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Gayton

CE Primary School

Gayton Class 2, Mrs Whitbread & Mrs Donald

It is a brand-new term and a brand-new year! Here’s to an amazing 2022!!!

This term we have a history focus which is the Vikings. We are super excited about this, as the Vikings were a VERY interesting bunch! We will be developing our historical knowledge of this time period but mainly looking at the changes that happened both nationally and internationally as a result of the Viking invasion.

In English, our focus this term will be on how writers create tension in writing. We will be reading some examples of tense texts and texts that build atmosphere. The inspiration for this unit coms from a book called Varjak Paw by SF Said. The children will be looking at a short model text based on this called ‘Zelda Claw and the Rain Cat’.

In maths, we will be focusing on length, mass and volume in Year 3 whilst in Year 4, we will be looking at Graphs and Fractions.  Mini-maths challenges help to keep all areas of maths fresh in our minds along with the use of TT Rockstars and Mathletics, which the children have access to at home. We try and take maths outside as much as possible to really help embed number facts in a practical way! 

In RE, we will be exploring the story of creation and how this story might have relevance in our own lives and in the lives of Christians. 

Our topic this term in Science, is forces and magnets. We will be looking at what forces are and how they work. We will have great fun exploring magnets and carrying out investigations with them.

We will continue to use Class Dojo to keep you all up-to-date with all of our learning, and to reward the children for their learning and their behaviour!

Remember - you are always welcome to pop in with any questions or queries. 

Our topic map for the half-term ahead can be found below! 

Mrs Whitbread and Mrs Donald