Sparrowhawk 2016 - 2017

Miss Carter

Miss Oats

Mrs Mochrie

Mrs Conery

Mrs Pond

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Welcome to Sparrowhawk Class

 

Class Teacher: Miss Carter

 

Sparrowhawk class is a mixed keystage class, combined of year 2 and 3. Both year groups receive age and stage appropriate work in line with the national curriculum. The year 3 children also have a lot of opportunity to work with the year 3 children from Peregrine, they come together frequently throught the week for Science, Problem Solving, Computing and Tuesday sports. This means that they are also taught by Mrs Howe and our sports provider, AJ.

 

Last term we were learning about The Great Fire of London across the curriculum. This topic has been explored in Literacy, Numeracy, Geography, Art and Science. We began our topic by discussing in groups what we wanted to know in order to structure our focus; the children very much enjoyed being involved in the decision process. We decided we wanted to compare the difference in lifestyles from 17th Century London to our lives today. We used journals, artefacts, books, archived films and our own research to explore the differences! We looked carefully at aerial maps to investigate how London has changed. After the half term the children looked at the changes of the materials of houses and fire safety over the last 350 years. We concluded this topic with a trip to Techniquest Science Museum for a fire show.

 

This term we have been investigating Animals, Humans and Medicine. We researched life cycles of different animals to create informative iBooks. Then we studied animal patterns, furs and scales to shape and paint animal clay pots in the same design. The children used books, brochures and the kiddle search engine to research animal classifications and key facts to produce non-chronological animal reports. We furthered our learning at Chester Zoo where we received a habitat workshop off zookeeper Ed. The children loved joining Ed at the zoo enclosures to learn more about each habitat. We have compared also animals to humans and looked at significant individuals in history that have contributed to nursing, Florence Nightingale and Ruby Bradley.

 

French

In French, Sparrowhawks will be consolidating their knowledge of days, numbers, months, classroom instructions and colours. We will also be looking at the traditions of "mardi gras", "poisson d'avril" and Easter in France. Traditional songs, number rhymes and games will also from part of our lessons.

 

Special Dates

 

Monday 26th September- European Languages Day

Friday 2nd December- The Y2 Christmas Journey

Thursday 15th December- Whole school trip to the panto (Cinderella)

Wednesday 21st December- Y2&3 Fire Workshop at Techniquest

Wednesday 1st February- Y3 IT at Techniquest

Thursday 2nd February- Whole class swimming (every thursday for 8 sessions)

Friday 17th March- Y2 Chester Zoo (Y3 in Condover)

 

Residentials

 

Y3 Condover Hall on Wednesday 15th March - Friday 17th March

Y2 Beeston on Monday 24th April- Tuesday 25th April

 

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