Year 1- We will be looking at Phase 2 revision of short vowels, upper case letter formation and rhymes and Phase 4.
Year 2- The children will be continuing with their learning of Phase 5 alternative sounds.
Year 1- In Year 1 we will be learning about :
- Numbers to 10
- Comparing numbers
- Addition within ten
Year 2- In Year 2 we will be learning:
- counting in ones and tens up to 100 (forwards and backwards)
- to know the place value of each digit in a two digit number
- to use < > = to compare numbers up to 100
- to count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from any number up to 100 (forwards and backwards)
- to add and subtract one and two digit numbers (including renaming)
Year 1- Parts of Animals In this unit children will learn about their senses and how they use them to describe the world. Children will identify and name the basic external parts of the human body and recognise the functions of some body parts, including the sense organs. Children will describe and compare common animals, and will recognise and name a variety of animals and their body parts. They will construct and label a map of the human body and will draw comparisons between human and animal body parts. They will consider how to treat other people and living things with care and respect. At the end of the unit, children will create a song which compares the functions of various animals’ body parts.
Year 2- Living Things. In this unit children will make comparisons between things that are alive, things that are not alive, and things that were once alive. They will sort and compare animals, plants and non-living things and will create a list of features of living things. Children will notice that living things have offspring which resemble their parents and that they themselves grow into adults which reproduce. Children will order the stages of growth of humans from birth to old age. They will complete their Quest by imagining they are curators of a museum where they will curate an exhibition on living things, and design an information board for an exhibit comparing living, not living and never living things.
Our topic for the autumn term is all about exploring and comparing the lives of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. We will begin by looking at what powers a monarch has before focusing in on the life of Queen Elizabeth I. The children will order events on a simple timeline and develop an understanding of chronology. We will look at portraits of Queen Elizabeth I before having a go at creating our own! The children will end the half term by looking at traditional banquets before designing and making their very own fruit salad as part of a healthy meal.
This half term the children will be studying The Bible. They will investigate the value of Kindess an how it is represented in The Bible as well as reflecting on their own kindess. The will also listen and reflect on Old and New Testiment stories including: Noah's Ark, Jonah and The Whale and The Lost Sheep.
Our P.E days are Thursdays and Fridays. Children need to bring in a P.E kit into school which will stay in school for the half term. PE kit should consist of: a plain T-shirt and shorts or joggers (not a football team strip) and pumps or trainers. Children will work with a coach from Go4 It Sports on Thursdays developing the fundamentals of movement and then Gymnastics on Fridays.
Home reading books will continue to be sent home weekly on Fridays. Please enjoy reading these with your children and ensure they are returned each Friday. In addition Bug Club books are set regularly and we encourage you to use this excellent resource. The first reading books will be sent home on Friday 10th September.
Thank you for your help and support,
Mrs Hudson and Mrs Bates
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