January and February 2018



This half term we will begin by learning, performing and writing a recount about the Battle of Hastings and writing instructions for how to build a castle. We will be writing a poem about a dragon inspired by the book Tell Me A Dragon. All this links to our Creative Curriculum topic, Dungeons and Dragons

Children will continue learning year 2 spellings and common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and more of us are learning to join.

We will be learning to meet various writing objectives this half term, including learning to read and edit our writing.





Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Place value and ordering 2-digit numbers; place value additions and subtractions; add and begin to subtract 9, 10 and 11

Revise number bonds to 10; begin to bridge 10; subtract from 10 and 20; use number facts to find the complement to ten; find a difference between two numbers by counting on

Rehearse complements to multiples of 10; find differences using a number line; find change from 10p and 20p, and from £10 to £20 by counting up and using bonds to 10 and 20; add two 2-digit numbers by counting on

Recognise and identify properties (including faces and vertices) of 3D shapes; sort according to properties including number of faces; name the 2D shapes of faces of 3D shapes; tell the time to the nearest quarter on analogue and digital clocks

Order 2-digit numbers and revise the < and > signs; locate 2-digit numbers on a landmarked line and grid; round 2-digit numbers to nearest 10; estimate a quantity <100 within a range







Uses of Materials

In this unit children will name, identify and hunt for everyday materials including wood, metal, plastic, glass, rubber, brick, rock, paper, fabric and card. They will list properties of different materials such as hardness, strength, flexibility and shininess. They will learn that the properties of materials are important to the object they are made from. They will identify suitable and unsuitable materials for different objects and will be able to explain why.

Working Scientifically, children will classify materials sorting them into groups in a variety of ways. They will use reference materials to find out some fascinating facts about a type of material. They will compare the strength of different types of paper predicting which will rip when pulled by their hands. They will learn what absorbency means and explore the absorbency of different types of materials. They will examine different ways to record results and select an appropriate way to record the results of an investigation about waterproof materials. They will apply the findings from these investigations to design a nappy.




Our topic is Dungeons and Dragons. We are learning about the Norman Conquest and events leading up to the invasion. We will discover how castles were built, linking to our materials topic in Science, and will find out how they were defended and attacked. We will learn about life inside and around castles and will be visiting Skipton Castle. We will explore local geography to decide where to best build a castle. We will carry out an art project using the Bayeux Tapestry to inspire us.



Coming soon…



This half term we will be improving our gymnastic and games skills, as well as learning a medieval dance and invasion game.



The theme Dreams and Goals using our new scheme Jigsaw, and we will be creating our own Dream Dragons for our castle play area.



I Wanna Play In A Band is a rock song written especially for children. In this song the children learn about singing and playing together in an ensemble.

As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise classic rock songs.




Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

Harley perrin blog about romans in 120 words

The Roman Empire was established under Octavian in 27bc after julius ceasars conquest of Gaul followed by a period of civil war, the city of Rome now surpassed a population of one million likely the first city in history to reach this size.


The romans are the people who originated from the city of Rome in modern city Italy, Rome was the centre of the Roman Empire lands controlled by the romans which included France Greece and Spain, North Africa and parts of the Middle East.


The Roman Empire began when Augustus Caesar became the first empower of Rome and ended in the west when the last Roman emperor Romulus Augustulus was deposed by the Germanic king adoacer.


Romans started in 753bc the romans had a story to explain how Rome began, twin boys Romulus and Remus were the sons of mars, an evil uncle took them as babies from their mother and threw them into the river Tiber to drown

Romans in 120 words

What did Romans eat?

Poor Romans ate bread, vegetable soup, and porridge. Meat was a luxury, unless they lived in the countryside and could go hunting or fishing.

Poor people’s small homes had no kitchens. So they often took food round to the baker, to cook in his oven. Many people bought takeways, such as sausages or fried fish, from food-shops.

Rich Romans had food cooked at home in the kitchen by slaves. Most ate a light breakfast, and a snack at mid day – perhaps bread and cheese, or boiled eggs and salad. They ate dinner in late afternoon, with a starter, a meat course (such as hare, pig, beef, goat, chicken, fish or pigeon) followed by fruit or nuts. Ice cream was a treat. Lettuce was served at the end of a meal because Romans believed it helped you sleep.

Gracjan 4M

Stone Age Update By Brooke

Last week for my home work I made some Stone Age tools.

I made an axe and a bow and arrow.

For the axe we went looking for sticks at the park and then used some string and a stone.

For the bow and arrow we also used sticks and strings. My dad had to help me sharpen the end of my arrow so it was sharp. People in the Stone Age would use this to hunt animals.


stone age blog

In year 3 I have been leaning about  how   stone age  people  survived   the stone age .  Did  you know  that  stone age people   had to make there clothes out of animal skins and kill animals for food. They also made weapons  like a spear .


Tudor Day

When it was Tudor day mistress Alice a rich Tudor lady told us all about the banquets and how to behave at one and what they would eat like swan and goose.
Jack a rich man told us all about if you went to court for committing a crime in Tudor days. For example trying to kill queen Elizabeth was treason. There were lots of activity’s like playing Tudor games, making a scroll and writing with a feathered pen and using it to-write our names on card.
Later in the day we did some acting and we learnt a Tudor dance we all stood in a large circle and went left left left right right right.
We also got given a long peacock feather to balance on our finger. We learnt all about Tudor cures like pox and in Tudor days doctors would wear a creepy bird mask with a very long beak. But they didn’t wear the mask to scare people the reason why doctors wore the mask so they get effected not the cure.Tudor day lasted all day and was an experience to see what it would be like in Tudor days.

Louise 5T