Welcome to Class 2
This half term our topic is called 'The Greastest Showman'.
During Literacy lessons we will be looking at The Greatest Showman as this is the main topic of of this half term. We will be doing a 3 week storytelling block focusing on character descriptions, setting descriptions, recounts from the points of view of a character & innovated story writing. We will also look at Newspaper reports
Focuses: Key features of a newspaper, planning a newspaper. The opening of a Circus, News reports drama. Also Instructional writing - Learning a new Circus skill. Finally persuasive writing - Making Posters to come visit a Circus
We are going to continue to develop our mathematical knowledge this half term. We are continuing to look at all elements of maths including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be using and applying our skills through problem solving sessions.
As our topic is 'Sound', the areas we are going to focus on are;
Sound all around, Good vibrations challenge, I’m all ears!, Pump up the volume!, Pitch it High, Pitch it Low! and Sounds like fun! we will be completing lots of different Science experiments involving changing of materials.
In R.E. we will be looking at Why is Truro Cathedral so important to people in Cornwall?
Cornwall as a place of spiritual enquiry Why people feel attracted to Cornwall as a centre of spirituality and spiritual experience.
Cornwall as a place of Christianity The coming of non- conformity, its diversity and the importance of John Wesley and Methodism in today’s Cornwall.
Truro Cathedral and its importance to people today. How buildings artefacts and symbols play a part in worship, rituals and ceremonies of the community.
The Celtic Church and why Celtic Christian spirituality has become so important for some in Cornwall in the 21st century.
Exploring how colour and textures are used. Creating our Designing and building large circus big tops. Create own model circus. Paint an egg with a clown face. Paint each other’s faces as clowns Make a moving picture using a lever or slider. Creating performers to go in their circus. Evaluating their finished circuses.
This half term we are going to learn basic computer skills and complete some simple programming and algorithms using apps on iPads. We are also going to write a set of instructions for a partner to complete a simple algorithm.