Half term information Autumn 2 2021

Our main topic - South America – really immersed the children in their learning this half term. ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry has been our core text, which provided the children with an insight into the importance of the Amazon Rainforest. A persuasive letter, non-chronological report, and a newspaper article are some of the writing the children produced, inspired by the story.  

In maths we have continued following the Power Maths scheme and have covered aspects of multiplication and division as well as area and perimeter. The children have particularly enjoyed Spanish, taught by a specialist foreign language teacher, learning about anti-bullying in PSHE and online safety in computing. Swimming concluded this half term with the children having made really good progress and they were rewarded with a fun session, which they loved.

Children’s comments about their learning this half term:

 

Bradley: “I enjoyed making lots of progress in maths having worked so hard at it. I also enjoyed learning about the Amazon rainforest.”

Kieran: “I loved English this half term because it was linked to the Amazon rainforest, which is so far away so I find it really interesting.”

Millie: “I found learning about the plants and animals of the Amazon rainforest really interesting. I loved swimming lessons!”

Finley: “I enjoyed learning new facts about South America. I also really loved swimming.”

Websites for starting conversations about learning include:

 

http://uk.mathletics.com/

http://www.whizz.com

https://purplemash.com/sch/monkfield

https://school-learningzone.co.uk/key_stage_two/ks2_geography/south_america/south_america.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround