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Welcome to Year 1/2!

 

Welcome to the Year 1/2 information page.
Read about what we have been doing so far.

 

 

In history we are learning about...

  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally and globally.
     

Links to Fundamental British Values in history...

  • Democracy

  • The Rule of Law

 

In Art we are learning to...

  • use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • to learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

 

 

Week Commencing 14th December

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Party!

In the style of Klee. But which one is the original?

In PSHE we have been identifying good and bad . We decided whether they are small or big feelings and discussed ways of coping with big feelings.

We have been learning how to sign Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer using BSL

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Art- we worked in pair to create a painting inspired by Miro!

The final session of Forest School was spent learning how to light a fire safely and then toasting and eating fruit kebabs. The children have loved all the activities this term and said a huge thank you to Mr Anderson.

Week Commencing 7th December

Art- We created pictures inspired by Joan Miro!

We have also been looking at the artwork of Paul Klee this week and drew our family influenced by his style.

The children wrote a letter to Mr Williams trying to persuade him that we should get a 'perfect pet' for school.

Subtraction (First,Now,Then)

Christmas Jumper Day

Due to the inclement weather, Forest School was held inside this week. The children had a great time creating Christmas tree decorations with a Forest School theme. They were then set the challenge of tying a reef knot in the ribbon. This proved very tricky! However, with support all knots were secured resulting in decorations ready to be hung on the Christmas tree.

Week Commencing 30th November

Identifying common animals and sorting animals into groups.

Making Christmas decorations for the school Christmas tree.

Art in the style of Miro.

Week commencing 23rd November

We have been recording out Nativity!

In art, we have been learning about the different types of lines artists use such as, zigzag, curved, straight and wavy. We then used a variety of lines to create our own abstract compositions.

Week commencing 16th November

We have been exploring our number facts this week using the 'Part-Part Whole' model. We even made posters for the classroom to help us learn our number facts.

We have been enjoying our 'Dough Gym' sessions.

Our Nativity practices are in full swing!

Anti-Bullying Week

Uniformity vs Diversity?

Year 1 and 2 choose diversity. Being different is great. We are all different. The monsters we drew are all different.

 

 

Anti-Bullying Week 2020: United Against Bullying. We are all different and that is what makes us special, and it’s what makes our school so amazing.

History- We have been learning about King Henry III. We role played the important events that lead up to Simon De Montfort creating parliaments consisting of men all around England.

Week commencing 9th November

Children in Need 2020- Under the sea!

During forest school this week the children enjoyed playing 'ice hockey'. They showed great team skills, encouraging each other enthusiastically!

Week Commencing 2nd November

Today, we wore something that made us feel happy.

We planned and conducted an investigation into whether taller people always jump further. We found that they didn't always jump further.

We have been using dienes to add two, two-digit numbers together!

We have enjoyed challenging our friends to find numbers on our hundred squares using the skills we have learnt so far this term - tens and ones, one more and one less or the number name.

We ordered numbers to 100.

We have been practicing for our Nativity called 'Straw and Order!'

Maths -we have been adding using an empty number line. We were so proud of our fantastic work!

The children had great fun braving torrential rain, hail and strong winds during Forest School today. They began to create Halloween monsters using objects from nature that they found. The session was completed in the classroom with the children planning their monster on paper.

Week commencing 19th October

We were thrilled to welcome our Patron of Reading Sean Perkins via Zoom. This was the first of what we hope will be many visits with the whole school. Sean read one of his books, introducing us to the characters of Oscar and Ben. The children had the opportunity to ask Sean questions. They wanted to know how he became an author and an illustrator. Sean then set the children the challenge of inventing a new character that could be included in his books. We will then send Sean some of our ideas.

Purple class- As part of our 'Humans' science topic, we conducted an investigation to answer the question; At what distance can you read letters on an eye chart? We found out that our eyes are all different. We saw the letters at different distances to each other.

Yellow Class Forest School afternoon this week was spent toasting marshmallows on a campfire! They were delicious!

September to October half term!

In geography, we will be learning to...

  • use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.
  • use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.
  • use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key
  • use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

 

In Art, we will be learning...

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • to learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

 

 

 

 
Week Commencing 12th October

In Art, we independently applied our knowledge of tints and shades to produce fantastic paintings of the waves in the sea.

As part of our 'Humans' science topic, we conducted an investigation to answer the question;

At what distance can you read letters on an eye chart?

We found out that our eyes are all different. We saw the letters at different distances to each other.

 

We enjoyed playing team building games!

We have been applying our knowledge of number bonds to 100!

In science, we have been using our sense of taste and smell to identify the flavour of crisps.

As part of our English this week, we created a series of 'stepping stones', replicating one of the images in the book On a Magical Nothing to do Day. We then tried to move across the stepping stones in a variety of ways whilst making sure 'sharks' in the water did not nibble our toes! We even managed to listen to poetry at the same time! We then wrote different adjectives onto the stones and called them out whilst jumping across. Our final activity was to choose one of the adjectives and put it into a sentence when we landed on it. 'Deluged' was our favourite adjective!

Forest School this week was all about team work and having fun!

Week commencing 5.10.20

We were inspired by David Hockney's 'A Bigger Splash' so we decided to paint our own splashes using tinting and shading.

#HelloYellow - Today, we wore yellow to help raise money for Young Minds.

Art- This week we have been studying Monet's 'Shadow of the Sea' painting. Using our knowledge of shades, we painted our own version.

Whilst winding down from our exercise, the children felt this was a perfect opportunity for a selfie!

Hockey- We have been using our new skills to dribble in and out of cones.

In English, we are reading 'On a Magical Do-Nothing Day! Like the child from the story, we explored the copse using our senses!

In geography, we have been learning about compass points.

Week commencing 28.9.20

After studying David Hockney's 'A bigger Splash' painting, we created our own version using different shades and tints of blue.

Science- We have been experimenting with our sense of touch! We used our sense of touch to identify the item in the feely box with and without a glove on. We found out it was easier to identify an object without a glove on.

Forest School

Another glorious sunny day for Forest School. The children this week enjoyed playing ‘Colour Bingo’ which involved finding different coloured natural objects to match to their bingo card. They then explored further to find leaves of different shapes and sizes.

NSPCC Pants! We have been learning about keeping ourselves safe with the help of 'Pantosaurus'.

ERIC time.The children all enjoy using the ‘super power’ of reading to participate in ERIC time – Everyone Reading In Class. This activity promotes the importance of reading for pleasure.

Week commencing 21.9.20

The rain held off for another wonderful session of Forest School for Yellow Class. The children explored the area to find items of different colours and unusual items. They then worked in pairs to create a picture to illustrate something they had done during lock down, using items they found in Forest School. Pictures included a mountain, a campsite, a barge and even marshmallows on a stick! Roll on the next session!

In Art, we made our own shades. We did this by adding black to our primary colour. We noticed that this made the colour darker.

In hockey, we have been learning to control the ball whilst dribbling.