Welcome to the class page for Mr O’Connell’s year 2&3 class.
In the Autumn term, our topic is ‘Yabba Dabba Doo’ and will be based around the Stone Age, Bronze and Iron Age. We will be learning all about this period in history with studies about what they ate and wore, their religion, how they made and developed tools and weapons as well as understanding how we learn things about the past.
In the first half term, through our work with the Power of Reading, we focused on a book called ‘Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age’. In the second half term our focus will be around the book ‘How to Find Gold’ as Anna and Crocodile go on an exciting adventure to find a boat of lost treasure!
We will also be learning about the number system and calculation in maths with a particular focus on the place value of our numbers and addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be developing our skills through a range of resources and written forms of calculation which will form the foundations of Key Stage 2 mathematical learning.
Our Science lessons will be exploring how animals, including humans, develop from birth and throughout their lifetime. We will also be studying what we need to survive and how a healthy diet and lifestyle can improve our way of life.
We will be continuing to swim on a Monday afternoon and our other P.E session will be on a Friday afternoon. Please can you ensure your child brings their P.E kit at the beginning of each term and leaves it at school. This should include their house t-shirt. Replacements can be purchased at the school office for £1.50.
We look forward to a successful year at Moat Academy,