Welcome to Toucans' Class Page
Mrs Cooper is the class teacher of Toucans.
Miss Hrycaj, Mrs Allwood and Mrs Cheetham are our Teaching Assistants.
We are all looking forward to a really exciting Autumn Term.
Our theme and thought provoking question for the Autumn Term is:
‘Who Would Have won Ancient Greece has got Talent?’
Please find below a description of all the amazing work we will be doing in our action packed Autumn Term.
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.
In 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.
Our class book will be 'How to train your dragon' by Cressida Cowell
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 learning all the times tables up to 12 x 12.
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.
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.
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.
E safety and creating montages using Word and coding.
During Circle Time, we will get together with children from lower key stage 2 to discuss issues in the news, as well as things that directly impact on us!
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.
PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday. We will be working on basic skills such as throwing and catching in isolation and within games.
We will be learning about Worship and Sacred places in different religions. We will also be learning about advent and Christmas.
Visit: To be confirmed.
Homework comprising of two parts will be given out on a Friday and collected in the following Friday. Spellings also go home each week and the children are tested on a Friday. Reading is vital, not only is it a life skill, but it also provides the children with writing ideas. Please take time to read with your child at home regularly.
We are going to have an extremely busy and hard working term but I'm sure it will be lots of FUN!!
Mrs Cooper, Miss Hyrcaj, Mrs Allwood and Mrs Cheetham are very excited about the term ahead and we are very proud of the hard work and effort you put into your work daily.
TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More
PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays.
Please remember to have your full PE kit in school!
We give out lots of star stamps for working at home!
Remember that you can log in and read a book on 'Bug Club' too!
Please feel free to pop in school anytime you want - you are very welcome. If you need a lengthier chat an after school appointment can be arranged.
Any help you can offer would be gratefully received.