Welcome to Year 1/2G!
Teacher: Miss Griffiths
Spring 2 2020
Welcome back year 1 and 2! I hope you have all had a lovely February half term and had some well deserved rest and a nice break away from your screens. I am looking forward to working with you this half term as we continue to love, learn and grow together. The great news is that from March 8th we are all back in school. The last half term was very different for all of us, but as always, you showed us how resilient you all are and produced some fantastic home learning.
On this class page you will be able to find information about this half terms learning.
At the bottom of this page I have attached this years topic overview and spelling sheets along with some useful links to help you with your learning.
Whilst working at home it is still vital that children are doing lots of reading, whether this be books, newpapers, magazines or on reading eggs online. Spelling lists are attached below and on Seesaw. When we return to school our spelling test will still be on a Friday and homework and reading books will be given out on a Thursday to be returned to school on the Monday.
Joe Wicks is fortunately starting up his PE with Joe sessions again whilst schools are closed on YouTube- this is a great resource to use at home. When school reopens on Monday 8th March, our PE lessons will be on Monday's and Thursday's this half term. Please come into school in your PE kit on those days.
To begin our English learning this half-term, we will be focusing on the funny but educational book Interview with a Tiger by Andy Seed. This is a quirky non-fiction book that lets animals speak for themselves, using the ‘tranimalator’ machine which turns animal sounds into words. Author Andy Seed interviews endangered animals and asks interesting questions so we can learn lots about them. We will be having a virtual author visit where author Andy Seed will tell you a little bit more about himself, his books and endangered animals, you will also have the chance to ask him questions. For our main piece of writing during this topic, we will be creating an informative poster about a chosen endangered animal in character.
We are starting this half term with learning about 2D and 3D shapes where the children will learn how to create new shapes and all about their properties. We will then be moving onto learning about fractions where the children will begin to formally use the written form. In each Maths lesson we will practice our counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s and work on developing our problem solving and reasoning.
Our topic this half term is 'All around the world'. During this unit we will be focusing on music and computing where we will be learning all about music from different cultures and countries all around the world. We will be learning how to use the internet to research and use this to create information PowerPoints and recording using the iPad.
For the first two weeks of the half-term, our Topic focus will be all about endangered animals. We will begin by learning about what an endangered animal is and where they are found. We will start to understand what makes an animal endangered and how we can work together to prevent animals becoming endangered. We will then move on to focussing on 'Seasons', linking this to Geography where we will be looking at weather and climates around the world, we will be identifying the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator, identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom compared to the rest of the world.
We will be focusing on the topic of 'Lent' during Religion this half term. We will be discussing what we already know about Lent and will be leaning about how it is a time to reflect on life, and to prepare for Easter.