St Mary's RC Primary School, Oswaldtwistle

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6th December 19
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Autumn 2 Topics


Welcome to Smith's Sloths class page!

Our teacher is Mrs Smith and our teaching assistant is Mrs Simcock

This is what we will be getting up to in Year in Autumn Term 2!



In English we will be studying 'Stories with familiar settings' and we will be focusing on the story 'The tiger who came for tea'. We will be innovating this story and changing the characters and settings to create our own story. We will learn about noun phrases, adjectives and the use of verbs when writing. We will then apply these skills to our sentences and look at how we can extend our sentences by using conjunctions.



Later on in the term, we will look at 'Poems on a theme' and our theme will be Christmas! We will write our own Christmas poems and explore different types of poems such as acrostic, repeating and rhyming.






Our Author this term is Tom Fletcher who wrote all the ‘The dinosaur that pooped...' stories! We will then read his first novel the 'Christmasaurus' to get us all in the festive mood!




In maths this term we will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes, money, fractions and dividing and multiplying! We will beging practising our times tables and aim to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables by the end of this year! 





In Science we wil be learning about 'Living things and their habitats'. We will look at the different habitats around the world and why different animals live there as well as food chains and how animals live and survive.



In history we will be learning all about famous Kings and Queens throughout history and what life was like for the Royal famiily years ago, as well as looking at our current Royal family. We will order monarchs on a timeline and look at how past kings and queens ruled.




In art we will be doing digital art and focusing on a range of artists and practising their styles and techniques. We will be creating pieces of art on the laptops and ipads and end the topic by creating our own Christmas cards!



In PE we will be working on multi-skills with Accrington Stanley – have a look at the photos on our page to see what we've been up to!



In music we will be learning all about 'The Beatles' we will learn about the history of the band, the songs they wrote, what it was like to be in a band and also having a go at writing our own songs in the style of the Beatles.




In RE we are asking the question 'Are signs and symbols important?' and learning all about the signs and symbols linked to baptism. We will then go on to learn about another relgion. We will be learnign all about Judaism.






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Class Notices




We do PE on Friday morning. Please ensure your child has the correct kit with names on all items.

Reading Books

These will be changed on either Monday or Wednesday. Your child will know which day is their day and whether they are in Lemon or Lime group. Reading books will only be changed when the book can be read fluently and understood and it is signed by an adult. If you require two books per week please ask. Children are encouraged to read at home at least 3 times a week. This is important to ensure they progress well throughout the year.


Spellings are given out on a Friday and are tested the following Friday. Please help your child to practise and learn their spellings each week. Encourage your child to write the spellings and also to put them in to sentences to ensure that they understand the words meaning.


Homework is given out on a Wednesday and needs to be returned on a Monday. This gives  the children plenty of time to complete the work set and also opportunity to ask the teacher for help if required.