Welcome to Year 1/2!
Welcome to the Year 1/2 information page.
Read about what we have been doing so far.
Our topic is... Rumble in the Jungle!
In our geography work, we will study the world map. We will name the continents and oceans of the world and identify deserts and Polar Regions, as well as the location of the world's rainforests.
In art and design, we will look at animal prints. We will replicate these patterns through drawing and printing.
In science, we are learning about 'Living Things and Their Habitats'. We will be learning about different habitats and the plants and animals that live there. We will be learning to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. We will be making observations of a local habitat and the creatures that live their, investigation conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them.
13.2.20- Design Technology
Today, we all set sail on the maiden voyage of the Titanic as third class passengers! The children spent the day designing and making their own bread roll. We discussed different shapes and textures that we could add to our roll and also discussed health and safety before cooking. The children worked on their kneading and slicing skills and evaluated their work.
This week we have started Peer Massage. We have been learning the different techniques on our own hands and our partners.
This term in history, we are learning about the development of ships and planes from past to present. We will look in-depth at the Titanic; events leading to the sinking of the ship; the different classes aboard and links to Liverpool. We are linking this to our English and will be reading 'Samson's Titanic Journey' by Lauren Graham and Roisin Mathews.
Over the next few weeks, our English will be focused on The Little Red Hen. We will be inventing an alternative ending to the familiar story.
In science, we are learning about the human body.
Friday 11th October
Next week, we will be reading our new text The King of Tiny Things by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward, who also wrote the Bog Baby. We will be producing a poster about looking after our environment and its 'Tiny Things'.
Friday 4th October
This week, we have been inspired by British landscape artists such as John Constable. We painted a picture of the pinewoods but we were only allowed the primary colours. We used our knowledge of colour mixing to make our desired colours. On Thursday, we went to the pinewoods and put our new skills to the test. We produced fantastic pieces of art which we are so proud of!
In science, we have been observing our cress. We found out a plant needs water and light to grow big and strong. We were shocked to discover the plant with no water or light had grown but we could see it was weak and yellow. In English, we followed instructions to make a home for a Bog Baby.
Next week, we will be writing a recount from our school trip to the pinewoods. In Geography, we will be using a compass to describe the location of features on a map.
Friday 27th September
This week has been so exciting! On Monday, we decorated our stones in lots of different and wonderful ways. Today, we were finally allowed to embark on our brand new pirate ship.
Next week, we will be continuing our work on our Bog Baby's Spotters Guide. We will be going on our trip to the pinewoods on Thursday to make observational drawings for our topic Come Outside.
Each week children will be given six spellings to learn for the following Friday. We will send home the yellow quiz books, once marked, with your child's score. The new spellings for the following week will be stuck in their purple book. Please ensure the yellow and purple spelling book are always in your children's reading bag along with their reading record.
Handwriting books will be sent home every Friday to be returned by the following Thursday, or as soon as possible!
Every two weeks we will set online MyMaths homework. All children have been given a log on. If there are any problems, please let your child's class teacher know.
Friday 20th September
Next week, we will be reading our whole school book Only One You by Linda Kranz. The book focuses on the idea that everyone is special. Each child will paint a stone which will be collected and used to form a pathway to celebrate that our school is made up of unique individuals.
Week beginning 16.9.19
In P.E, we have enjoyed playing hockey! We learnt how to hold the hockey stick correctly and how to dribble with a ball.
In science, we are investigating what a flower needs to grow. We have planted cress seeds in pots but they have been given different conditions to see who grows the strongest and biggest.
Plant 1- water and light.
Plant 2- water but no light.
Plant 3- light but no water.
Plant 4- no water and no light.
Which plant does your child think will grow big and strong?
Friday 13th September
Next week, we will continue to read The Bog Baby. We will be planning and producing a Bog Baby's Spotters Guide, containing useful hints and tips.
In science, we will be carrying out class investigations. We are investigating what a plant needs to grow strong and healthy.
In geography, we will be using aerial photographs of our school to spot human and physical features.
This week, we have enjoyed taking our learning outside. In Science, we looked closely at plants and trees in our school and sketched them.
In English, we have enjoyed writing sentences containing verbs to say what the Bog Baby was doing.
Today, Green class were shocked to find Barney not sitting on his Star of the Week chair! Luckily, we found a letter containing clues. We used our geography skills to solve the mystery. We are happy to announce he is now safely back where he belongs.
Friday 6th September
In English, we will read our new text called The Bog Baby. We will describe the characters based on the evidence in the text.
In Geography, we will go on a hunt around our school grounds to find our class bears. We will use our observational skills to find out more about our school environment.