Armstrong Class: Year 2, 3 and 4

Welcome to

Armstrong Class

 

We are the Year 2, 3 and 4 pupils and our teacher is Miss Taylor.  We are lucky to have our fantastic teaching assistant Mrs Chapman working with us throughout the week too!
 
We are a fearless class of children who love taking on a challenge to get the best out of our learning!

 

Update for Week Beginning: 16.05.2022

 

Our topic this term is Urban Metropolis. We will learning all about London, from the historical event of the Great Fire to life now in the modern metropolis.

 

Welcome back Armstrong Class, we can't wait to dive into the Summer term's learning!

 

This week is SCIENCE WEEK and we will be taking part in investigations throughout the week and focusing on our enquiry skills of:

-identifying and classifying
-pattern seeking
-observation over time
-research
-comparative and fair testing

 

This week in English, we are continuing to explore our new text 'The Great Fire of London' written by Emma Adams and beautifully illustrated by James Weston Lewis. We will be writing diary entries.

 

In Maths, we are revisiting our knowledge of multiplication. The Year 3s will be multiplying 2-digit and 1-digit numbers using practical resources, the grid method and short multiplication.
The Year 2s will be taking their arithmetic and reasoning SATs tests this week.

 

Our Science learning will focus on our new topic 'Forces and Magnets'. We will be learning about different materials and their properties ready for when we explore which materials are magnetic.

 

In our topic work this week, we are learning about why the Great Fire of London spread so quickly. On Wednesday, we will be creating outdoor art for outdoor learning with Mrs Davis and Mrs B.

 

This week’s calendar

Day

Events

Reminders

Monday

 

 

Tuesday

PE with PAFC

PE kits to be worn to school please

Wednesday

Outdoor learning

Wellies & waterproof coat needed

Thursday

PE lesson

PE kits to be worn to school please

Friday

 

 

 

How you can support at home:

Reading: Reading underpins all of our children's learning, please hear your child read daily to support their reading at home.

Number awareness:  Numbots and TTRockstars are great programmes to increase your child's number fluency. 
By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know the multiplication and division facts for the 2,5 and 10 x tables.
By the end of Year 3, children are expected to know the multiplication and division facts for the 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 x tables.
By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know the multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.

Spelling: please complete and return the spelling homework by Friday.
For extra spelling practice, the children can write sentences using the spelling words.