Sparrowhawk 2017 - 2018

Miss Carter

Mrs Marshall

Mrs Frood

Mrs Pond

Welcome to Sparrowhawk Class

 

Class Teacher: Miss Carter

 

Structure

Sparrowhawk class is a mixed keystage class, combined of Y2 and Y3. Both year groups receive age and stage appropriate work in line with the national curriculum. The Y3 children also have a lot of opportunity to work with the Y3 children from Peregrine, they come together frequently throught the week for Science (with Mrs Howe), Guided Reading and SMSC. 

 

Our Topic

What's in the tomb?

Last term we are explored Ancient Egypt across the curriculum. We began our topic by discussing what the children wanted to learn, to structure our lines of investigation. We used journals, artefacts, books, archived films, reconstructions and our own research to explore the ancient world. We created multisensory sandscapes, used brushes to excavate artefacts, dressed like pharoahs and crawled through dark tunnels with torches to search for Egyptian treasures. Later in the term we designed and created Egyptian death masks. We loved our exciting trip to The World Museum in Liverpool to explore the Ancient Egyptian floor! We saw mummies and learnt loads about the afterlife.

Under Attack!

This term we have started investigating the Roman Empire, starting from their invasion of Ancient Egypt. We have made a collection of enquiry questions we are going to pursue in class and on our trip to the Roman museum. The roleplay area has been transformed into a Roman fort so that the children can take on the role of centurions and protect their settlement. During the term we will be doing a castle study and exploring the lifestyles of both Romans and Celts.

 

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.

 

Support

To support your child, activity menus have been provided to show some simple and helpful tasks your children can practise at home to embed their learning. In addition to this, the children are set weekly spellings and voluntarily tasks on MyMaths (Y2&3) and on Spag.com (Y3)

 

Spelling

Every week the children focus on different spelling patterns, taken from the national curriculum spelling appendix.

A spelling rule is firstly introduced in class to investigate (on a Monday) and then a handful of spellings based upon that rule are given in a spelling grid to practise within the school week.

If you would like to view the spelling patterns (ahead of the paper based grids the children receive in class) the appendix is attached below or see "English Appendix 1: Spelling" in the back of your child's spelling folder.

Thank you for your support. 

 

Special Dates 2017/18

Wednesday 20th September- Meet the teacher (6.15pm & 7pm)

Monday 25th September- European Languages Day (Netherlands)

Thursday 28th September - Poetry Day

Tuesday 3rd October - Liverpool World Museum Visit

Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th October- Parents Evenings

Monday 13th November- Chester Zoo Visit

Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th December- EYFS/KS1 Nativity

Tuesday 19th December- Panto

Wednesday 20th December- KS2 Carol Service

Friday 2nd February- Roman Museum Trip

Friday 2nd March- Roman Dress Up Day

 

Swimming

Thursday 16th November- Weekly swimming starts

(16/11/17, 23/11/17, 30/11/17, 7/12/17, 14/12/17, 11/01/18, 18/01/18, 25/01/18)

 

Sports Day

Thursday 24th May 2018 - Sports Day

 

Residentials

Y3 Ironbridge on Wednesday 14th March- Friday 16th March 2018

Y2 Tattenhall on Thursday 18th July - Friday 19th July 2018

 

 

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Roman Day, by Mrs Taylor

Rock Kidz Workshop, by Mrs Stubbs