Dear Parents and Carers
The children have settled in beautifully this term and it has been wonderful to welcome some new families into the class.
Class 2 are studying Ancient Greece as part of the History topic. Our key question will be to find out... Who were the Ancient Greeks?
We will use a chronological timeline and find out about the key events that took place three thousand years ago.
Over the past few weeks the children have already settled back into their literacy writing work and they have been finding out about the Greek myths Icarus and Daedalus and Pandora's Box. They have been listening carefully to different versions of the Theseus and the Minotaur myth. Lots of busy activities are planned for this term such as:-
If you have any spare time to support the class with reading, art or gardening after school club please let Mrs Gleed know.
Key Stage 2 Staff and team
Mrs Ruh Alford Executive Head Teacher (0.1 Teaching Friday pm)
Mrs Carole Gleed Class Teacher
Mrs Louise Watts Part Time Teacher
Mrs Helen Hazell- part time temporary LSA every am MTA every lunch time
Mrs Alison Clark- French Teacher
Mr Alfie Birchmore-Budehaven Sports Coach
Mr Andy Mitchell-Health and Well Being Coach
Miss Belinda Midwinter-Wild Tribe Coach
Miss Jessica Squires-Dance Coach
Mr Rogoginski-Music peripetetic teacher
Volunteers - Mrs Marriot and Mrs Jennings
Ancient Greece Creative Curriculum -Autumn 2019
This term our learning will be focusing on asking the question Who were the Ancient Greeks? Lots of the history and literacy learning will be taught through a creative curriculum approach which aims to link learning in various contexts. Most of the first half of term will be finding out about ancient myths through quality texts such as 'The Hidden Oracle' by Rick Riordan. During our poetry day, we will study a range of poetic styles, the PTFA have booked a poet who will offer inspiration and share ideas to enable us to write a free verse poem on the theme of truth. The non fiction elements of writing will include researching information whereby the children will present a topic about Greece in modern times as a fact file and a poster. At some point, the children will be creating plays and performing them based on some of the myths the have been learning throughout the term. As part of our daily routine, we practice targeted year group spellings patterns in our look-say-cover write-check spelling books and we look at various methods to rehearse and practice learning the rules. We focus on whole class reading as well as monitoring individual readers so that they can build an awareness of new vocabulary, punctuation and grammar. The rules of grammar will be taught discretely.
This term's topic will enable us to study many areas of the curriculum such as multiculturalism, democracy and citizenship.
The children have covered lots of social and emotional aspects of learning through various keeping healthy topics during Sugar Smart lessons. The children have already looked at making healthy food choices and set up various tests and experiments.
Our Carey values: Resourceful, Resilience, Reflective, Respectful and Relationships will be taught through regular themed topics in class and in assemblies with an emphasis on being kind.
In history, our learning intentions will be to identify the features of modern Greece and locate places on the maps and to be able to place Ancient Greek events and times on a chronological time line and to understand the concept of AD and BC BCE and BC.
In science we will study light and electricity.
In Maths we will working on Number and Place value followed by addition and subtraction, the year 5 and 6 we will be working on all four operations and consolidating efficient strategies and reasoning. The younger year 3 and 4 will be rehearsing their tables and consolidating place value and addition and subtraction within various problem solving tasks, there will be lots of opportunities to demonstrate reasoning.
The children will use a Power Maths scheme which links to the new curriculum and covers the relevant topics that is needed to equip them for the end of key stage 2 SATs.