Year 1/2

Weekly Overview

In English this week the children have written a recount of their Easter holidays focusing on punctuation and handwriting. Year 1 have completed a reading assessment and year 2 have sat a SATs practice paper. Our English topic is Stories by a Significant Author so, we have decided to look at the Dr Seuss stories starting with  The Cat in the Hat. In Maths we have been recapping Place Value, Year 2 have also completed a Maths SATs  practice paper.
Half-termly Overview Summer 2016
 
Just a reminder of our weekly routine.
Reading days for Year 1 will be Tues/Fri and for Year 2 Wednesdays.
Please make sure reading folders are in school on these days.
P.E. will be on Wed/Thurs, please make sure P.E. bags are in school on these days and all items of clothing clearly marked with your child’s name.
Homework will be given out on Thursdays to be returned the following Friday.
 
Half term curriculum
 
In English Year 2 will be sitting practice SATs papers in preparation for the SATs in May. Year 1 will have their own assessments. Our Topic this half term is ‘Extended Stories by a Significant Author’. Daily phonics will continue as will SPaG (spelling punctuation and grammar.)
 
In Maths Year 2 will be sitting practice SATs papers in preparation for their SATs. The children will be looking at Volume and Capacity. Times tables will continue daily.
 
In Science we will be continuing with Animal Habitats. We are looking at various animals and the environment they live in.
 
In ICT we will continue to use the computers to research for out topic theme. We shall also be consolidating what we know. We will continue to practice our typing skills.
 
In PE the children will continue with games, dance and gym. 
 
In PSHE our topic is ‘Good to Be Me’.
 
Our Topic ‘Seaside’s Past and Present will continue’. We will be comparing artefacts from the past to those of the present
 
In Spanish we will continue to practice numbers, days of the week, colours, animals and food.
 
Please don’t hesitate to come in and see me to discuss anything at all.
 
 
 
Thank you
Mrs Rafferty
 
Half-termly Overview Spring 2
 
Just a reminder of our weekly routine.
Reading days for Year 1 will be Tues/Fri and for Year 2 Wednesdays.
Please make sure reading folders are in school on these days.
Children will have a spelling test every Friday.
P.E. will be on Monday and Tuesday please make sure P.E. bags are in school on these days and all items of clothing clearly marked with your child’s name.
 
Half term curriculum
 
In English we will be focusing on Recounts and Dictionary. We will be looking at fiction and non-fiction books and learning how to use the contents page and glossaries. We will be learning what a dictionary is used for and how to write in alphabetical order. In the first week back children will be making a book of their own. Daily phonics will continue as usual.
 
In Maths we will be recapping fractions. Year 1 will be looking at fractions of shapes and Year 2 will be looking at fractions of numbers. Times tables practice will continue daily.
 
In Science we will continue to look at Animals Habitats. We have researched and written about chimpanzees and elephants and are going to continue with polar bears.
 
In ICT we will continue to use the computers to research for out topic theme. We shall also be consolidating what we know. We will continue to practice our typing skills.
 
In PE the children will continue with games, dance and gym. 
 
In PSHE our topic is Going for goals. Children will learn to value their ideas and work hard to achieve their goals.
 
We will continue our topic Houses around the World children are learning  that people around the world have different kinds of houses due to the weather, climate, and living conditions of their environment.
 
In Spanish we will continue to practice numbers, days of the week, colours, animals and food.
 
Please don’t hesitate to come in and see me to discuss anything at all.
 
 
 
Thank you
Mrs Rafferty
Half-termly Overview Spring 1    2017
 
Just a reminder of our weekly routine.
Reading days for Year 1 will be Tues/Fri and for Year 2 Wednesdays.
Please make sure reading folders are in school on these days.
Homework will be given every Friday, due back on the following Thursday.
P.E. will be on Mon/Tue, please make sure P.E. bags are in school on these days and all items of clothing clearly marked with your child’s name.
Half term curriculum
 
Our Topic in English this half term is Report Writing Year 2 will be looking at non-chronological reports and Year 1 will be focusing on information writing. Phonics will continue as will SPaG (spelling punctuation and grammar.) On Friday mornings the children will have a spelling test, they will be tested on words sent for homework. 
In Maths the children will be continuing Time and looking at Measure. Year 1 will be using non-standard units and Year 2 will use standard units to measure various objects. They will complete different activities including practical and written work.
 
In Science we will we will be looking at Habitats. Children will learn about the habitats of various animals around the world.
 
In ICT we will be looking at researching for out topic theme. Using a search engine we will download and print pictures. The children will have the opportunity to make power-points for our Houses Around the world topic. We will continue to practice our typing skills.
 
In PE the children will continue with games, dance and gym. 
 
In PSHE our topic is Going for Goals/Choices. Children will discuss ideas of how to achieve their goals and about making the right choices.
 
Our Topic this half term is Houses around the world. We will be looking at why houses are designed and materials used to suit climate and resource availability.
 
In Spanish we will continue to practice numbers, days of the week, colours, animals and food.
 
Please don’t hesitate to come in and see me to discuss anything at all.
 
 
Thank you
Mrs Rafferty
Half-termly Overview Autumn 2016
 
Just a reminder of our weekly routine.
Reading days for Year 1 will be Tues/Fri and for Year 2 Wednesdays.
Please make sure reading folders are in school on these days.
Homework will be give every Friday, due back on the following Thursday.
P.E. will be on Mon/Tue, please make sure P.E. bags are in school on these days and all items of clothing clearly marked with your child’s name.
 
Half term curriculum
 
Our Topic in English this half term is ‘Traditional Tales’. We will be looking at the stories of Hansel and Gretel and Pinocchio. Children will learn to retell a story in their own words. Phonics will continue as will SPaG (spelling punctuation and grammar.)
 
In Maths the children will be continuing Time and looking at Measure. Year 1 will be using non-standard units and Year 2 will use standard units to measure various objects. They will complete different activities including practical and written work.
 
In Science we will completing our topic ‘Animals including Humans’ and moving on to ‘Grouping and changing Materials. We will be experimenting with solids and liquids and investigate why it is important that the correct materials are used for objects. We will investigate materials that are magnetic and non-magnetic.
 
In ICT we will be looking at researching for out topic theme. Using a search engine we will download and print pictures. We will continue to practice our typing skills.
 
In PE the children will continue with games, dance and gym. 
 
In PSHE our topic is ‘Getting on and Falling out’ Children will learn the importance of friendship and learn to see others points of view.
 
Our Topic will continue ‘The Great Fire of London’. We shall also be looking at fire safety and the meaning of Christmas.
 
In Spanish we will continue to practice numbers, days of the week, colours, animals and food.
 
Please don’t hesitate to come in and see me to discuss anything at all.
 
 
Thank you
Mrs Rafferty

Autumn 1 Overview – Welcome back!

I hope you have all had an enjoyable Summer.

 

Reading days for Year1 will be Tues/Fri and for Year 2 Wednesdays.

Please make sure reading folders are in school on these days.

P.E. will be on Mon/Tue please make sure P.E. bags are in school on these days and all items of clothing clearly marked with your child’s name.

 

Half term curriculum

In English I shall be assessing the children using the Phonics Screening Test and the spelling and reading of HFWs. We will be writing various recounts of our time at home during the Summer. Our first English topic will be Stories with a familiar setting. We will also be concentrating on letter formation, sentence structure, grammar and spelling. Daily phonics will continue throughout.

In Maths we shall be starting with place value, counting reliably to 30 for Year 1 and 50/100  for Year 2. We will write place value related additions, count in tens from a single digit number marking jumps on a number line, make a sensible estimate up to 100 (e.g. choosing from 10, 20, 50 or 100, partition two-digit numbers into multiples of 10 and one and use place value to add and subtract.

In Science we shall be looking at the food chain. Children will learn that humans are animals and at the top of the food chain. They will understand what is needed for nutrition and growth.

In ICT we will be using the paint and drawing programs to help us with our topic based work. The children will use Bee-Bot (programmable toy) to learn about sequencing instructions.

In PE the children will learn about exploring the apparatus safely. They will learn about working as part of a team and how to be team leaders.

In PSHE our topic is New Beginnings, we will look at our feelings as we approach new areas of our life.

Our topic is The Great fire of London. Children will compare houses, equipment and materials of the past to those of the present.

In Spanish we will practice numbers, days of the week, colours, animals and food.

Please don’t hesitate to come in and see me to discuss anything at all.

 

Thank you

Mrs Rafferty

Please note that drinks money is now due, £18 for the year.