King Arthur | Yrs 2 & 3

Welcome to King Arthur Class

robin-teacherYear 2 and 3 Children

Teacher – Miss Charlotte Guest

Teaching assistants – Mrs Sharon Parker and Mrs Karen James.

Volunteers- Miss Natalie Brown and Mr Tom Kenward.

PPA cover– Mrs Cathy Healey (HLTA)

In King Arthur Class we love to learn and have lots of fun along the way! All the children work hard in King Arthur Class to become ‘Star of the week’. We enjoy earning monster points and gaining treats. We have an extra member of the class called ‘Arthur’. He is a cuddly teddy bear that the children can take home and write in his diary about all his exciting adventures. He is a very special bear as we made him on our class trip last year.

Our topic in the Summer term is ‘Ancient Greeks. Curriculum overview link below:

Curriculum Overview

Here are the activities we will be completing during the Summer term:

English  

  • Traditional stories/ myths
  • Recounts
  • Disney Hercules
  • Newspaper reports
  • Diary entry
  • Retell a story from another point of view
  • Comparing stories
  • Commands
  • Instructions
  • Letters
  • Character descriptions
  • Interviews
  • Poetry
  • Non-chronological reports
  • Research about Greece and the Gods
  • Phonics
  • SPAG
  • Guided Reading
  • Handwriting
  • Reading comprehension
Maths  
  • Place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Measurement: Money, time, length, mass, capacity, volume and temperature
  • Property of shapes
  • Graphs
  • Statistics
  • Weekly mental maths Olympic tests
  • Daily minute maths
Science
  • Describe basic needs of plants for survival and the impact of changing these and the main changes as seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
  • Describe and compare the observable features of animals from a range of groups.
  • Name different plants and animals and describe how they are suited to different habitats.
  • Group animals according to what they eat, describe how animals get their food from other animals and/or from plants, and use simple food chains to describe these relationships.
Topic – Includes Information Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design Technology.
  • I.T- Fix it and find it.
  • History- Greek life, achievements and their influence on the western world.
  • Geography- understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom and a European country (Greece)
  • Art- Pottery designs and architecture. Mixing paint to make different shades. Mosaics. Squashing grapes.
  • D and T- Design make and evaluate a Greek vase (coil pots), Greek theatres and puppets and making olive wreaths.
  • Cooking- Create a Greek dish using ingredients from the allotments.
P.S.H.E
  • Wednesday assembly-.Reflection.
RE
  • Different symbols from different religions.
French
  • Register
  • Extending basic vocabulary- numbers, days of the week, how to say hello and goodbye, my name is…, family members, names of common objects, classroom objects and everyday objects used.
 

Welly Walk- Wednesday

P.E-Wednesday and Friday

 

  • Welly walk (Wednesday)
  • Athletics, games and ball skills (Wednesday)
  • The Greek Olympics (Friday)
  • Zorba dancing (Friday)
Music The children will take part in a singing lesson every Thursday taught by Mandy.

 

Here are a few photos of children in King Arthur class enjoying their learning.

March 2017- Easter celebrations.

Friday 24th March 2017 – Our school trip to LONGLEAT!

Wednesday 15th March 2017- Welly walk

Wednesday 8th March 2017-  Welly walk- Today we visited our allotments again and planted lots of seeds.

Wednesday 8th March 2017- We used smarties to find fractions of a number in Maths.

Friday 3rd March 2017- We really enjoyed our P.E lesson today as Lancelot class joined us. They were really kind, helpful and patient with us. Thank you Lancelot class!

Tuesday 28th February 2017- Geography- Today we enjoyed exploring different French food. We had to describe the appearance, texture, smell and the taste. We enjoyed tasting brie, quiche, baguettes, croissants and pancakes! Perfect for pancake day!

February 2017- Welly walk- Today we visited our school allotments for the first time and put soil in our pots ready to plant sun flower seeds in March.

January 2017- King Arthur Class have been busy enjoying their new topic. In Geography we created the map of the world with puzzle pieces. We discussed the names of the continents, oceans and where we live.

In literacy the children were introduced to a book called ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker.

All the children were very excited today because a child brought in their pet hamster!

Friday 16th December- Last day of the Autumn term! King Arthur class would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday 15th December- Merlin, Pendragon and King Arthur classes got together to have a Christmas party. We had lots of fun!

Wednesday 14th December- Sewing morning! The children really enjoyed creating a Christmas stocking to hang on their Christmas tree at home.

Monday 12th December- Cooking and craft day. The children made delicious chocolate orange biscuits. They also made a healthy delicious drink from the story ‘The BFG’ called Frobscottle.

Friday 9th December- The children designed fantastic Christmas hats at home.

Thursday 8th December- Santa and his elves arrived in a helicopter!

December 2016

Christmas welly walk including a Christmas hunt. The slide was a favourite today! Thank you to all my adult helpers.

We enjoyed making Whipple scrumptious fudgemallow delight today from the story ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’. After, we enjoyed eating and writing our own instructions.

The class enjoyed taking part in Frozen themed yoga today.

A child in King Arthur class brought in their pet mice to show everyone.

Wednesday 30th November- School trip to Yeovil College.

The children became actors/ actresses for the day and created the story ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ as a play. They have learnt about visual effects and framing techniques in front of a blue screen. A big thank you to all the parents for the amazing costumes and to all the helpers on the day. It was a brilliant, fun day had by all! We also appeared in the local newspaper!!!!

Tuesday 8th and 15th November- Autumn

The children have been enjoying our welly walks and making the most of Autumn. The children have been playing in the leaves and making Autumn crowns.

Tuesday 18th October 2016- Halloween hunt

The children really enjoyed celebrating Halloween by going on a Halloween hunt during their welly walk. The children found lots of spooky, scrumptious treats. When we returned to school, we enjoyed delicious hot chocolate and mini marshmallows to warm us up!

Tuesday 13th September 2016- Roald Dahl Day!

The children have enjoyed coming into school wearing a headdress of their favourite character. The day included a parade to show off our headdresses, writing about if you were taken by a giant and making dream jars and dream catchers. Thank you to all the parents and family members for helping to make the headdresses.

 

 

 

 

01/03/16

We all had a fantastic day out on our class trip to ‘Build a bear workshop’.