KS2 Language Base Learning
Autumn Term 2018 curriculum topics:
This term we will be focusing on the different word classes and how they improve our sentences. Also we will be practising how to correctly use a thesaurus to uplevel our word choices. We will start with describing settings and move onto characters. Different ways of starting a sentence will be a focus using, for example, prepositions and adverbs. We will be using Roald Dahl texts as good examples of character descriptions.
Handwriting practice will feature this term using the 'lead in...lead out' style of cursive writing.
New reading record books will be handed out early on in the term - please record any reading your child does at home. A sticker will be awarded each time they read to you and 10 stickers = a dip in the dog!
Mrs Matthews will continue to teach number which incorporates the four operations and extending to one and two step word problems. Mrs Jones will be teaching properties of 2D and 3D shapes, angles and different types of triangles.
We will be investigating circuits and conductors. We will have lots of practical activities with making circuits and testing different materials for conductivity. In the latter part of the term we will be studying 'Super Sounds.'
If your child goes into their respective mainstream class then they will be studying their different topics:-
Year 6 - Australia
Year 5- Space
Year 4 - Romans
Year 3 - Egyptians
Please see your child's mainstream page for more information about the topics and for home learning tasks.
In LB2 we will be using a timeline to find out where in time the Egyptians were as well as what daily life was like for the people. We will find out about the great pyramids as well as what took place in the mummification process. Hopefully, too, the topic will encourage the enquirer side of learning so we expect to hear lots of questions... 'What?', 'Why?', 'Who?'... from the children.