Term 2 2020-21
Our learning this term
Journey of a fishfinger
Last term, the children studied the digestive system and how this works. We then used our knowledge to make 3D posters from household materials. The children labelled each part and some even provided detailed explanations of how each part functions. They also learnt how our teeth and tongue play an important role in the digestive system.
The Stone Age
The children really enjoyed their history unit on the Stone Age. We explored timelines and other historical periods the children have covered earlier in the school. They developed a good understanding of all the inventions from the era and how these changed through the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods. We read lots of informative texts, including a fiction text in our history lesson, “Stone Age Boy”, which the children really enjoyed.
The Great Storm and Stig of the Dump
We read the Terry Deary book “The Great Storm” this term. This was set in Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement, and the children enjoyed making links between this and what they had learned in history. Later in the term, we also wrote our own travel brochures to persuade people to visit the Stone Age. Finally, we read some chapters from the book “Stig of the Dump” and then described our very own dump in English.
Multiplication and division
In maths, the children completed a unit of work on multiplication and division, much of which will help us as we start a unit of measurement and fractions/decimals in the latter part of Term 2 and into Term 3. Some of our children have worked really hard on learning the year 3 expected times tables through teacher intervention, so they could say them out of sequence.
As our art unit this term was 3D sculpture, we decided to ask the children to create a life-size “Stig” from our book. They used recycled materials from home and worked collaboratively to produce some amazingly tall results!
Finally, the children all participated in a performance of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in each class, some of them even performing to camera! We spent our final week of Term 2 writing persuasive letters to Santa, creating a new, meat-free product as an alternative for Christmas dinner, creating maths art through spirolaterals and making bauble boxes and advent calendars for our families.