Welcome to the Magnificent Meerkat’s Class Page.
We hope you enjoy having a sneaky peek into the exciting things we have been up to!
Mrs McArdle is our class teacher and Miss Donnelly is our teaching assistant.
This Autumn term, we will be on a quest to find out: Who would have won Ancient Greece has got talent?
English: Our first unit of work is based around the Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur. We will continue to use various texts and our topic as a stimulus throughout the term to write a range of pieces such as character descriptions, stories, poetry and information texts.
We will also be continuing to write a range of sentence types through our Rainbow Grammar sessions and have a focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Guided Reading: We will be focusing on developing our reading skills and linking this with answering questions about a text. We will also be developing our inference skills - using clues to help us answer questions.
Maths: We will be having a big focus on number and the four areas of calculation this term, but we will also be learning about measures with a focus on length and perimeter. An important challenge will also be to begin learning all the times tables up to 12 x 12.
Science: Our Changing World – We will be finding out about the plants and trees around our school grounds. We will look at how they change throughout the year and will learn about the life cycle of a flowering plant. Throughout the year we shall return to this topic and observe changes in the plant life in our school.
Computing: E safety and creating montages using Word and coding.
Art / DT: We will be creating comparative collages for the Greek gods Poseidon and Hades and designing and making Greek style vases out of clay.
PSHE: Whole school circle time focussing upon current issues.
History: We will be putting some of the important events in Ancient Greece into chronological order. We shall find out about how the Olympics began and how this event has changed. We will even hold our own mini Olympics. Later in the term, we shall find out about Athens and Sparta and learn about the Greek Gods.
Geography: We will be using atlases and maps to locate Greece on a map and comparing it to a map of Ancient Greece. We will also be making comparisons between the city of Nottingham and Athens.
Music: Learning traditional Christmas carols for our carol concert.
PE: PE will be on a Tuesday. We will be working on basic skills such as throwing and catching in isolation and within games.
RE: We will be learning about Worship and Sacred places in different religions. We will also be learning about advent and Christmas.
Written homework will be given out on a Friday and
collected in the following Friday.
Please encourage and help your child to complete their homework.
Regular reading at home and weekly spellings are also part of homework.
Thank you for your support. It really does make a HUGE difference to your child’s learning.
This year, we will be working especially hard to learn and recall all of the times tables (up to 12x). Please support your child by practising these at home. Being able to recall their times tables quickly, can really help your child when calculating and it is an important life skill.