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Spring Term 2 - 2021

Throughout the remainder of Spring 2, we will be learning about:

English: We will be using the story of ‘The Queen’s Hat’ to write our own story about something the queen has lost.

Maths: We will be learning about fractions of an amount and a shape. We will be revisiting arrays using repeated addition to answer a multiplication calculation and we will be solving division problems by using a new written method.

Theme: We be continuing to compare Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, focussing on the Victorian era in History. We will be making and evaluating our bottle monarchs in DT. We are continuing to look at the United Kingdom and it countries and capital cities.

Spring Term 1 - 2021

During our lockdown period in Spring 1, our Theme was:

Our ‘Exspelliarmous’ theme was such an enjoyable theme. All children at home and at school relished in all things magical. We have solved mathematical problems for wizards including sharing ingredients for potions. In English, we focused on story writing. We were left the magical story of ‘Winnie the Witch and the Midnight Dragon’ from our very own Year 1 dragons, who hatched from eggs, which magically appeared one day!

In theme, we completed an artist study. We looked closely at the work of Jackson Pollock and recreated his art in a variety of different ways. We investigated the best material to make a roof out of for a dragon’s den. We discovered that there are many different materials that are waterproof but a plastic roof would be the best material for our toy dragons.

Autumn Term 2 - 2020

We need a hero! 

This half term we have been learning about real life heroes and the important roles they do.  Through our PDL learning we have been talking about how to keep ourselves safe and healthy and the responsibilities that we have towards this. We spent a lot of time discussing stranger danger and who would be a safe stranger if you were to be lost or needed help. 

We celebrated the end of this theme with a ‘Real life’ hero dress up day and made posters to say thank you to our heroes.

 

We also took part in ‘Pyjama Day’ to raise money for Cancer Research.


Autumn Term 1 - 2020

This half term, we have been learning all about different animals we can have as pets. In Science, we have been identifying and classifying which animals are birds, reptiles, fish, mammals and amphibians. In Art, we have been practising sketching skills – using shading, hatching and light and dark lines to give the animals from the Gruffalo story fur, skin or feathers. For our final piece of art work, we drew our own pets or a pet we would like when we’re grown up. We tried to use all of the skills we had been taught. Our Art learning has been on display in our classrooms and some of our pictures will be on display in the corridor after half term.

In our theme learning, we have been thinking about our feelings. We have been discussing a range of different emotions from happy, sad, excited, embarrassed, angry and worried. We have talked about how it is okay to experience all of these feelings and about different strategies to help us manage our emotions. We discovered the most important thing is to talk about our feelings with others as it helps to make us feel better