Welcome to Year1/2
English- This week in English we have been looking at the author and poet A.A. Milne. We have spotted rhyming patterns in his poems and then used these initial patterns to create our own versions of the poems.
Maths- In both year groups, we’ve been looking at addition and subtraction. Year 1 have been adding and taking away using a 0-20 number line, as well as beginning to add and subtract 10 using a number square. Year 2 have been adding and subtracting two-digit numbers using partitioning and column method. We have also looked at word problems that these concepts can be applied to.
Science- This week we have started to look at different types of animals, such as mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles.
Topic- In topic, we looked at the different flags of the United Kingdom and looked at the history behind them. We then created our own flag which represented us as people.
Half-termly Overview Summer 1 2021
A few friendly reminders…
Reading is of the utmost importance, children should be reading at home every night. Please could an adult record pages read and write a brief comment in the reading diary. Children will read to the teacher twice a week, these days have been written on the front of reading diaries. Please can the children bring their reading books and diary into school on their reading days.
P.E will be on Friday this year so please ensure children wear their PE kits to school on that day. For P.E. children must wear the Farrowdale P.E. kit.
Early morning work begins at 8.30 each day and is mainly spent practicing key aspects of English and Maths. Therefore, I feel that it is beneficial for children to arrive on time.
Homework will be set on a Friday in a pack to be given in by the following Thursday. This can be either physically handed in, or submitted on Class Dojo. There will be a piece of English, a piece of Maths and spellings.
English – Fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Phonics – Read, Write Inc. phonics scheme
Maths – Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, position and direction and measurement.
In the afternoon sessions:
Topic – Pirates
Art/DT – Linked to Topic/Science.
Science – Animals and their habitats
PE – Ball skills/ Football
We would welcome any resources you may have at home that you feel could enhance your child’s learning in any part of the curriculum that we are studying. This may be in the form of information books, guidebooks and leaflets collected on visits to places of interest that you have made with your family. Even better, if you feel that any experiences of your own are relevant to the curriculum, it would be wonderful if you could come and share them with the class.