Year 1 and 2 is taught by Miss H and supported by Mrs Rouse. On a Tuesday afternoon, Mrs Rouse teaches the class.
Long Term Plan
Spring 2 2022
Emerald class have been so resilient this half term and have worked hard despite Covid and chickenpox!
In English, the children learnt how to write persuasive letters and they were very convincing at giving reasons for getting a pet and also luckily managed to convince us to keep breaktime. Persuasive writing was a new text type for the children and we were so impressed with their great letters. They also read the book 'Lila and the secret of rain' and were able to use some great description about the Kenyan landscape.
In maths, the children have looked at shape, graphs and measure. Year 1 children explored measuring things in different ways and comparing amounts. Year 2 learnt about different graphs and charts and were able to gather data and record this in many ways. All the children loved using Geoboards to make different shapes. Who would have thought irregular pentagons could look so different!
We have had a really arty half term and have had lots of fun with clay (us more than the cleaner). We have learnt how to make a clay slab and create decorations both on the surface and using inlaying. We explored using stories for inspiration and also different coloured clays to show contrast. We had the best time using different tools to create pattern and texture and learnt techniques like pinching, pulling and rolling. The children also explored traditional Aboriginal art. They learnt that symbols tell stories and experimented with their own symbols and patterns which they later used to create a digeridoo!
In music we have been looking at composition and improvisation. We looked at some graphic scores and began to think about what music looks like when written down. We created our own rhythm grids.
In computing, we chose or created our own maths problem and learnt how to upload it to turn into a QR code ready for the older children to find. Some of use even managed to record our instructions!
We have had lots of time in the woods this half term but year 2 also had the chance to explore yoga. Here is our ready position. Bring on Summer 1!
Spring 1 2022
Emerald class have worked incredibly hard this half term. In English, the children looked at the story 'The owl who was afraid of the dark'. They started the unit by overcoming their own fears with a scary feely-bag challenge. They then wrote some incredible stories about animals who overcame their own fears.
After finishing their stories, they found out even more about barn owls in a non-chronological report unit. They used what they had found out to create their own polar and rainforest animal reports linking to our Geography unit of climates around the world.
In DT, the children tasted, designed and created their own dip. They were very brave tasting lots of different things and had a great time inventing their own dips. Luckily, we had learnt all about hygiene in science by doing germ experiments so knew how important it was to wash our hands before beginning the food preparation!
The year 2 children were very excited when they found out they were doing gymnastics for PE. They became experts at creating different shapes with their bodies and had a great time using the equipment.
Emerald class have also really enjoyed their weekly badminton sessions.
The children have absolutely loved their time in Wild Woods. They cannot decide if they love climbing trees, den building, creating delicious muddy dinners in the mud kitchen, creating habitats for animals or chilling in the hammock the most!
Autumn 1 2021
The children have settled well into Emerald class and have had an exciting first term. The children have been developing their reading and have been showing some great coaching in partner work!
In English, the children learnt the Enormous Turnip story which they performed in the Harvest Festival. They worked hard to speak clearly and with expression. The children then looked at instruction texts. They modelled how to brush a baby dinosaur's teeth and wrote their own instructions that included their own editing. Here are some examples.
In maths this term, the children have looked at number and have explored numbers in different ways using different resources.
The children built some amazing houses at home and set fire to them on the playground to help imagine what the Great fire of London would have looked like and factors that made the fire spread. They sequenced the events of the fire, looked at sources and began to think about when the fire was linking it to timelines. The children created their own Great Fire of London scenes.
In art, the children have been learning about printmaking. They looked at stencils and made their own collagraph blocks which they used for rubbings and printing. They were able to choose their materials and after printing, discussed the effectiveness of their block.
In RE, the children have been learning about Baptism in the church and considered the feeling of belonging. Here are some sculptures the children built showing a place they feel welcome.
Autumn 2 2021
In English, the children wrote their own poems and then wrote some exciting adventure stories about Spy Fox. Later in the half term, the children looked at posters and found out the features needed to make a poster. They then created information posters on Lenny Henry and posters to advertise the KS1 nativity!
Emerald class and Ruby class had great fun practising and performing the nativity too. This was their first big performance to a live audience in main classes and they had to be very brave. In music, the children focused on the songs for the show and learnt all about the importance of projecting so the audience can hear clearly.
In geography, the children learnt all about the United Kingdom and it's four countries. We looked at atlases, globes and online maps and researched facts about the different countries and capitals. We looked more closely at London and made some great sculptures of famous landmarks - can you guess what they are?
In DT, we designed and created our own Christmas stockings. This was very tricky as we had to sew round the edge but we were very resilient. Have a look at some that we created!