Skiddaw Y2/3/4

Welcome to Skiddaw Class where our Year 2, 3 and 4 pupils are based. It is taught by Mrs Wadey supported by Mrs Mason, Mrs Matheson and Mrs Craggs. You'll see below, photos of us at work. At the side of the page, please see Skiddaw's Class Newsletter for important details about our class this term. This also includes a sneak preview of the exciting things we have planned.

What will we be learning in the spring term?

Maths: In the first half term, we will be exploring a progression of methods of multiplying and dividing before going onto fractions. We will be working very hard on quick accurate recall of times tables, up to 12x, this term. Year 2 - 2x, 5x and 10x, with year 3 these and 3x,4x and 8x. Year 4s all these with quick recall and then 6x, 7x, 9x, 12x. All multiplication facts need to be recognised and known in multiplication and division forms e.g. 3x5, 5x3, 15÷5 and 15÷3, including calculations where there is a missing number somewhere other than at the end e.g. 15÷?=5. We will be applying our number knowledge to using money, exploring length and statistics, the new name for presenting data in graphs and charts.

English: Last term we began reading The Ickabog by J K Rowling and we will continue to enjoy reading and sharing this wonderful brand new fairy tale and using it to inspire our writing. We will be researching and writing information texts, using atlases and maps too linked to our Science and Geography. We will be writing riddle poems. It is in our guided reading sessions every week that the children will be discussing and exploring a range of different types of age appropriate texts in detail starting with non-fiction texts. Spelling/phonics, punctuation and grammar will be worked on each day in morning tasks and English and will include learning more common tricky word spellings, more homophones, applying prefixes and suffixes and also the two sounds represented by c and g.

Science: Animals including humans about muscles, digestion, teeth and food chains.

Geography: The UK - we will revise the countries and capitals of UK, learn lots of counties and cities too. We will name and locate physical and human features including rivers and mountain ranges as well as describing places using the 8 points of the compass.

PE: We will be playing netball and lacrosse this term.

Computing: Typing and keyboard skills, computer control and online safety.

RE:  Exploring our Christian Value of ‘Endurance’ and understanding parables Jesus told. The role of Good Friday in Easter’s Holy Week.

RSHE: We will be exploring belonging, safe relationships using NSPCC resources, online safety and money and work.                        

DT: We are very much hoping to take part in this year’s Lego Challenge.

Art: Landscapes and the work of JWM Turner.

Languages: French including countries and parts of the body.

Music: Rhythmic and melodic patterns including Y2 learning to play the violin.