In Class 2, we have Year 3 and Year 4 children. Curriculum themes change each term, and we try to have as much fun as possible whilst achieving all our learning objectives. Maths and English are taught daily, and each week we have PE, RE, Science, daily spelling lessons and a variety of topic based learning opportunities.
This year our themes will be:
Autumn Term: Roving Romans
Spring Term: Excellent Egyptians
Summer Term: Settlers and Dragons
Maths is taught daily with learning objectives linked to the National Curriculum for each year group. Learning is practical and interactive, with a focus on core skills and reasoning. Children will develop skills in number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement and statistics.
English lessons are enjoyable and interactive, with children participating in learning different genres often linked to the term’s theme. Children will become immersed in a genre to become familiar with it, and then learn skills such as text organisation, development of vocabulary and sentence structure, to enable the child to create their own independent writing. Guided reading, comprehensions and GPS work are linked together.
Our reading books are organised into coloured bands. Each band includes books from different schemes to ensure the children can enjoy a rich variety of texts and a variety of genres. Children enjoy guided reading lessons weekly and will also read and respond to a variety of text in discussion and in written comprehensions to develop their understanding of different texts.
GPS –Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.
Children will take part in GPS lessons which includes learning spelling rules, different forms of punctuation, and grammar conventions. There will be a focus on sentence structure and use of the correct grammatical vocabulary, for example adjectives, articles and clauses. Children are set weekly spellings which are usually tested on Monday of each week.