Year 1/2

Welcome to Year 1!

This term our topic in geography and history is ‘Houses and Homes’. We will be learning about different types of houses in Geography and designing our own houses! We will also create a survey of the different houses around school. In History we will be looking at Victorian houses and how they are different to houses today.

Our writing will be linked to ‘Nibbles the book monster!’ We will create a diary entry as well as create a wanted poster for Nibbles! We will also look at different versions of Goldilocks, including ‘Goldilocks and Just the One Bear’. We will retell this story and then write an information report about bears.

In maths we will be focussing on addition and subtraction. We will then move onto place value and measurement.

Our DT is food and we will explore different fruits and make our own fruit salads!

We will be studying ‘Plants’ in Science where we will look at the structure of different plants and flowers and also plant some sunflowers and cress. We will then move on to looking at ‘Materials’.

Useful Links

Read Write Inc Phonics Support
Videos to support you at home with our phonic scheme

Topmarks
A useful Maths website

Mr T Phonics
Helpful Phonics Videos – Geraldine the Giraffe

Important Information

PE

Juniper Class PE is a Tuesday. Please make sure that your child has full PE kit in school – black shorts, plain white top and trainers or pumps. When the weather is cold, they may bring plain black tracksuit trousers and a sweatshirt to wear over the top of their PE kit. It is fine for your child to bring in their PE kit on a Monday and take it home on a Friday so that you always know they have it if they need it.

 

Forest School

Our forest school sessions will be linked to what the children are learning in class. If we are going to be going into the forest, I will send a message to let you know when so that you can send your child in with their forest school kit – old, warm and waterproof clothes and wellies or old trainers. A plastic bag for dirty shoes is useful to make it easy for your child to take their clothes home.

 

Reading

It is expected that your child will read at least 3 times a week at home. Their learning journals come home each night and reading can be recorded in these. Listening to your child read each night will greatly improve their reading ability. Please make sure you sign the learning journal each week. Their learning journals are checked each day and each time your child reads at home, they get a tick to go towards their reading rainbow and the prize of choosing a book to keep!

 

Homework

Spelling homework is set each week on a Monday. Spelling tests take place on a Friday each week. The spellings are linked to the Year 1 Common Exception words that children in year one should be able to spell by the end of July.

Teaching Team

Miss Carswell

Class Teacher

Mrs Rawlings

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 2

This term our topic is ‘The Seaside.’ We will learn about the geography of a seaside location including the physical and human features of a seaside town.  We will use maps to locate countries of the UK and name the continents and oceans.

In History we will explore how the seaside has changed since Victorian times and find out about why Grace Darling and Mary Anning are important.  We will ask the questions “What it was like for people in the past at the seaside?” and “What happened in the past?” We will use a variety of sources of information including film, photographs, dramatisations and recounts to help answer these questions.

Our writing will be linked to our seaside topic.  We will write stories based on “The Lighthouse Keepers Adventure” and the “Katie Morag” adventures and create leaflets about a seaside location.   We will explore a range of genres including poetry and creative writing based on real or fictional events.   We will use a range of punctuation and strategies to make sentences exciting.  We will practise handwriting ensuring that all letters are formed correctly starting and finishing at the right point.

In maths we will be focussing on fractions of shape and number. We will learn to read the time to 1/4hr.  We will find out about properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Then we will explore measurement of length, capacity and mass.  We will revise place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and money.  We will look at word problems involving all these concepts.

In Science we will be studying plants. We will use our Forest School sessions to help develop our scientific knowledge of plants and observation and recording skills.   We will grow a variety of plants and investigate the factors that affect growth. We will continue to observe seasonal change in the forest.

Our DT is creating a wheeled vehicle.  Pupils will explore how to make an axle and then create their own moving vehicle. In Art we will explore printing techniques and using found materials to make art.  We will look at the work of Andy Goldsworthy and create our own art installations in forest school.  In RE we will explore Judaism and ask the question “How special is the relationship Jews have with God?” We will link our music to the topic by learning sea shanties.

Useful Websites

Hit the button
Maths game to help learn number bonds to 10 and 20

bbc bitesize for Year 1 and 2
Useful information to find out more about subjects and lots of games

SATS Information for parents.
Useful information about Year 2 SATs in May – information for 2022 is due to be updated in April 2022 and will then be uploaded

National curriculum tests (SATs) at key stage 1

Information for parents of pupils in year 2, typically aged 7, about assessments in May.

Important Information

Forest School

Forest School will be on Tuesday afternoons. Children should bring old, warm, waterproof clothing as we aim to get out whatever the weather. Please only send in clothes which you do not mind getting dirty. A carrier bag for muddy wellies is also useful.

 

PE

Willow class has a PE lesson every Thursday.  Please make sure that your child has a PE kit in school – black shorts, plain white top and trainers or pumps. When the weather is cold, they may bring plain black tracksuit trousers and a sweatshirt to wear over the top of their PE kit. It is fine for your child to bring in their PE kit on a Monday and take it home on a Friday so that you always know they have it if they need it.

 

Reading

Please can you hear your child read each school day.  Listening to your child read each day will greatly improve their reading.  Please sign the learning journal each time you hear your child read. Their learning journals are checked each day and every time your child reads at home, they get a tick towards their reading rainbow and the prize of choosing a book to keep!

 

Spellings

Spelling homework is set each week on a Monday. A spelling list will be put in your child’s reading journal for each week.  The spellings are linked to phonics and the Year 1/2 Common Exception words.

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