Year 2 Mrs Haworth & Miss Ahmad Indigo Class

Welcome to Indigo Class – Mrs Haworth & Miss Ahmad

Summer Term 1 2017

 

Well, what a busy few weeks we have had culminating in the SATs tests last week. All the children tried their very best and displayed a fantastically positive attitude to the whole experience. They seemed to especially enjoy the extra breakfast each day! We are extremely proud of them all and they are a credit to themselves, the school and to you.

 

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

What a term this will be!

We, of course, are always busy but this term will prove to be even more so due to the SATS papers the children will need to sit.  There are 2x maths and 2x reading papers which are statutory and the children will all do them, but this is not a problem in any way as they will do their best and this is all we ask of them.   All we ask of you is that they are in school.  Missing school will not mean missing the papers as they will sit them on their return.

This term we are taking on the challenge of the topic ‘Live and Let Live!’.  This has been developed especially for your children and we shall link our writing and maths as much as we can to it in order to make their learning relevant and interesting. This topic will allow the children to grow a variety of plants and also think about the unenviable task farmers have of protecting their crop.  The children will be designing and making their own bird scaring devices and we look forward to seeing how these develop. This term’s RE is a focus on Christianity and will further the children’s questioning and understanding of what it means to be religious and the key messages Christianity shares.

 Please continue to read to your child and listen to them read.  The language development they absorb from these activities is immeasurable.

 The Year Two Team would like to thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Hare, Mrs Haworth, Mrs Ahmad and Miss Moulis

Spring Term 2 2017

This week we have been continuing our learning on seas and oceans. Some of us were introduced to the strange creatures that live in the deep ocean during a guided reading session and then went on to share our learning with the class. We spent a fun afternoon painting some of the animals we have learnt about using water colour paints.

In Science we thought about the importance of water to plants. The children were asked if plants needed fresh water to grow healthily. Miss Grylls thinks, ‘Water is water,’ but the children weren’t so sure, so we have set up an experiment to find out, watering some seeds with either salt water, rain water, tap water, dirty water (our left over water from our painting session) and water with washing up liquid in it. We are going to observe the changes in our seeds and decide if Miss Grylls is right.

In Maths we have been revisiting multiplication and division and investigating the links between these operations, much as we did with addition and subtraction last week. So if I know 3×5=15, I also know 5×3=15, 15÷3=5 and 15÷5=3. We have also used and applied our skills to solve word problems as well as practising reciting our times tables using Purple Mash.

In English we have been collecting information about sharks through reading information books and watching information clips using the internet. I am sure your child will be able to tell you some of the interesting facts they have learnt. We have begun to use this knowledge to write facts, looking at how we can write a good factual sentence and order sentences logically into paragraphs. Next week we will be writing our reports before we begin the next phase of our Water World topic…..PIRATES!

We plan to make our own pirate ships, so please save any cardboard boxes and tubes that might go in your recycling and send them into school.

In Computing we have started to make our own stories on the ipad. We are very pleased to say that Mia went home that evening and made a story, please click on the link to watch Mia’s story.

 

Please click on Mia’s story          

Mia story 

Thank you for your continued support and have a good weekend.

 

        

We have had a very busy couple of weeks since returning from half term. The children have participated in this week’s Book Week activities with their usual enthusiasm and looked fantastic in their World Book Day outfits on Thursday, thanks to all those of you who supported your child with this. The week began with the children visiting Mrs Osborne in Reception, where they made life cycles after listening to a story. Then they went to see Mrs Davallou where they made wormeries after reading Superworm and finally visited Mauve class where listened to tales of pirates before making boats from different materials such as tin foil. The best boat held 100 cubes at the end of this session! The week ended with a very special performance of the Gruffalo, which was brilliant and enjoyed by all.

In other news we have been learning about the different oceans and carrying out research in English about sea creatures. We are going to use all of the information we have collected to write a non-chronological report, perhaps making a leaflet or booklet about an animal.

In Maths we have been developing our adding and subtracting skills, as well as revising our number bonds to ten and looking at how simple facts with small numbers can help us to work with bigger numbers e.g. 7+3=10 so 70+30=100, 17+3=20, 20-7=13. Next week will move on to multiplication and division. The children have been learning how to apply their skills to solve problems and are learning that we have to read the problem, find the important numbers and then the words that give us clues about which operation is needed before going on to solve the problem. We also encourage the children to draw simple pictures to help them to calculate answers which we call jottings.

The children have also really enjoyed performing poems as part of small groups and we hope to add sounds effects to our performances using instruments. We have also painted some beautiful fish using our colour mixing skills.

As you will be aware, we have sent spellings home again this week. If your child has any difficulties with this work please do not hesitate to come and see a member of staff as your child’s wellbeing and happiness is of utmost importance to us and we can simplify most tasks.

We hope you have all had an enjoyable weekend and are enjoying the few hours of extra daylight!

            

 Spring Term 1 2017

It has been another busy week in Indigo class. We have finished our Science work by planning and carrying out an investigation to find out which materials make the best insulators. We wrapped ice in different materials and placed them in the same place and then made observations every five minutes to see what was happening before coming to our conclusions- ask your child if they can remember what they found out! Over this unit of work the children have learnt some interesting facts about solids and liquids as well as developing the skills of asking questions, planning what to do, predicting what might happen, finding out and taking measurements, recording results and coming to conclusions.

In Maths this week we have been applying our understanding or addition and subtraction to work on money. We have been finding totals of coins, making given totals as well as working out how to give change.

In RE the children have begun to learn about the Sikh religion and have noticed similarities between the beliefs of Christians and Sikhs.

Thank you again to all those of you who are supporting your child with their spelling homework. The homework is designed to give you the opportunity to practise the skills the children are busy developing in school. If you have any worries or concerns about completing homework, please do not hesitate in coming to speak to a member of staff in Indigo class.

We have also been impressed by the work some of the children have undertaken relating to the author Julia Donaldson. The Chinese lanterns have also been displayed in the entrance to the school and look fabulous.

 

 

 

 

We hope your children have enjoyed the past week at school. We finished our unit on writing explanation texts by finding out about and then writing about the life cycle of an Emperor penguin. This week the children have worked hard to edit and improve their work, changing or adding words and checking their punctuation and spelling.

The activity the children really enjoyed this week, was making their own paper penguin! We looked at a few examples of how we could do this and the talked about the different ways that paper can be joined together. The children then planned and made their own penguin, discussing their ideas with friends and solving problems as they worked. The end result is our lovely colony of penguins displayed in the classroom. All the children were very proud of their work and are keen to bring them home!

However, this week we are going to use them in our story writing. We will begin our new unit of work by looking at how we can edit and improve a sentence by changing and adding words. So the sentence we will start with is- The penguin went across the ice. We will then use a book called ‘The Not-So-Perfect Penguin’ by Steve Smallman to look at how sentences can be improved by adding adjectives (words used to describe things), interesting verbs (words that describe actions) and adverbs (words that describe a verb). We will then move on to talking about how conjunctions can be used to compose compound sentences.

For example the sentence, The penguin went across the ice. – could be improved by describing what the penguin and ice looked/felt like (adjectives), by changing the verb to a more specific description of how the penguin moved (verbs), and saying how he moved (adverbs). After improvements it could read, The fluffy penguin waddled quickly across the slippery ice, and to turn it into a compound sentence I could add, The penguin waddled quickly across the slippery ice so that he could get back to the colony.

To support your child you could practise doing this together as you walk to the school, eat tea, have a bath. Talking through and saying a range of sentences and words out loud will help your child to write them. You could also point out good examples of these different types of words when reading with you child.

In Maths, we have been developing our understanding of addition by learning to add together more than two numbers, again, by looking for facts that we know, as well as our understanding of place value. The children have been applying their skills to solve simple shopping problems.

You can support your child by learning and practising recalling number facts to ten e.g. 9+1, 8+2, and also 5+2, 6+1, 4+3 for instance. We have also been encouraging the children to see the links between addition and subtraction e.g. If I know that 7+3=10, I also know that 10-3+7.

 

 

 

Happy New Year to you all! Indigo class have been working hard and as usual, particularly enjoying their maths lessons. On returning to school we have been working on learning our 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables and using our knowledge of multiplication to work out division calculations so if I know 2×5=10, I also know 10÷2=5. This week we have been learning to use this knowledge and understanding to interpret and solve simple word problems such as…If I had seven 5p coins in my purse, how much money would I have?

Thank you to those of you who have supported your child in learning their weekly spellings. Just a reminder that books should be back in school on Monday and will then be given out with new spellings on Wednesday. We will send a sheet of multiplication tables in the homework book next week too. You can support your child by reciting tables together and then also asking them to randomly recall number facts out of sequence, ‘What is two lots of ten?’, ‘What is five times three?’

In English we have been writing Explanation texts, so information texts that explain how or why something happens. We will be finishing this unit of work next week by writing about the Life cycle of an Emperor Penguin, to link with our topic Water World and Freeze It!

The children have been carrying out a range of Science experiments, investigating at what temperature water freezes and how long it takes for ice cubes to melt. This has provided a good opportunity to use thermometers and read scales to record temperatures.

The most exciting thing that happened this week was our visit from Wisbech Fire Service. The children learnt about how to stay safe and learnt the Fire Safety Motto- Get Out. Stay Out. Dial 999. The children also learnt about the importance of having and testing smoke alarms and got to see one child dressed in a Firefighters uniform. Before they left the firefighters complimented your children on their good behaviour and listening.

 

 

Autumn Term 2 2016

It has been another very festive week! The most important event for Year Two was of course our Nativity performance. We hope you enjoyed watching our play and it helped you to get into the Christmas spirit.

We also visited Walsoken church on Wednesday morning, where the children had the opportunity to learn about the First Christmas within the lovely setting of the church. The children were extremely well behaved and enjoyed their morning. Thank you to all those of you who helped us walk the children to the church, we hope you enjoyed the morning too.

Next week Year Two are planning to have a more normal week! We will be finishing our English unit of work by writing our own version of a Traditional Tale and in maths we will be consolidating all that we have learnt this term.

We hope the children have had a happy and restful weekend after their busy week at school! See you all on Monday.

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Christmas festivities have well and truly begun in school this week! On Monday and Tuesday we prepared work for our Winter Wonderland corridor display. We undertook some imaginative writing based on the well-loved story ‘The Snowman’ and also made some bouncy snowmen by following a set of instructions.

Thursday was a very special day for all the children. In the morning they watched the pantomime Cinderella which they all thoroughly enjoyed. In the afternoon the Christmas tree lights were turned on in a special assembly where the children listened to the story of ‘The First Christmas’ as a reminder of why Christian people celebrate Christmas.

Many of the children went to visit Father Christmas in his grotto, taking their letters to him and telling him how good they had been all year.

We also made our fantastic Christmas tree or Father Christmas decorations which many of you came to buy at the Christmas Fair on Friday. Thank you for supporting this event and we hope you all had a great time!

There is still so much to do….next week we have a visit to Walsoken church on Wednesday morning (if anyone can help out by walking with us and then accompanying the children as they complete different activities please let a member of Indigo staff know). There’s Christmas cards and calendars to make and of course one of the highlights of the year, the Christmas Play. EXCITING!

Have a good weekend and see you on Monday!

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It has been another busy week in Indigo class. Some more children had a turn at reading to Jess the real-life reading dog, which was very exciting!

In Literacy we have begun a new unit of work on Traditional Tales. We have read several stories and worked with a partner to retell one to the class. This unit of work is providing the children with lots of opportunities to develop their understanding of and ability to write in the past tense. This week we have read versions of Traditional Tales and found the past tense verbs. If you would like to support your child with this work, there are some fun activities on Espresso. If you go to ‘Key Stage One’, ‘English’ and then select ‘Grammar and Punctuation’, followed by ‘Text’, the first two video clips and related activities are a good place to start.

In Maths, the children have been learning about fractions. We have been exploring dividing shapes and numbers into halves and quarters, and learning the mathematical symbols used to show half and a quarter. Again if you would like to support your child at home, Espresso has some good activities to explore. If you go to the Maths section under Key Stage One, the topic fractions will come up on the top left hand side of the screen.

Next week there will be more Christmas Play practise and we will also be making a decoration for you to come and buy at the Christmas Fayre on Friday.

We hope you have all had a good week, see you on Monday!

 

 

This week our theme ‘Fire, Fire!’ has continued by learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’. We became historians in our first lesson, using paintings of the event to look for clues about what happened and then worked with a partner to generate some questions to find out more. If you have access to Espresso at home, you may like to look at the different resources related to ‘The Great Fire of London’. Just go to KS1, History and you will see them.

We also completed our final piece of instruction writing in English, applying all that we have learnt about how to write good instructions over the last two weeks. The children were asked to write instructions about what to do when there is a fire drill. We have learnt that instructions should start with words such as first, next, then and use imperative or bossy verbs as we’ve called them, such as go, walk and follow. When writing our fire drill instructions we also looked at how the inclusion of adverbs such as slowly, quietly, sensibly would help to make the instructions effective.

In Maths we have continued to develop our understanding of multiplication, applying our skills to solve problems. You could practise some of these at home with your child. We have based our problem solving on applying the children’s knowledge of counting in 2’s, 10’s, 5’s and 3’s. On Wednesday the children solved cupcake problems- Cupcakes cost 10p each. I got 5. How much did I spend?

The most exciting event of the week was when Jess the reading dog visited the classroom and eight of the children got to have a turn at reading to Jess. Jess will be visiting Indigo class every Tuesday afternoon so all the children will have a turn.

Next week we will begin to rehearse our Christmas Play, so be ready to hear your child singing random parts of Christmas carols! We gave out costume letters on Wednesday, so hopefully they all made it home to you! If you have any questions regarding costumes, please come and ask.

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a great weekend!

 

It has been another busy and productive week in Indigo class this week. Our theme ‘Fire, Fire!’ has continued by learning about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light. The children have learnt about some of the traditions associated with the celebration as well as listened to and then written the story of Rama and Sita which is told during this celebration.

In English we have been exploring instructions and the children have read and followed instructions to make a Rangoli decoration for Diwali. We started this unit of work by eating a Starburst chew! The children then had to write a set of instructions that would tell a Minion how to eat the sweet without getting into a muddle. We are hoping that by the end of next week, when the children will have learnt more about the genre of instructions and written another set, they will be able to compare the two pieces of writing and reflect on what they have learnt and how their writing has improved.

In Maths we have been developing our understanding of multiplication, linking it to our knowledge of counting in steps of two, ten, five and three.

On Wednesday the children became very excited when our class Reading dog ‘Jessie’ was introduced to them. Miss Grylls was very lucky to be the first person to take Jessie home to read to and now each child will get a turn to bring Jessie home for the evening. The children also met Jess the ‘real-life’ reading dog and again seem very enthusiastic about the prospect of reading with Jess.

Reading certificates were presented to several children in Indigo class this week, well done to those of you. Please remember to note down when you hear your child read and how they did in their reading record so that they can work towards a certificate in acknowledgement of their efforts.

Have a great weekend!

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The children have returned from their half term break eager to learn and full of enthusiasm! This week we have kicked off our new theme, ‘Fire, Fire!’ by becoming historians and learning about why Bonfire night is celebrated each year. The children have learnt some interesting facts about the Gunpowder Plot and have made a good attempt at writing the story themselves. After listening to the story of Guy Fawkes the children worked on the laptops to create their own firework picture using a painting program.

We have also been reading and reciting Firework poems and have written our own. Several children took it upon themselves to write their own poems at home, which was fantastic.

Indigo class are really enjoying developing their mathematical skills. On Tuesday, when talking about the day, the mention of maths was greeted with a resounding ‘Yes!’ from the children. This week we have been learning about 2D shapes and their properties e.g. how many sides and corners a shape has, as well as looking for lines of symmetry within shapes.

As well as all this we have been doing our individual and guided reading, handwriting, PE, RE and PSHE, it’s busy, busy, busy!

 

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

It is with great pleasure that the Year 2 team are informing you of your child’s next topic’s Learning Goals. This time of year there are lots of events and celebrations, many of which use fire, fireworks and light as a main feature. We have therefore created an informative and fun topic for this very busy term.

Please continue to read to and listen to your child read on a daily basis where possible. The importance of these activities is widely recognised for improving reading, speaking, writing skills and for emotional wellbeing.

Your child should be able to count in 2s, 5s, 10s. Your help to make sure that they can would be greatly appreciated. After these slip off the tongue, counting in 3s comes next.

0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24

0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120

0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60

0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30 33, 36

 This term we shall be completing our:

Art Learning Goals through Christmas Activities

History Learning Goals through learning the stories of Guy Fawkes + The Great Fire of London.

International Learning Goals, Geography Learning Goals and Society Learning Goals will be explored through Diwali and Nativity linked activities

Music Learning Goals will be completed in the production of our Christmas Play its songs……can’t wait for this!

Physical Education Learning Goals will be continued to be explored with Mr Minall and followed up by the class teacher (please have PE kits in school every day)

Technology Learning Goals will be more than filled through Christmas Activities…..so exciting, but we will contain our excitement until December to let the magic remain special!

ICT & Computing Learning Goals this term will be exploring the programme Microsoft Word.

The Year Two Team would like to thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Pawley, Mrs Hare, Mrs Haworth and Miss Moulis

 

 Autumn Term 1 2016

During the week before half term we concluded our Circus topic by writing our own version of the story of ‘Dumbo’. The children used their imaginations to create their own animal character with a special feature. We had lions with long tails and horses with long manes amongst many other good ideas. The children then planned their own story, learning in the process, that most stories have a problem and resolution.

The week ended with the visit to the church and performance of our ‘The Little Red Hen’ which we hope you found entertaining! For the rest of the last day the children were challenged to design and make their own Big Top using equipment such as paper, card, straws and lolly sticks. This involved applying and learning some new skills, in particular learning to use sticky tape effectively!

We have lots of interesting things to learn over the next half term and am sure the children will be keen to share the new things they have been learning with you.

We hope you had a good holiday,

Mrs Haworth and Mrs Pawley

What an exciting day we had on Monday when Mr.Fip’s circus troupe made a surprise visit! It has inspired some good writing this week, and I know many of you enjoyed using the complimentary tickets to see all the acts. Thank you for helping us to bring the learning alive.

 I look forward to seeing you at Parent’s Evening on either Tuesday or Wednesday. I’s not too late to sign up for a time if you haven’t yet replied. Appointments will be released on Monday.

 

   We had an exciting day yesterday with our visit from Crazy Banana. She brought lots of exciting equipment with her and luckily, we all got to try a range of different activities, such as plate spinning, pedal walkers, flower sticks and juggling. Most people really enjoyed riding on her collection of bikes, including Miss Grylls, who we caught whizzing around the hall very enthusiastically! Although there was a lot of fun and laughter all round, circus skills are also very beneficial to our learning. It teaches us to develop stamina and perseverance because it needs lots of practise, it supports our co-ordination and we learn about sharing space and resources and taking turns. Importantly, circus skills are useful in developing our self confidence.

   In Literacy each day we’ve carefully written sections of information about the circus that we are now building into non-fiction texts of our own. We enjoyed decorating our front cover and adding illustrations to enhance our writing. The children have remembered lots of details, we are very pleased! We have completed our work on addition, but will be using our top tips about place value resources and number lines to help us with subtraction which is our new focus.

   Next week we will hopefully be sharing some very exciting news about some more visitors to school, but I don’t want to give too much away just yet!! Don’t forget the school photographer is in on Tuesday. Thank you for your support for the Macmillan coffee morning. If you missed it, you are always welcome to attend our school coffee morning every Wednesday morning in the hall after you have dropped the children off. It costs 50p and gives you a chance to enjoy a chat with other parents.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Mrs. Pawley

The class have continued to work hard for both Mrs Haworth and myself! This week we have been historians and we have been looking at the history of the circus. We could remember all about the Roman Circus Maximus because it was similar to Max’s name in class! It was also fascinating learning about famous clowns and we enjoyed designing our own clown make-up.

   Next week we are ready for a visit from Crazy Banana, a real life clown who arrives on Thursday 29th September, to share some circus skills workshop sessions with us. Parents are welcome to attend the parent workshop from 2pm and you should have received a letter about it on Friday. We will be planning how to improve our own skills afterwards and using our own equipment as a follow up. We need to collect some clown ideas in preparation for our poetry work.

We are spending more time focussing on addition in our Maths, and a big thank you to all the children who have been bringing in extra work independently. It was great to see you enjoying practising it at home! You will become Maths experts in no time!

   We are busy getting used to our new groups for guided reading. The children will either read with myself, Mrs Haworth or with Miss Grylls or Miss Bailey. We have also timetabled in individual reading in addition to this, but may I kindly remind you that children can of course exchange their books daily if required. A few children keep selecting the wrong level or even two levels, (they are not used to locating them in the main bookcases themselves) so we are quickly training them to be more independent and will keep checking! We are gradually adjusting some colour bandings so please bear with us! There was some confusion over the reading records, but please just continue to sign and date the triangles as you did in Year One (one for the date and one for the initials) if you have been using just one for these, don’t worry, you can stop signing earlier so you are not unfairly delayed in receiving your Ruby certificate. Any concerns, please call in after school.

   Thank you for your support for Jeans for Genes day. I’m not yet sure how much we have raised.

Enjoy your weekend,

Mrs Pawley

 

What a busy start to the term we have had so far!

We are all very pleased with how the class have settled into Year Two. Hopefully they are beginning to recognise our weekly timetable. Mrs Haworth teaches the class all day on Tuesday and on a Wednesday morning. I have the class for the rest of the week except for Wednesday afternoons as Mr Farrer takes them for PE while I can then plan and liaise with Mrs Haworth, and carry out my Deputy head duties.(Our other PE day is on Thursday) . On Tuesdays and Wednesdays I am still popping into class and I will be working with groups of pupils across the year group..

  We were very excited to begin our circus topic. Our Year Two corridor has been transformed into a circus tunnel, and the classrooms have become Big Top’s! In Literacy we are finding out information about the circus. We have been looking at some famous paintings of the circus ring by Seurat and Toulouse Lautrec, and making our own painted versions. In Maths our focus has been place value and counting initially, but we will be moving onto addition. I am very impressed at how enthusiastically the class are working. We are learning to edit and improve our own work and to become independent learners.

 Our Roald Dahl Day on Tuesday was very hot for wigs and costumes, but we all had fun! Thank you for supporting your child to take part. We have a Roald Dahl themed Writing Room in our class, so please send in any home writing to add to it, we love to see it!

Some children did not have their full PE kits this week. Please try to send in suitable footwear and a change of clothes for Wednesday and Thursday. Books can be exchanged daily, we do not have a specific day for each group.          Thank you!

Have an enjoyable weekend,

Mrs Pawley

 

Dear Parents,

Over the next six weeks those of us in Year Two will be following a unit of work on a theme that focuses on ‘Movement and entertainment’.

This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. This new curriculum

sets out very clearly what children will learn – the learning goals – in three different areas:

  1. The subjects of the curriculum. The learning goals for each of these subjects are in line with the National Curriculum.

  2. Personal development – the characteristics which will help children become more responsible, independent learners.

  3. International understanding – which will help children develop both a sense of the independence of their own country and culture and the interdependence between countries and cultures.

Each unit of work is based around specific targets derived from the learning goals for one or more of the subjects.

During this unit we will be focusing on Geography, History, Art, Society, Science and

International.

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to draw faces and understand expressions

  • About the work of artists who have painted pictures about the circus

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • What circuses were like in the past

  • About some of the people who made circuses famous

  • How circuses have changed over the years

    In Science, we’ll be finding out:

    • Which materials would make a waterproof tent

    • Which materials to use for circus costumes

    • About forces – pushes and pulls in circus acts

    In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

    • How to put up a tent

    • How to plan and make circus tents for soft toys

    In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

    • How to draw maps and plans of a circus

    • How to use maps and atlases to find out about the countries some circus animals come from

    In Physical Education, we’ll be finding out:

    • How to use juggling balls

    • How to balance and make movements used in circus performances

    In Society, we’ll be finding out:

    • How to stay safe in busy places

    • What it’s like to be a circus artist

    In Music, we’ll be finding out:

    • About music for the circus

    • How to compose and write rhythms and tunes about circus performers

    In ICT, we’ll be finding out:

    • How to draw a plan for our own circus

    • How to make tickets and a poster for our own circus

    In International, we’ll be finding out:

    • What different people think about using animals in the circus

    • What the circus of the future might look like

    All of the work we are going to do has been specially written to help your child reach the learning goals. Children will be reading, researching, writing, illustrating, working on their own and working in groups. We will be checking to see how well your child has learnt through particular activities and asking children to explain their work to you.

    We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you.

    Your child might ask you general questions about circuses today and in the past and for circus dressing-up clothes for role play in class.

    If your child has some work to research, please help them, but without actually doing the work. If you have the chance to further their interest in the ideas of this theme please take it, but your enthusiasm and interest is most important.

    By the end of the unit, we hope your child has achieved all of the learning targets. We hope they will have had an enjoyable time in the classroom. And we hope you will have enjoyed seeing your child work with enthusiasm. If you have any comments about the work your child will be doing, please get in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                     

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