete our dinosaur topic homework. It is helping to make our classroom look really exciting and we have been able to teach each other lots of new and interesting facts!
Term 1.2 2017
This half term we have been learning about Heroes and Villains. We took part in a special 'Heroes and Villains Hook Day' where we dressed up as fictional and real-life heroes. We had lots of fantastic topic homework which the children have been sharing in class such as Mustafa's amazing police car.
In Literacy we have been writing a fact files about Spiderman and the Hulk. We have learnt about the features of non-fiction texts. We have made some amazing superhero moving pictures in Design and Technology. We explored how we could use levers to make the superheroes move in different ways. Look out for them on display in the classroom soon! In History we have learnt about some real-life heroes from the past such as Florence Nightingale.
Class 3 2017 - 2018
Fish and Ships
Class 3 have had a brilliant start to the year, finding out about pirates and the seaside. We loved our visit to Cleethorpes to begin our learning. We had a fantastic day walking along the promenade and the pier, playing in the sand and eating ice-cream! We looked at the different human and physical features of the seaside and compared it with Rotherham. We have also been finding out about the lives of famous pirates in the past like Captain Blackbeard. Come and look at our information booklets in the story corner - they are full of interesting facts!
Class 3 have loved seeing the seasonal changes that Autumn has brought. We went on an Autumn walk and took photographs of Autumn signs. We have also written some beautiful Autumn poetry which we are excited to show you during our Harvest Festival.
Before the half term holiday we are electing our school council members. We are really proud that so many children have put themselves forward as candidates. It is going to be a very tough decision!
Term 3.1 Farm to Fork
Class 3 are so excited it's the Summer term, we are hoping for lots of fun in the sun (Mrs Razaq isn't as hopeful about the sun part!). Our new topic is 'Farm to Fork', we have already started lots of exciting learning about different farm animals in literacy and we have been using a range of sources to find out interesting facts about animals. Mika found out that a group of sheep can be a herd but also a mob, how interesting that is!
We have been very busy designing different farm vehicles in DT and we are hoping to get them made early next term, we just need to munch our way through some cereal boxes so we have some boxes to use for our models . In science we have been learning all about groups of animals and what different animals eat. We will be finding out about what animals need to survive and how to look after and care for animals.
We wish all the Year 2 children in our school good luck this half term as they will be doing the dreaded SATS. They have been working hard all year and we know they will all do their very best, we are proud of them all.
Term 2.2 Enchanted Kingdom
A new term and a new topic, this terms topic was 'Enchanted Kingdom'. We have had lots of fun learning all about making magic potions, writing new adventures for the Faraway Tree and a recount of visit.
For our school visit we went to Doncaster Forest school, it was a cold, windy day but at least it didn't rain. We had lots of fun creating pictures of the characters form the Gruffalo, looking for the Gruffalo's cave and going on a treasure hunt. The most exciting part of the visit was when we sat around a fire and had hot chocolate and biscuits yummmmmyyyy.
Term 2.1 Destination Outer Space
What an exciting way to start the new year, our new topic this half term was 'Destination Space'. We started the topic with an exciting visit from the Wonder Dome. We all crept into the dark dome, it was really quiet inside. We went on a 'journey' into Space, we saw planets, stars and the Sun.
We all bought in some fantastic work from home for our class working wall, you can see some of it in the photos below. In Literacy we have been writing some amazing space poems, alien descriptions and we wrote a letter from an alien explaining what planet Earth was like. We have also created topic book about planets, we had to research the planets on the internet. We have been developing our word processing skills and using Power Point to create presentations about Space.
To celebrate all our hard work and the end of the topic we had a special class assembly where we invited all of our parents. Some of us were a little nervous about speaking in public but we all did really well.
Term 1.2 Cold Lands
What an amazing start to the new half term it was! Mrs Peart had booked a wonderful surprise to launch our Book at Bedtime initiative. We watched a fantastic production of 'The Wizard of Oz', it was so funny and exciting. The actors were all very talented and had all the children and grown ups singing and laughing.
This half term we will be learning all about cold lands including Arctic and Antarctica, what lives there and why, we will learn all about different types of penguins and how they survive the bitter cold. As part of out topic work we will be creating moving pictures in DT and creating beautiful artwork about penguins. As budding scientists we will look at how animals are suited to their habitats and learn all about the different parts of an animal.
We are very excited as this half term we get to come to school in our spotty clothes to celebrate Children in Need and we also get to come to school in our pyjamas to celebrate the end of Book at Bedtime. Watch this space for all the photographs!
Term 1.2 Through the Keyhole
After a long 7 week Summer break Class 3 have returned raring to go. We have started the year off with a fantastic new topic called 'Through The Keyhole', this term will include learning about Victorians, finding what homes were like in the past, creating Lowry inspired artwork and designing and making tiles. In Literacy we are goings o develop our story writing skills and write a story inspired by the book the Hairy Toe.
In the last few weeks we have learnt lots about the Victorians and how they lived their lives. We were lucky enough to go on a special visit to Clifton Park Museum, where we spent some of the day living like a Victorian and doing special jobs such as baking, washing and polishing. After a busy morning Mrs Razaq let us walk around the gardens and we even got to play around the bandstand, it was so much fun.
It has been exciting learning about Victorian times but we are all glad that we weren't born in the era and that life is definitely easier now than it was in the past (plus teachers don't cane you now or make you wear a Dunce's Hat!!!!!!).
Term 3.1 Live Long, Stay Strong
This half term we will be learning all about our bodies and keeping healthy. We will be creating our own non fiction books about the body and writing stories in Literacy. In Science we will be naming and labelling body parts and using our scientific skills to carry out investigations about the body and our senses. We will be learning all about the Olympics, the history of the games and where the games have been held in previous years. As part of our Picture This project we will be looking at artwork by Picasso and also at the work of Arcimboldo and creating our own artistic creations.
Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom
Class Three are very excited about our upcoming visit to Rotherham Civic theatre, on the 19th of April to perform in the Music in the Round concert. We have enjoyed reading the story 'Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom and learning the songs for the concert. Watch this pace we will post some photos will our visit in a few weeks.
Use the link below to practise the songs for the concert;
Term 2.2 Around The World In 25 Days
This half term our new topic is Around The World in 25 Days, Class 3 have chosen to learn all about Italy. We have already found out that it is in Europe, the same continent that we live in. We have used books and the internet to research about Italy and then written reports. The reports included information about football, cars and food. Surprisingly in Italy they eat foods such as peacock and donkey!!!!! Class 3 didn't like the idea of eating those but love pizza and pasta, these are foods that Italians are famous for. In geography we were challenged to use an atlas to find all the continents and the main oceans in the world, it was a little difficult but we had lots of fun. We have used our observational skills to draw pictures of a famous landmark in Italy, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, it was tricky trying to draw it so it looked like it was leaning and not falling over.
This half term we have done lots of amazing science experiments linked to the theme of plants. We have been working scientifically, making predictions and using our observational skills to talk about what changes we can see. For one of our experiments we put celery in different coloured water, we discovered that the celery starts to change colour over time. Mrs Razaq challenged us to explain why that had happened using our knowledge of plants.
Last week Class 3 were lucky enough to go on a visit to Doncaster airport, Mrs Razaq was particularly excited as she thought she was going to get on an aeroplane and fly off somewhere warm and tropical (BUT she didn't!!). At the airport we saw a fighter plane called the Vulcan, it was huge, we walked under the wing to get to the other side of the hanger. Some volunteers told us all about the plane and what the different parts of the plane did. The front of the aeroplane had a long probe, this was used to re fuel the plane whilst it was in the air. When it was lunchtime we got to have our lunch on board a 747 airplane, it was a tight squeeze but very exciting. Whilst on the airplane we learnt all about how we stay safe and practised using life jackets and oxygen masks. What a fantastic time we all had!!!!
Term 2.1 Dinosaurs
In this term we have learnt all about dinosaurs. We have done lots of wonderful artwork, create fact files about different dinosaurs and made our own fossils from salt dough. The most exciting part of this topic was when we had a visit from the Dino Star Museum. It was amazing, we had the chance to pick up real dinosaur fossil, we saw a dinosaur egg and the most exciting part was the enormous T-Rex skull. Some of the class could fit their head in its mouth!!!!!
Wow what an amazing topic we are learning about in Class 3 this half term ;Heroes and Villains. Class 3 are enjoying all the fun activities Mrs Razaq has planned for this theme including designing our own superhero/villains, creating a superhero using our ICT skills and our brilliant superhero photo booth!!!
On Friday the 13th of November we even came to school dressed up as our favourite heroes and heroines as part of our new topic but also for Children in Need. Amazingly we raised £223 as a school for some good causes. On the day we designed and made our own superhero badges and created funny superheroes, Mrs Razaq created a super heroine who's name was Bakerwoman, her arch enemy was Doughnut Man and she had a super sonic wooden spoon that she used as a weapon.