Archived Y1/2 Miss Fowler (2019/20)

Welcome to Year 1/2

We have 26 children in Year 1/2, 12 Year 1’s and 14 Year 2’s. Our Teaching assistant is Mrs Hornsby. Mrs Devlin takes the children on a morning.

PE

Our PE days are on a Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure your children bring their PE kit and a bottle of water.  Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school on those days clearly named to save any confusion. Their PE kit is to stay in school and they will bring it home at the end of each half term.

Home Reading

In school children will read with an adult at least 3 times a week. Please make sure that children have their reading books in school every day. Children should read their books every night at home and we encourage you to sign their reading record every time they do

Times Tables

It is also very important that your child knows their times tables as they help with almost every area of maths. They can practice at home on Times Table Rockstars.

Spellings

The children will be given spellings on a Monday and we will complete a spelling test on a Friday. Even though we complete lots of spelling activities during the week, the children are still encouraged to practise their spellings when they are at home.

Year 1/2 – What We Are Learning About

 
This first week we have been reading ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and have enjoyed doing lots of activities around this book. We have made our own 3D crayon, wrote a postcard to Duncan and lots of number work in Maths.
During this term your children will cover a range of different subjects and topics within those.
Geography: Year 1 will be exploring their local environment and Year 2 will be exploring the world, both year groups will be using a lot of map work.
History: Both year groups will be exploring their own history and also looking at the what the local area looked like in the past including types of homes.
Science: Children will be learning all about their bodies and senses and what they are used for.
PE: Children will be completing a dance and gymnastic series of lessons where we will be covering making shapes, balancing and looking at creating a cat dance routine. Children will also be completing in team games.
Computing: We will be programming and debugging beebots to link to our Geography map work. We will also be looking at how to use iPads safely.
Art: We will be looking at the work of Van Gogh and Sarah Bagshaw and recreating some of their finest work.
DT: We will looking at sliders and levers and discussing how they work and creating our own cards using the skills we have learnt.
RE: We will be studying Christianity and in particular studying the Bible.
Every week we complete independent writing within our specific year groups. We will be exploring a range of different books and vocabulary to create a weekly recount.