This half term our connector has a science focus. We will be comparing the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. We will also explore how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants. Children will be able to describe how animals obtain their food from plants and others, using the idea of a simple food chain.
During our English lessons, we will begin by reading on The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. We will be writing character descriptions of the main characters, using noun phrases and co-ordinating conjunctions.
At the end of the half term, we will use our knowledge of habitats to write a non-chronological report. Throughout the half term, there will be a focus on making simple additions, revisions and corrections to our writing.
Within art, we will be experimenting with colour and learning how to mix different tones by adding black or white. Children will have the opportunity to use this knowledge when creating their own work of art.
We will be focusing on fractions during our maths lessons. This will include recognising different fractions and finding fractions of a length, shape, set of objects or a quantity. We will also be identifying the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
Library books and reading books are changed weekly. Please make sure your child has these books in school every day. Please make it a habit to read with your child daily and to encourage them to talk about their books. This term, our PE session is on a Tuesday and we would be most grateful if you could make sure that your child has a full PE kit in school, including a change of shoes. Homework will go out on a Friday and should be handed back in on the following Wednesday.
We hope that you will really enjoy your year in 2DG. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to us.