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Flamingo Class

 

Class Teacher: Mrs Robson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gainsborough

 

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The Curriculum - Summer

English

Whole Class Read - James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

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The children will be writing in a variety of genre this term including; diary entry, non-chron report, letter to an Australian of a similar age. Wherever we can we try to link our writing with our theme. 

For example

Diary entry

The children are going to be taken back in time on a journey to Australia by boat, 100 years ago. The children have never seen a boat of this size before, they have few possessions, are travelling in 3rd class and will be on the boat for 6 weeks to reach their destination. How do they feel leaving the country they know so well? What will the journey be like? How will they feel when they arrive on the other side of the world?

Letter

Flamingo class are going to be linking up with an Australian school and writing letters to children of a similar age telling them all about life at Wrawby School. Maybe these children will be pen-pals for life!

Non- chronological Report

Using what the children have learnt so far, and based on their own research, the childrne will be writing a report about life in Australia.

Maths

Y2 - 

Measurement - Mass, capacity, temperature

  • Heavier than/ lighter than/ equal to
  • Measuring mass g/ kg
  • Measuring capacity ml/ l
  • Reading temperatures

Fractions

  • making equal parts
  • recognising and finding 1/2, 1/4, 1/3 of objects and amounts
  • counting in fractions

Time

  • o'clock, 1/2 past. 1/4 past. 1/4 to. 5min intervals

Y3 -

Measurement - Mass, capacity

  • comparing, measuring, adding and subtracting g/ kg
  • comparing, measuring, adding and subtracting ml/ l

Fractions

  • making the whole
  • counting in tenths
  • tenths ass decimals
  • fractions of an amount
  • equivalent fractions
  • comparing and ordering fractions

Time

  • measurign time in seonds
  • comparing duration
  • AM/ PM
  • 24 hour clock
  • Telling time to the minute

Science - Green-fingered Flamingos!

Y2 - Plants

The children will be learning what plants need in order to grow, thrive and survive. They will explore the life cycles of various plants that grow from seeds and bulbs and investigate how they grow and change as they develop.

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Y3 - Plants

The children will be identifying the different parts of a plant, finding out what plants need in order to grow well and exploring how plants reproduce.

 

Theme - This term Flamingos are going Down Under!

AUSTRALIA!

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Our theme work will cover History, Geography, Music, DT and ICT as we find out;

  • where Australia is in our world
  • about the states and terrotories
  • how to use a compass
  • about the climate and night sky in the southern hemisphere
  • about physical features and landscapes
  • learn traditional Australian songs
  • about the Aboriginal way of life
  • about The Great Barrier Reef and how we can help protect ocean life

 

Useful Website Links

Check out our Wrawby facebook page for daily/weekly updates about what's happening in Flamingo classroom.

https://www.ttrockstars.com/ - Secure those multiplication tables!

http://uk.mathletics.com/ - Challenge yourself with some maths problems!

 

Spellings

The children will be set weekly challenges on Spelling Shed. A variety of spelling techniques can be appied at home as well as in school. See the pictures below for some ideas.

Spelling Pic 1Spelling Posters

Homework

Homework is given out every half term. Please check homework books for up-to-date information regarding current homework. 

PE

PE is a core subject and we especially take advantage of this at Wrawby. With every attempt to make learning active and engaging, we like to promote a positive and healthy lifestyle at any opportutnity. Please could children bring their PE kits on a Monday and take them home on a Friday. The children will receive 3 PE lessons a week; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, but sometimes we like to mix things up...and it's always good to be prepared! laugh

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