Some useful websites for reading alien words include:
To infinity and beyond!
Our inspiration for our learning this half term will be ‘Space’!
We will take part in lots of exciting activities to launch our new topic! We’ll be creating Space pictures to go in the classrooms, finding out about different planets and learning about life in Space for some famous astronauts.
This half term we will be writing our own stories set in space and based on the book “Whatever Next” by Jill Murphy. We will learn the story then add our own ideas about the characters and setting. Following that we will be reading “Bob the man on the moon” by Simon Bartram then writing explanation texts about how Bob’s new rocket works.
This half term we will be continuing to practise our understanding of multiplication and begin to relate this with division. Also, we will find half, quarter and a third of amounts by sharing and using number facts – if we achieve this we will find some other fractions of objects and numbers. Following this we will look at measures and find the length and height of different objects, making comparisons between different measures.
Our Science topic this half term starts with ‘Seasonal Changes’. We will be planting seeds in the first week then looking again at the end of the half term to see what changes have occurred from winter to spring. Also we will be holding a science week from 13 – 17 March which will start with a visit from Polestar Planetarium. We will also be carrying out experiments to help out Bob, the Man on the Moon.
In DT the children will be working in small groups to design and make their own space stations. They will need to think about all of the things that a space station needs to have in order for the astronauts to survive in space.
In Computing the children will be learning about Visual Media. They will be exploring how to take and store photographs and then open and edit them in different programs. The children will also be creating their own space animation using stop frames.
In French the children will continue to use simple French phrases to communicate about themselves and their school environment. We will also be writing short French Easter poems.
In RE the children will be focussing on the theme ‘People and Worship’. The children will share their ideas about their own ‘special places’ and compare these with a place of worship. We will name objects found in a place of worship and also listen to different to the types of music heard in a place of worship such as chants, plainsong, organ music.
In PE the children will be developing their skills when playing hockey. In dance the children will use a variety of basic dance actions and will work in small groups to create and evaluate their own dances. As always, please ensure your child has the correct PE kit.
Y1/2 Geography Morning- Parents & Grandparents are invited to join us!
Wednesday 14th December 2016 from 9am to 12noon
On Wednesday morning we are having a local geography morning. We will be taking the children for a walk around the village after registration. We will be looking at local landmarks and concentrating on physical & human aspects of each landmark. Once we get back we will be creating landmark maps & moving onto making messy maps. We are looking for parents/ grandparents to come and join us for all or part of the morning & join in the walk & the children's learning thereafter. Please come into school via the school office and sign in the visitors book.
Who am I?
This half term we will be learning out about ourselves and where we come from.
The KS1 team
To encourage the children to read regularly at home we have a 'Reading Rewards' chart in class. If your child has read on at least 3 separate occasions at home over a 7 day period they will receive a sticker on the chart. The child with the most stickers in R/1 Year 1 will receive a prize for all their effort! So please keep reading at home. Thank you!