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 Watch them grow!

This half term our topic is Watch them grow! We will be working together to answer the question: How do different things grow?

 

In Literacy we will be immersing ourselves in the traditional tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk', we will learn to tell the story using actions to help us remember the sequence of events. We will also look at other versions of the traditional tale such as 'Jack and the Baked Beanstalk' and 'Jack and the Jellybeanstalk'. We will make our own changes to the story to enable us the create our own version. We will be focusing on speech and expanding our language in storytelling. We will also be writing instructions by sequencing how to plant a seed.


In Maths, we will continue working on units following the Power Maths programme. This half term we are focusing on capacity, weight and volume. 

 

In R.E, we will explore and reflect on our school value of Forgiveness. We will also be answering the question: How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?

 

Our topic this half term lends itself wonderfully to our Science topic of Plants and Lifecycles. We will be exploring how different plants grow by planting and nurturing our own seeds and plants in school. We will also be joined by some exciting living things in the classroom so that we can observe how they grow and change!

 

In History we will be researching how food has evolved over the last 100 years, looking at the availability of different foods and how tastes have changed over time.

 

In Art, we will be focusing on printing looking at different techniques and methods for creating pictures and patterns with different objects.

 

In PSHE, we will explore health, wellbeing, feelings, and emotions. We will be working through these units on the SCARF programme.

 

As we enter the Summer term we are hoping for some wonderful weather and we will be spending lots of time outside working in the garden and looking after our plants as they grow and hopefully enjoying the fruits of our labour later in the term!

 

Welcome to Class 2

 

This half term our topic is 'Amazing Africa' and we will be answering the question, 

'How is Africa different to the UK?'

We look forward to meeting the challenges that the second part of this Spring term will bring and starting our new topic.

 

 In Literacy, we will be immersing ourselves the story 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett. Using the Talk 4 Writing approach, we will learn to tell the story through the use of actions, write character descriptions, setting descriptions, postcards, information texts and newspaper reports.   

 

In Maths, Year 1 will be exploring numbers to 50, writing numbers in numerals and words, using addition and subtraction of two digit numbers and counting  backwards. Year 2 will be looking at multiplication and division, statistics and fractions.

 

In R.E we will reflect on this half term's value of 'kindness'.  We will be exploring religious symbols and their meanings.  We will also be answering the question 'Why does Easter matter to Christians?' as we get ready for Easter.

 

In Science we will be exploring the changes in Seasons from Spring to Summer. Learning about the habitats of different animals and what they need to survive. We will also be understanding food chains.

 

In Geography we will locate the continent of Africa on a globe and world map. We will explore the similarities and differences between Africa and the UK.

 

In Art, we will create 3D sculptures of African animals using clay

 

In PSHE, we will be investigating our 'rights and responsibilities '.

 

At home - your challenge is to continue working towards your next Reading Karate Band, using Times Tables Rockstars and Sumdog .  

 

 

  

 

 

 

This half term our topic is Earth and Space and we will be answering the question, 

‘What do we need to live on Earth?

We look forward to starting our exciting new topic and for this Spring term.

 

 In Literacy, we will be immersing ourselves in the story Beegu by Alexis Deacon. Using the Talk 4 Writing approach, we will be familiarising ourselves with the characters through the story and then moving on to write character descriptions, setting descriptions and letters.  

 

In Maths we will continue to work on addition and subtraction. Develop ways to problem solve, including finding ways to add two digit numbers. We will also explore 2d and 3d shape.

 

In R.E we will reflect on this half term's value of 'love'.  We will also be exploring what the ‘good news’ is that Christians say Jesus brings.

 

In Science we will be exploring Everyday Materials, identifying different materials and there uses.

 

In Geography we will be looking at mapping. We will explore what information is included in maps and creating our own maps of our local area.

 

In Art, we will explore collage and using materials to create a picture. We will also be designing and sewing our own puppets.  

 

Check out this page for photos below, showing all of the fantastic things we have been doing in our learning!

 

At home - your challenge is to continue working towards your next Reading Karate Band.  Make sure you are also using Sum Dog and Times Table Rockstars and preparing for your weekly spellings challenges! 

Our topic this half term is Fire! Fire! in which we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London and asking 'how did the Great Fire of London spread?'

 

 

We will be immersing ourselves in the story of 'Vlad and the Great Fire of London' to help us explore a timeline of the event. We will also look at extracts of the diary of Samuel Pepys and using the Talk 4 Writing approach, we will come to write our own fictional diary entries surrounding the events of the fire.

 

In Maths, we will be securing our knowledge of number recognition, exploring place value and focusing on addition and subtraction, as well as continuing to practise our number bonds to 10 and then 20.

 

In R.E we will reflect on this half term's value of 'Value'.  We will also be continue to explore the question - 'Who is a Jewish and how do they live?' as well as looking at 'Who Christians believe created the world?'

 

In Science we will be investigating everyday materials and deciding which materials would be best for holding water by creating 'buckets'.  

 

In History, we will learning about significant historical events by exploring why the Great Fire of London is a significant event and how it has shaped how we live today.

 

In Art, we will be using collage to create landscape scenes.

 

At home - your challenge is to continue working towards your next Reading Karate Band.  Make sure you are also using Sum Dog, Numbots and preparing for your weekly spellings challenges!  

 

 

This half term our topic is 'Once upon a time' and we will be answering the question, 

'How can we catch the Gingerbread Man?'

 

It is so exciting to be able to welcome all of the children back to school after such a long time!

 

In Literacy, we will be immersing ourselves in the traditional tale of The Gingerbread Man. We will be reading various adaptations and comparing the similarities and differences between the tales. Using the Talk 4 Writing approach, we will be familiarising ourselves with the characters, plot and themes through the story and then moving on to write character descriptions, posters and instructions.

 

In Maths, we will be securing our knowledge of number recognition, exploring place value and the four operations, as well as practising number bonds to 10 and then 20.

 

In R.E we will reflect on this half term's value of 'FRIENDSHIP'.  We will also be answering the question - 'Who is a Jewish and how do they live?'

 

In Science we will be investigating seasonal changes and the impact on our environment.  

 

In History, we will be investigating and learning about significant people  from history and how they have helped us.

 

In Art, we will be looking at different painting techniques and creating self-portraits. 

 

Check out this page for photos below, showing all of the fantastic things we have been doing in our learning!

 

At home - your challenge is to continue working towards your next Reading Karate Band.  Make sure you are also using Sum Dog and preparing for your weekly spellings challenges!  

 

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