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Teachers: Mrs Kennett
PPA Teacher: Mr Hayes
Teaching Assistant: Ms Duggan

This page is dedicated to all the exciting things we will be doing in class this year.

This is what is happening in term 2

Welcome to Term 2! This will be another busy term.

Firstly, the children will write poems advising people how to look after their pets on Bonfire Night. They will then move onto writing and following their own instructions on how to create a decorative (non-explosive) firework.

Our topic this time is The Shang Dynasty, which is the earliest dynasty of traditional Chinese history and we will be reflecting on our big question – What if you had been born in a different country?

We have two fiction texts – ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman from which the children will practice shared reading and comprehension skills and ‘Fortune Cookies’ by Grace Lin which will be used to create newspaper articles and to encourage kind and supportive messages to each other (the latter tying in beautifully with PSHE lessons and our anti-bullying week).

Our non-fiction text is ‘Why did the Shang write on turtles? And other questions about the Shang Dynasty’ by Tim Cooke. This will provide the children with research for fact files on the Shang’s use of turtles and oracle bones when asking the Gods decision-influencing questions. The children will make their own oracle bones from salt dough and write their questions in Chinese writing.

This term also involves the fantastic Maths England Week and will involve exciting maths workshops and activities to compliment our daily maths learning.

If you pop into the classroom, you will notice our beautiful oriental theme. I am planning some food tasting (a little sweet and sour chicken, plain rice and a children’s fortune cookie each). Please tell me if you do not want your child to take part or of any allergies. We will be trying our hand at using chop sticks so I am anticipating lots of laughter!

Mr Hayes will be taking the children swimming again and I will be teaching Fitness and Multi-skills this term. Children do need to remember their PE kits and these can remain in school.

Please feel free to contact me with any queries or pop into the classroom to have a look and say hello!

Kind regards,

Mrs Kennett.

Hawks Teacher.





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