Welcome to Year 1/2!
Welcome to the Year 1/2 information page.
Read about what we have been doing so far.
Friday 17th May
As well as completing our end of year assessments, we will get creative in art and design. We will make a shell print picture and make models of shells using clay.
Friday 10th May
In art and design we will use shells and other materials to make collages of the seaside environment. We will also make an observational drawing of a shell, paying close attention to detail.
Friday 3rd May
We will continue to read the text 'Where the Wild Things Are' during our English lessons and we will write a rule book for King Max, consisting of commands for the wild things.
In science will we collect leaves from different trees in the school grounds. We will then investigate whether the biggest trees have the biggest leaves.
Friday 26th April
In this new topic we will explore different habitats within our local area. In science we will go on a 'tree hunt' around the school grounds with the aim of identifying and naming some different deciduous and evergreen trees. In geography we will make some simple plans and maps of our copse habitat.
Our topic is... Megastructures
Friday 29th March
In science we will carry out an investigation to see if and how our shadows change throughout the day.
Friday 22nd March
In maths we will collect data and present it in lists, tables and graphs.
Friday 15th March
In English we will read our new text called Journey by Aaron Becker. We will make predictions about the plot and write questions to find out more about the places that are visited.
In science we will identify some of the changes that occur in the UK from winter to spring. We will hunt for signs of spring in our school grounds.
Comic Relief - We made our hair funny for money!
Friday 8th March
We will complete our work inspired by the story book A Lion a Paris, by writing a letter to our lion family all about our experiences in the city.
Thursday 7th March
Look at our wonderful spoon characters that we prepared at home for World Book Day.
Friday 4th March
In maths we will name, describe and sort a range of 2D and 3D shapes.
Friday 8th February
In design technology, teams will be challenged to make the tallest freestanding structure using only newspaper and sellotape. We will also make a bridge from card, which will be strong enough to support a toy car.
Friday 1st February
We will continue to learn about Liverpool's famous buildings and we will create a simple map of Liverpool Waterfront.
Friday 25th January
Our trip to Liverpool Waterfront and 'Imagine That!' will take place.
Friday 18th January
In our English lessons we will continue to read the story of 'The Tin Forest'. We will create a story map to sequence the main events and draw up ideas for an alternative story ending.
Our topic is... Remember, Remember the 5th of November
Friday 30th November
As part of our science work, we will collect and present data to show which is the most common pet in our class. We will also create a fact sheet all about how to care for our pets.
Friday 16th November
In art we will use different painting techniques to create a fireworks scene.
We wore fancy dress to raise money for Children in Need. Our theme was history. Do you like our costumes?
Friday 9th November
We will write a poem that is inspired by bonfire night.
Friday 2nd November
We will learn about the gunpowder plot and order the events on a timeline.
Our topic is... You Are What You Eat!
Friday 12th October
We will solve money problems in maths.
Friday 5th October
In English we will read and follow instructions on how to make a pizza.
Friday 28th September
In science we will label parts of the human body. We will also make a split-pin skeleton puppet.
Friday 21st September
We will inspect the packaging of different foods and use a map of the world to locate the country where it was produced. We will also find out how a banana, which is grown in Costa Rica, reaches our local supermarket.
Friday 14th September
Having sampled some shop-bought smoothies and a variety of different fruits, we will make a fruit smoothie of our own as part of our design and technology project.
Friday 7th September
We will read the story of the Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch. We will consider the delicious foods that we would like to include in our lunch basket and explore suitable adjectives to describe them.
Friday 18th May
Alongside the 'special work' being completed by our Year 2 children, they will undertake a mini project all about 'The Seaside'. Our Year 1 children will undertake a mini project about 'Kings and Queens'.
Friday 11th May
In history we will learn about the life of the famous astronaut Neil Armstrong. Having placed key events from his life on a timeline, children will begin to read and collect information for a fact file.
Friday 4th May
In English we will retell the story of Beegu, including more detail for an older audience.
Friday 27th April
In science we will investigate how paper can be folded in different ways to make a paper aeroplane. We will test which paper aeroplane shape travels the furthest.
Friday 20th April
We will explore the picture book 'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon in our English lessons. We will track how Beegu, the little alien, feels at different points in the story and plot events on a story map.
In science we will investigate which objects change shape after being squashed, bent, twisted or stretched and which do not. We will also discover which objects retain their new shape.
Friday 13th April
We will make animal print pictures in art, using stamps that we have made.
Friday 23rd March
We completed the Sport Relief mile!
Friday 2nd March
We will attend Safari School at Knowsley Safari Park to find out more about the rainforest. We will learn about conditions in the rainforest environment, the different layers within it and the animals that live amongst them.
Friday 22nd February
In English, we will continue to read 'Meerkat Mail' and write a postcard of our own, in the role of Sunny the meerkat.
Friday 9th February
We will read the story 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett. We will explore the postcards inside, to find clues about how the main character 'Sunny' is feeling at different stages throughout the text.
Friday 2nd February
In maths we will begin to learn about time. We will tell the time to the quarter hour.
We will continue to learn about the sinking of the Titanic in our history lessons and in English, we will write a brochure to advertise the Titanic, describing different aspects of the ship in detail.
Friday 26th January
We will learn about the historic ocean liner - The Titanic. Children will write a short diary entry about their experiences as a first class passenger on board the luxury vessel.
Friday 19th January
In English we will write an information page all about fire engines.
Friday 12th January
We will continue learning about different vehicles in our topic 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'. In preparation for a fire engine visit at the end of the week, we will write questions that we could ask the firefighters to find out more about the fire engine.
Friday 8th December
As part of our design and technology work, we will plan, design and make a toy castle with a moving drawbridge.
Friday 1st December
In English we will be reading a story entitled 'Footprints in the Snow' which challenges the stereotypical idea of the Big Bad Wolf that we know well from traditional tales. Children will make predictions about the story and write questions that they would like to ask the wolf.
Friday 17th November
In history we will look at modern day toys and compare these with the sorts of toys that parents and grandparents used to play with when they were children.
Friday 10th November
We will be watching a Pixar film clip called 'For the Birds'. This will be used to launch anti-bullying week across the school. Children will identify positive actions that would make them 'A Good Egg'. Our work will be displayed alongside that of all other year groups in the school.
Friday 3rd November
In English we will continue to work on the traditional tale of 'The Little Red Hen'. Children will retell the story through drama, pictures and sentences.
In science we will learn about different foods and activities that help to keep our bodies healthy. We will carry out an experiment to see how different activities affect our heart rate.
Maths In Action
Parents and grandparents joined us for a special maths lesson this week. Key stage One children were able to 'teach' their adults the calculation methods that we use for addition and subtraction.
Friday 13th October
In English, we will follow instructions for playing some outdoor games like hopscotch and Lucy Locket. We will also write some of our own instructions.
In science, we will make a leaflet on how to grow a healthy plant.
Friday 6th October
In English, we will read poems based on an autumn theme. Children will collect ideas and create their own autumn poem.
In maths, children will find different ways of making the same money total.
Friday 29th September
In science, we will put trays of cress seeds in different places to see which conditions help them grow best.
In English, will read the story ‘The King of Tiny Things’ by Jeanne Willis. We will create a poster about looking after our environment and its ‘Tiny Things’. We will include questions, statements and commands on our poster.
Friday 22nd September
In art we will be looking at the work of some British landscape artists. We will use these paintings as inspiration to create our own pieces. We will also visit the pinewoods to sketch a landscape scene. We will use oil pastels to complete our pictures back in class.
Green Class and Purple Class still require parent helpers for this trip so please let your child’s class teacher know if you can help out.
In English, we’ll continue to read the story of The Bog Baby. We will then write a guidebook all about how to spot a Bog Baby in the wild. We will include lots of adjectives in our ‘Bog Baby Spotter’s Guide’.
Friday 15th September 2017
We’d like to say a warm welcome back after the summer break. We have started our new topic ‘Come Outside’ which is all about using and exploring the local environment.
We will be making maps and plans of the school grounds in our geography lessons and we will use directions and compass points to follow a simple route on the playground.
In English we will read ‘The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis. Children will identify nouns and adjectives in the text. They will write a description of the Bog Baby using some of the adjectives that they have collected.
Don’t forget…our Parent Information Evening is on Monday 18th September at 5:00pm.