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Autumn Term 2 will see the implementation of our full curriculum. This means we will be teaching all subject areas this term alongside English and Maths. The coverage in English and Maths will now progress on to the Year 3 curriculum objectives but those children who need further intervention with Year 2 objectives will still engage with further intervention. In English we will be focusing on non-fiction genres by exploring diary entries and non-chronological reports. In Maths we will be transitioning on to more challenging concepts of number and place value and addition and subtraction.


Our afternoons will be even busier this term! In History we will be introducing our unit of learning around the Victorians. We will be looking at Queen Victoria and what life was like during this historical period. In Art we will study the work of Vincent Van Gogh. We will explore his different painting styles and techniques and try to create our very own landscapes. In PSHE we will be thinking about what it means to be responsible by exploring rules, rights and responsibilities. We will look at how these form part of the law and consequences we could face by breaking the rules. In RE will be exploring Hinduism and considering what life is like for Hindus in Britain today. We will study their beliefs, explore how they worship and draw comparisons to other religions. In Science we will be exploring humans, including animals and in PE we will engage with rhythmic gymnastics and hockey.


This term we also hope to have lots of extra fun activities planned. We will be engaging with whole-school themes linked to Remembrance Day, Diwali and Christmas. We also hope to provide a WOW day as part of our Victorian unit by pretending to be in a Victorian classroom one day!


Before half term your child came home with a weekly spelling list that followed the rule 'u' spelt 'ou.' We will test your children on these words on Friday 6th November. 


Please click on the document below to see the progression of our spelling rules this year and to find a list of words the children will be tested against.



Each week we would like your child to practice their spelling and times tables alongside weekly reading. Please write in your child's diary when you read with them or when they practice their spellings and times tables as we award merits on the Friday. We will also alternate between a My Maths online task and an English focused task on Each Friday your child will stick a homework slip and weekly spelling list into their diary. We therefore ask that your child has their planner in school everyday so that important notices aren't missed. I will also update the class blog weekly to remind you of the set homework tasks. 


Please use the links below to access the online tasks.