Foxes Squirrels Wildcats
Mrs M. Martinez Mrs L. Cain Mr L. Clark
Mrs E. Devine Miss F. Lumbas Mrs G. Barnard
Mrs M. Boulton
Welcome to Year 1.2.
We love reading! We use Read, Write Inc to support our teaching of phonics and reading and our children are taught in small targeted groups each day. We assess children each half term so as we are always confident that their phonics learning meets their needs. Every child takes home a Read, Write Inc reading book each week to show off their wonderful reading skills, that they have worked so hard on all week, at home.
We follow the Read, Write Inc 'Get Writing' scheme which directly links our phonics learning to our writing, ensuring that children apply and embed their phonics. Children have a daily phonics lesson where by we red together and link this to our writing.
In RE we will be learning about Easter. We will sequence and explore the Easter story and think deeply about the feeling of the disciples when Jesus was crucified and when he rose from the dead. We will write diary entries and will role play the moment that the disciples shared the good news!
We will focus on Thomas and consider why he had doubt, why he didn't have faith. We will explore and discuss the big question: How can light strengthen us in times of doubt?
In maths, year 1 and year 2 are working hard on these key areas: Place value and Addition and Subtraction.
Year 1 are securing their number facts using numbers up to 10. They are securing their recall of one more/one less, number bonds, and doubles and halves. They will use concrete resources to undertake addition and subtraction up to 20.
Year 2 will focus on addition and subtraction using 2 digit numbers, e.g. 23 + 32 or 23 +39 / 32-23 or 32-17, and will be extended to apply their learning within problems and investigations.
In geography, during the first half of the summer term, year 1 and year 2 will be learning about an African nation and will be comparing it to England. We will be focusing on Ghana.
We will continue our learning about continents and will also study the weather, as well as human and physical features.
We will use vocabulary such as: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season, weather, city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop
In science, we will be extending our learning about animals and will be focusing on humans. We will:
- learn that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
- find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
- describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
Change of books: all books will be changed on a Thursday. Please ensure all reading books are in school on this day.
We hear children read everyday so please keep your child's zippy wallet and reading book in their book bag.
All classes will visit the school library on a Thursday.
Our PE days will be:
Wednesday - Squirrels and Wildcats
Friday - Foxes
Read Write Inc (a parent guide)