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Year 1/2 - Thomas Barnardo Class

Year 1 and 2 Spring 1 Curriculum Information

 

In Spring 1, we will be exploring the question ‘Where in the world?’.  We will be reading several books including Meerkat Mail, Snail and the Whale, Follow the Swallow and many more.  As you can imagine from these titles these books are all about adventures around the world! We are always trying to include our school values in everything we do.  This term we will be working in the classroom and in the outdoor environment to improve our self-belief, honesty, confidence, teamwork and more …  We will also be going on a virtual trip to a place of worship.

 

In the classroom we will be using these books to encourage the children to write a non-chronological report about animals, character description and we are also looking at stories and poems from other countries and cultures. We will also be talking about Africa and finding out where it is in the world. Please talk to your child about the world, Africa and maybe visit the public library together to borrow one of the books we are reading.

 

We love numbers and one of our aims is to learning about how we can divide and multiply numbers, we will also look at statistics, fractions and also measuring in this term.  Can you ask your child simple questions about any of these titles ? Please use ttrockstars to encourage your child with their timestables.  They are set so the children can work on the 2’s, 5’s and 10’s timestable. 

 

Our topic is called ‘Where in the world?’. This fits into our Geography element of our topic as we are looking at locations and naming the world seven continents and five oceans.  We will be using observational skills to record the weather patterns. Throughout our learning in this topic, we will be trying to answer our Big Question which is:  What is Africa like?  In Art and Design Technology we aim to paint African sunsets with silhouettes. We are also researching into significant people, and the lives they have lived.  In R.E this term we are learning about places of worship and talking about celebrations. We will also be talking about how to stay safe in PSHCE. 

 

We have so much more planned for this half term which we look forward to sharing with you all on class Dojo.  Please keep looking on our class Dojo page for regular updates and information.  (P.E is still on Wednesday afternoon and Spelling books need to be in on Mondays each week)

 

 

 

 

Year 1 and 2 Autumn 2 Curriculum Information

 

In Autumn 2, we will be going ‘Into the Woods’.  We will be reading several books including Little Red Reading Hood, The Enchanted Wood, The Gruffalo, Into the Forest and many more.  As you can imagine from these titles these books are all about adventures!  We will also be going on a Gruffalo hunt in our outdoor area and making animal homes.

 

In the classroom we will be using these books to encourage the children to write about a descriptive setting, write rules for the forest and retell and write the story of Little Red Reading Hood. We will also be talking about what the woods look like and what type of animals live in the woods.

 

Please talk to your children about nocturnal animals, living things and maybe visit the public library together to borrow one of the books we are reading. Throughout the curriculum areas, are our school values which we thread into each session.  This term we are looking at respect, honestly, compassion and many more.

 

We love numbers and one of our aims is to continue learning about how we can add and subtract numbers, we will also look at shapes all around us, money and also measuring in this term.  Can you ask your child simple questions about numbers? Please use ttrockstars to encourage your child with their timestables.  They are set so the children can work on the 2’s, 5’s and 10’s timestable. 

 

Our topic is called ‘Into the Woods’ and we will visit our outside area this term to investigate animal homes. This fits into our Geography element of our topic as we are looking at identifying outdoor areas and following a map.  We will be using simple compass directions, and our observational skills. Throughout our learning in this topic, we will be trying to answer our Big Question which is:  Where do animals live in the woods?  In Art and Design Technology we aim to do some Gruffalo cooking!! We also hope to understand where food comes from and the importance of healthy eating.

In R.E this term we are learning about the Jewish faith and talking about celebrations. We will also be talking about positive relationships. 

 

We have so much more planned for this half term which we look forward to sharing with you all on class Dojo.  Please keep looking on our class Dojo page for regular updates and information. P.E is still on Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Year 1 and 2 Autumn 1 Curriculum Information

 

In Autumn 1, we will be going into an imaginary world of Dragons and Dungeons.  We will be reading several books including Tell me a dragon, George and the dragon, The egg and many more.  As you can imagine from these titles these books are all about dragons!  We will also be going on a dragon egg hunt in our outdoor area.

 

In the classroom we will be using these books to encourage the children to write about dragons, we will also be talking about what the dragons look like and getting the children to explore different language we can use to describe them.  Please talk to your children about dragons and maybe visit the public library together?

 

We love numbers in year one and two.  Our aim is to continue learning about place value (ones,tens and hundreds) and how we can add and subtract numbers, we will also look at shapes all around us, money and also measuring in this first term.  Can you ask your child simple questions about numbers? What number do we live at? What number is on that blue door?

 

Our topic is all about castles and we would love to visit a local castle this term (Covid permitting) This fits into our History element of our topic as we are looking at local castles and their history.  Throughout our learning in this topic, we will be trying to answer our Big Question which is:  What were castles like?  In Art and Design Technology we aim to use clay to make a sculpted Dragons eyes, we can’t wait to do this!

Another area we are learning about this term, is how we should care for others and who cares for me.  We will talk about families and also celebrations we enjoy as a family. 

 

We have so much more planned for this half term which we look forward to sharing with you all.  Please keep looking on our school Facebook page, class pages on our website and you will see class updates and photos. 

 

 

 

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