Tamarins

Term 3

During term 3 our theme will be Explorers.

As historians, we will be exploring the significant figures of Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. Year 2 will be making comparisons between the two explorers.

As writers, we will use a range of stories to inspire our own narratives, as well as writing non-chronological reports and letters around our theme.

As scientists, we will be exploring seasonal changes.

As artists and designers, we will explore print making using a variety of different objects.

Class Teacher: Mrs N Grainger

Term 2

During term 2 our theme will be Fire! Fire!

As historians, we will dive into the history of 1666 using a range of resources to find the answers to key questions about The Great Fire of London.

As writers, we will use a range of stories to inspire our own narratives, as well as writing instructions.

As scientists, we will explore the seasonal change from Autumn to Winter.

As artists and designers, we will be developing our design and create skills, using materials to build model Tudor buildings.

End of Term 2

What a busy term it has been for Tamarins!

During Term 2 we have enjoyed learning about The Great Fire of London, finding out about how and why the fire spread so quickly and what changes were made after the fire. We thoroughly enjoyed our DT project to create our own Pudding Lane; making Tudor style houses. The unplanned sing-a-long of ‘London’s burning’ whilst adding the flames was a particular highlight. Of course we had our fantastic KS1 nativity which was brilliant; the costumes, singing and acting were all amazing and I felt extremely proud of all of the children.

CLASS NEWS
In term 3 our theme will be, Great Explorers. We will be learning about Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus, comparing and contrasting these two great explorers. In English we will be using the text Traction Man to support us in writing our own narratives. We will also be using a range of Non-fiction texts to support our non-chronological report writing and letters around our theme of Great Explorers. In Maths we will be learning about geometry and telling the time, as well as building on our addition and subtraction learning through measurements.

Merry Christmas!

Fire! Fire!

Term 1

During Terms 1 our theme will be Street Detectives!

As geographers, we will explore our local area, looking at the land use, physical and human features.

As writers, we will use a range of stories to inspire our own narratives, as well as writing recounts of events.

As scientists, we will learn about different materials and their uses.

As artists and designers, we will be developing our sketching skills as well as exploring sculpture and texture using clay.

End of Term 1

Tamarins have had a busy term 1 exploring our theme, Street Detectives. The children have enjoyed developing their mapping skills, making keys and using grid references to identify specific buildings and features within the local area. Our walk around the village helped bring our classroom work to life and the sun even shone for us. Our focus on locality has also led us to create collages of land use, map drawings and fact pages about what we have found out.

Next term our theme will be, Fire! Fire! The children will be diving into the history of 1666 to find out about The Great Fire of London and the diary of Samuel Pepys. In English we will be using the story Kassim and the Greedy Dragon to support us to write our own narratives as well as exploring the text Toby and The Great Fire of London. We will be looking at a range of non-fiction texts to support our theme and writing. In Maths we will be building on our knowledge of place value, addition and subtraction through money. We will also be learning to solve multiplication and division problems using a range of resources to support us.