## Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

# Autumn 2

## Autumn 2 - Exploration and discovery

Exploration and discovery

Our theme this term is exploration and discovery, and we have got an exciting line up, all based around our fantastic class book.

In English this half-term we will be studying the book ‘The story of Tutankhamun by Patricia Cleveland’ and we will use this book to write, a short historical narrative, an explanation text and a poem.

After delving into the story, and exploring it through drama, we are going to spend some time constructing super sentences, identifying effective vocabulary and developing our understanding of character, plots and settings.   In reading we will be retrieving and inferring information. We will be identifying how characters feel by looking for their actions.

We are mathematicians

In maths we will be learning about multiplication, focusing on the rapid recall of them and how to identify patterns to support our understanding. We will then be moving onto perimeter. You can help your children improve by Tackling tables and encouraging them to play online at home! If you need your child’s details, please come and speak to me as this is a great mathematical resource.

We are scientists

In science, we will be learning about electricity. We will identify and classify a range of electrical home appliances. We will explore simple components of circuits and will use this to help us identify complete and incomplete circuits. As scientists we will conduct simple investigation into the conductivity of different materials.

We are historians

As historians, we will learn about the Ancient Egyptian civilisation, considering their greatest achievements. We will develop our knowledge of chronology and how we can use a range of sources to develop our knowledge of the past.

We are artists and designers

As artists, we will be replicating the work of Mary Quant as we learn about her 60’s inspired textiles work. In DT, we will be analysing existing products, to plan and design our own electrical torches.

We are philosophers

In PSHE, we will be learning about safe relationships and how to respect ourselves and others.

We are athletes

This term the children will be entering our net and wall games unit. Through dodgeball, the children will be developing their agility, reaction time and balance. Please remember your PE Kit: plain dark bottoms and a white top. As we will be outside, please pack outdoor clothing.

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