Year 1/2

Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum Letter When was childhood

most fun?’

 

English

  • narrative writing, ‘Dogger’
  • non chronological report about toys
  • instructions about how to play a game or toy
  • shape poems

Maths

  • fractions
  • addition and subtraction
  • money
  • measure-length, weight, capacity, time

Learning Journey Knowledge and Skills

History

  • What was life like in the 1990’s, 1960’s and 1890’s?
  • What toys did children play with?
  • What music was listened to?
  • What was school like in the different eras?
  • Compare life from now to the different decades.

Science

  • Recognise and compare the main external parts of the body
  • Explore the senses
  • Using senses to explore the world
  • How we change and grow from a baby to an adult

Music

  • Singing Explore and use vocal sounds, chant and sing rhymes
  • Rehearsing and performing Sing and play in time and follow a range of simple directions, including ideas about how to improve.

Art

  • Investigate primary and secondary colours
  • Explore using different media

Computing

  • how to stay safe on the Internet
  • input instructions one at a time
  • input a sequence of instructions (algorithm)
  • evaluate and de-bug algorithm

PE

  • circuit training
  • stick and ball skills for hockey and tri-golf

How you can help at home

Please continue to read daily, even if it is only a couple of pages.  As a team we have noticed a reduction in the use of Spellodrome for some children. Subsequently, some children are not progressing through the words as quickly as we hoped. Please continue to access Spellodrome on a regular basis. As previously mentioned, if this is a problem, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Useful information and dates

Comic Relief- Friday 15th March – dress in red for £1 donation

Tuesday 12th & Thursday 14th Usborne Books book fair all day

Please sign up to Parent’s evening on either Tuesday 19th March or Thursday 21st March.

Friday 22nd FOS Discos 5.15pm – 6.15pm Infants

Monday 25th – Thurs 28th FOS Mothers’ Day gift making for the children

Tuesday 2nd 9.00am – 10.00am: Infant Maths Parent Workshop (a repeat from Autumn term)

Thursday 4th 3.15pm FOS Easter Egg hunt on the field and café in the temporary classrooms

Friday 5th 3.15pm Break up for the Easter holidays

MOnday 29th 2.45pm Year 2 assessment information meeting to parents

Victorian Day- Monday 29th April- more details to follow

“Who’s to Blame?” Take Home Task

“Harestock Histories”

Dear Parents

We are trying something different for the end of our topic this time.  Instead of a task for you to complete at home together and come in and share, we are inviting you in to share the outcome of our topic.  On this occasion it will take the form of a video presentation which the children will be creating through their English and topic based lessons.  Each class will be creating their own presentation.  It will, hopefully, combine their ICT, history and English skills!

We invite you in for the inaugural viewing of “Harestock Histories” at 2.45 on Tuesday 12th February.  The viewings will take place in your child’s own classroom.  We look forward to seeing you and having a full house for this special event.

From the Year 1/2 Team

 

Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum

Letter Who’s To Blame?

 

 

 

English

  • narrative writing,
  • oral storytelling with actions
  • instructions (Christmas themed)
  • diary, as a cruise passenger
  • newspaper report (Titanic sinking)
  • recount of trip

Maths

  • multiplication – repeated addition, arrays, recall of facts
  • division – repeated subtraction, recall of facts
  • 2D and 3D shape – naming and describing
  • place value – understanding the value of each digit
  • problem solving – in the context of multiplication, division, money and measure
  • time – telling the time, sequencing events through the day, passage of time

Learning Journey Knowledge and Skills

History

  • famous events from the past (the sinking of the Titanic)
  • comparing past and present
  • sequencing images and events
  • analysing and questioning evidence
  • asking questions about the past
  • debating

Science

  • describing properties of ice
  • problem solving and investigating about ice
  • posing hypotheses and testing out
  • drawing conclusions

Music

  • syllables and tempo
  • vocal techniques, changing pitch

Design Technology

  • sliding mechanisms, how do they work?
  • levers, how do they work?
  • wheel mechanisms, how do they work?
  • select appropriate mechanism for a task
  • evaluate own work

Computing

  • keyboard skills (finding letters on the keyboard quickly)
  • using shift, enter and backspace keys effectively
  • editing text using arrow keys
  • formatting text (font, colour, size, effects)
  • inserting and editing images

PE

  • team and traditional circle games
  • use the five basic gymnastic shapes on floorwork
  • use the five basic gymnastic shapes on a variety of apparatus
  • combine movements to create sequences smoothly

How you can help at home

Please continue with daily reading even if it is only a couple of pages.  Reading of key words continues to be crucial to children’s development of reading.  Once key words for reading have been achieved the focus then needs to shift to asking comprehension questions.  These include finding information within the text and asking inference questions, for example how is the character feeling, or why are they doing something.  All children have a Spellodrome login on the inside cover of their reading diary and it is expected that they will practise spellings every week on the website.

Useful information and dates

Take Home task in February – an exact date and details to follow

Nativity Performance 2 p.m. Tuesday 18th December

Nativity Performance 2 p.m. Thursday 20th December

18.10.18

Take Home Task Update

Dear Year 1 and Year 2 parents

As you are aware we have had to change the time for the Take Home task, due to a clash with the choir singing at the switching on of the Christmas Lights, which involves many of the infants.  Apologies if this has caused you any inconvenience.  The new time is 8.55 to 9.45 on the same day, Thursday 15th November.

Please remember to bring in the models and research on the morning of Monday 29th October.  Even if you are unable to make a model we expect all children to have researched an historical mode of transport.  This is an essential piece of homework as they will be writing about what they have found out and presenting this information to you, as part of the Take Home Task celebration.

We look forward to seeing your creations.

The Key Stage 1 Team

Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum Letter

How On ‘Earth’ Do We Get There?

 

 

 

 

English

  • narrative writing, Three Little Pigs
  • narrative writing, Traction Man
  • oral storytelling with actions
  • instructions, how to make a model car
  • narrative writing, QPootle5

Maths

  • place value
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • money
  • problem solving

Learning Journey Knowledge and Skills

History

  • comparing past and present (cars and planes)
  • famous people (Henry Ford, Wright Brothers and Neil Armstrong)
  • sequencing images (cars and planes)
  • famous events from the past (the moon landing)

Science

  • naming materials
  • describing properties of materials
  • sorting materials
  • identifying materials in the world around us
  • problem solving
  • research about planets in the solar system

Music

  • clapping rhythms
  • identifying instruments
  • playing percussion instruments
  • sort instruments
  • syllables and tempo
  • vocal techniques, changing pitch

Design Technology

  • design a vehicle
  • investigate axles
  • combine materials to make a vehicle
  • evaluate vehicle

Computing

  • control a programmable toy (Beebot)
  • input instructions one at a time
  • input a sequence of instructions (algorithm)
  • evaluate and de-bug algorithm

PE

  • sending and receiving skills in invasion games
  • explore shape, space and balance in gymnastics
  • create a sequence of movements to music in dance

How you can help at home

Daily reading is best even if it is only a couple of pages.  Alongside this daily reading of key words is crucial to children’s development of reading.  Once key words for reading have been achieved the focus then needs to shift to asking comprehension questions.  These include finding information within the text and asking inference questions, for example how is the character feeling, or why are they doing something.  Please practise getting dressed and undressed independently, paying particular attention to turning their clothes in the right way to enable them to get dressed independently before and after PE lessons.  Finally don’t forget to take time to have a conversation with your child and discuss what they are learning about at school.

Useful information and dates

Take Home Task  15th November 2018 details to follow

INSET Friday 12th October

 

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