Skiddaw Class is our Year 2, 3 and 4 class. It is taught by Mrs Wadey supported by Mrs Mason and Mrs Craggs. If you want to know more about our class take a look in our class booklet or see our curriculum overview below to find out what exciting things we have planned for this term.
What are we planning for Skiddaw Class this autumn term?
In English, we will be beginning with traditional storytelling techniques using drama, puppetry and patterns to remember and recite tales. Then we will be exploring advertising and slogans linked to cereal boxes. Finding, reading and learning interesting poems will also be a focus this term. Phonics / Spelling and Grammar sessions are planned each day and we will do weekly guided reading sessions.
In Maths, we will focus on number work, learning about our number system and place value along with sequences, comparing and rounding. We will be exploring a progression of methods of adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing. We will be applying our number skills to estimating and problem solving, money and measures.
In Science we will be exploring light – how we need light to see, that light is reflected off surfaces and exploring shadows as the absence of light.
In Computing sessions all children will be using IDL, a very popular program that supports reading, writing, spelling and typing. We will be increasing our familiarity with successfully saving and retrieving files along with learning and applying word processing skills.
We will be learning about the lives and contributions of significant people in History, including individuals such as Grace Darling, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks and Emmeline Pankhurst. We will also be involved in the special events for Remembrance this year, it being 100 years since the end of WW1.
In July our transition lessons were Music based and we will be continuing our work on Sleeping Beauty, looking at rhythm and melody and singing. We will sing together as a school, learning a variety of rounds and seasonal songs. Individual lessons in guitar, violin and piano will happen during the week.
We will look at how artists use their Art and Design to communicate things about themselves, especially linking to our History with looking at Frida Kahlo’s work. We will also be developing a sketch book with a variety of different drawing techniques linked to our outdoor learning.
RE learning will focus on comparing the Christian festival of Harvest and the Jewish celebration of Sukkot followed by exploring the symbol of light in the Christmas story. We will be watching and taking part in performing stories of the Bible in our Open the Book assemblies on Monday mornings and exploring our Christian Value of Peace.
In PE Y3 and 4 will be going swimming, just for this term, on Wednesday mornings, whilst Y2 have PE. On Thursday afternoons, Mrs Craggs will be concentrating on ball skills, developing our Tag Rugby skills in preparation for a Tag Rugby Tournament in November. Wet weather is inevitable this term so when working inside we will be making good use of our gymnastic equipment.
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship are integrated into all areas of school life and form the basis of our whole approach to education, from assemblies and circle time to choices of stories and visitors. We are working on ‘New beginnings’ and ‘Getting on and falling out’ themes this term. Our School Councillors and Eco Team Members will also be voted upon and get to work.
Educational Visits: We plan to take our learning into the woods this term. We have a whole school visit to the theatre in Lancaster already planned to see Peter Pan just before Christmas. This last event will also cost in the region of £15 per child but we’ll let you know details nearer the time.