Welcome to our class of Year 2 and 3
We are incredibly excited to welcome you all back for a brand new year, and with a new year brings on new beginnings. As we now take on the role of Deer Class, our new classroom can be found down in the mobiles – where we plan to take advantage of our outdoor learning space throughout the year, including our very own greenhouse!
Take a look at our learning environment:
Our new topic for Term 3, ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’, will allow us to explore the depths of prehistoric times. This topic will span across Terms 3 and 4. We will begin our learning focusing on the Stone Age this term, exploring what life was like, key events that took place and will be specifically looking at the changes that took place in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
We are looking forward to linking other areas of our learning with our History learning, as we will be reading the text ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’ by Michelle Robinson. We will also be linking our Science learning as we study rocks.
Don’t forget that you can find a copy of our weekly timetable, along with other useful resources and information about our class right here on our class page.
To begin our learning this term we will be recapping our understanding of grammar, as we focus on word classes. These will specifically include nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. We will be using these skills to create a funny story, as we play our own game of ‘Mad Libs’.
Once we have delved into our History based topic learning about the Stone Age, we will be linking our History and English learning together. These are the key texts we will be exploring:
As we are a split year group, we will continue to have separate spelling sessions for Year 2s and Year 3s. This is to ensure we are learning age appropriate skills to support our English learning – and of course skills that can be applied across our curriculum as a whole. To support us with our learning, a weekly activity will be set on Spelling Shed for the children to access at home. These activities will relate to those spellings that have been set for them.
You can access Spelling Shed via this link: https://play.edshed.com/
As we continue our theme of age appropriate learning for our children in Deer Class, our Year 2s and Year 3s will be taught separately for Maths as we continue to follow our Power Maths scheme. This term our Year 2s will begin deepening their understanding of money and its value. While our Year 3s will be learning about multiplication and division.
To help develop and secure our knowledge of our times tables every child has access to Times Table Rockstars. This wonderful resource allows time to practise our times tables in a fun and engaging way. It can also get very competitive, similar to Spelling Shed, and who doesn’t like being at the top of the leader board? We know we want to see Deer Class up there!
You can access TT Rockstars via this link: https://ttrockstars.com/