Veryan Church Of England Primary School

Pendower

Miss Laura Blayney

Pendower Class - Years 2 and 3
Welcome back everyone, 
 
Our topic for this term is Stone Ago to Iron Age, in science we will be learning about light and in RE we will be answering the question What is the Trinity and Why is it important to Christians. 
 
Our class texts this term will include: 
- Light in the Night by Marie Voigt
- Night Monkey Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson
- Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson 
- Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura
 
In Maths we are learning about Number and Place Value
 
This week our website update is written by Ruby, George P, Imogen and Holly
 
Monday - We did phonics and learnt about light through an experiment where we put holes in a box and looked through to see what we could see in varying amounts of light.
 
Tuesday - We made Whizzer Wheels and looked at refraction using CDS.
 
Wednesday - We pretended to be cars and used our 'headlights' to investigate how reflective different materials are.
 
Thursday - Miss Blayney was on a course today, we made shadow puppets.
 
Friday - We made a scarecrow, his name is Gerald.
This week our website update is written by Teddy, Alice and Fleur.
 
Day 1: On day one we learnt about compassion.
Days 2: We were taught about perseverance.
Day 3: We went to Carne Beach, it was really cool.
 
Best day: The best day was day 3 because we liked the beach.
This term our topic is We are geographers.
 
In English, our writing is based around traditional Cornish stories and poems. We are currently studying The Mermaid of Zennor. 
 
Currently our Read Write Inc focus book is The Poor Goose
 
In Maths, we are learning about time and measure.
 
In RE will we be answering the question 'How and why do people try to make the world a better place?'

This term our topic is the Ancient Egyptians.
 
In English, our writing is taken from the book The Time Travelling Cat and The Egyptian Goddess.
 
In Guided reading, Clever Cookies are reading Max and the Millions and Master Minds are focusing on three fiction Big Cat books and 3 non fiction Big Cat books.
 
In Maths, we are learning about fractions and position and direction.
 
In RE will we be answering the question 'What kind of World did Jesus want?'
Welcome back everybody,
 
Our topic is Exploring Europe! (see planning below)
PE will take place on a Tuesday predominantly, but please have your PE kit in school every day.
The spellings for this term are on dojo
 
Our class text when we come back will be The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith and our guided reading texts will change in the next couple of weeks too,
 
Bright Sparks will be reading Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Brain Boxes will be reading Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
Smarty Pants will be reading The Mousehole cat by Antonia Barber
Whizz Kids will be reading Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
 
In Maths we will be looking at multiplication and division, as well as measure.
 
Please keep checking class dojo for updates, including the number facts of the week which we would love children to practice at home.
 
Thanks
Pendower team
 
Welcome back everyone, 
 
This term our topic is the Maya! (see topic plan below)
 
The spellings for this term are on dojo
 
Our class story is Harry the Poisonous centipede.
Our Guided reading texts are:
Whizz Kids - Fortunately the Milk
Brain boxes - The Heart an the Bottle
Smarty Pants - The World According to Humphrey
Bright Sparks - Lost and Found
 
In Maths, we are focussing on place value and number work.
Welcome back everyone,
 
Please see below our topic plan for the term.
 
Our topic is EXTREME EARTH!!
 
We will be continuing to read Mary Poppins as our class text this half term and our guided reading books are:
Velociraptors - Butterfly Lion, moving to The World According to Humphrey
Stegosauruses - The Day the Crayons Quit, moving to Lost and Found
Triceratops -  Fantastic Mr Fox, moving to Fortunately the Milk
 
We would love to see children reading as much as possible at home too!
 
Spellings for the term are below and were sent home with the children at the end of last term, a reminder that a great way for children to practice their spellings is spelling shed, each child has a subscription for this, if you aren't sure of their username or password, please put a note in their reading record.
 
We are really focusing in on speed of recall of number facts and times tables in Maths this term and your support at home with this would be greatly appreciated. Our aim is for children to be given a table question and be able to come back with the answer, rather than by counting up. Year 2 children should broadly focus on 2s, 5s and 10s and Year 3 children should broadly focus on 3s, 4s and 8s.
Times Table Rock-stars and/ or Sum dog could be good starting points for this at home, if the children don't know their logins for these please put a note in their reading record.
 
Thank you for your support!
 
PE
Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school each day, our usual day for PE is Tuesday, but we want to make the most of opportunities to get active. 
Welcome back, we hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
 
Our topic for this term is Groovy Greeks (see PDF below) 
 
In English we will be focusing on Hercules 
It's the beginning of a new year in Pendower and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back the year threes and give a warm welcome to our new year twos. In Pendower this term we are learning about the Great fire of London. We are excited to have the opportunity to be a part of Wild Tribe at Veryan and look forward to gaining new skills and having adventures! 

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