Here’s what to expect before Christmas

ENGLISH

This half term we will begin by learning and performing a story called Into The Forest. We will be using the book in Art to design our own forest scene. The children will be retelling the story in writing and some of us will innovate the story, creating new characters and changing other events in the tale, including conversations and the setting. A small group of children will be writing Hansel and Gretel. Before Christmas we will be learning to write instructions.

Children will continue learning key word spellings, common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and some of us are already learning to join.

We will be learning to use conjunctions well this half term and will continue learning to read and edit our writing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

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MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Know and use ordinal numbers; understand that 2-digit numbers are made from some 10s and some 1s; Understand place value using 10p and 1p coins; find and record all possible amounts using 10p and 1p coins; find 10p more and 10p less; Find 10 more and 10 less

Add and subtract 10, 20 and 30 to any 2-digit number; Add and subtract 11, 21, 12 and 22 to any 2-digit number; Solve addition and subtractions by counting on and back in 10s then in 1s; solve addition and subtraction problems using concrete and pictorial representations

Understand and use terms and vocabulary associated with position, direction and movement; Measure lengths using uniform units; Begin to measure in centimetres and metres

Add and subtract 2-digit numbers; Solve addition and subtraction problems using concrete and pictorial representations; Add near doubles to double 15; Add several small numbers spotting near doubles or pairs to 10, etc.

Count in 2s, 5s and 10s from zero; Count in multiples of 2p, 5p and 10p; Number sequences of 2s, 5s and 10s; Find the totals of coins and ways to make an amount; Use coins to make given amounts of money

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for Living Things:

Children write down examples of things that are alive and things that are not. They explain their choices and see if others agree. Children go on a hunt to find as many different living and non-living things as they can. Children are introduced to the words ʻclassifyingʼ and ʻclassificationʼ and to the idea of ʻonce-livingʼ and ʻnever-livingʼ objects.

Ask children to think of the similarities and differences between a baby doll and a real baby. Children make a checklist of things that living thing can do. They explore a selection of mechanical objects and talk about how some non-living things can be similar to living things despite not being alive. As a group, come up with a set of guidelines to determine what makes something alive and then create a collage to cover each part of the checklist.

The teacher shows children pictures of themselves when they were younger and talk about how they have changed, how the children themselves have changed and how they will continue to change. Children bring in baby pictures of themselves and use as a class display. Ask other members of staff to bring in their baby pictures and play a guessing game. Children look for features that have stayed the same and features that have changed.

Children discuss how animals and humans often look like their parents and that some baby animals are called different things to their parents e.g. cats have kittens. They research one animal that looks similar to its parent and one that does not and present their facts in groups to the class

Children discuss how seeds and plants grow to look like the parent plant. The teacher selects one child to identify an animal and another to find its baby/adult pair. Children then choose an animal or plant to research and make a zig-zag book showing its life stages.

Children will imagine they are curators of a natural history museum and are organising an exhibition so must prepare an information board for visitors. Children use photo cards and categorise their exhibit into living things, non-living things and things that have never been alive. Children place the boards around the class and have a ʻgrand openingʼ, reading and giving each other feedback on their work.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is World Kitchen. We are learning about where in the world food comes from and we will be cooking some delicious dishes. We have already made pizzas, apple muffins, gingerbread men, cookies and a healthy salad. We have used maps and atlases to learn about farm locations in the UK. We have also learnt about the hatting industry in Denton and learnt about where the factories once where and who the owners were.

RE

Our learning this term is about what it means to be a Muslim and what do Muslims believe. We will be comparing Muslims to Christian people and looking at celebrations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zj3d7ty/resources/1

PE

This half term we will be improving our gymnastic skills and continuing with developing our dance skills.

PSHE

The theme is Getting On and Falling Out. The children are learning about how to deal with their emotions and work well with others. We explored this during Friendship Day and the importance of kindness, which is one of our Golden Rules.

MUSIC

All the learning is focused around the Christmas production: The Magical Christmas Journey.

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

YEAR 2

Welcome back everyone! Here is what to expect in Year 2. Let’s make it amazing!

ENGLISH

This half term we will begin by learning and performing a rhyming story called Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli. We will be using the book to design our own monster and then describe it using adjectives. Following on from this we will be reading The Stinky Cheese Man and comparing it to The Gingerbread Man. The children will be retelling the story in writing and some of us will innovate the story, creating a new main character and changing other events in the tale.

Children will continue learning key word spellings, common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and some of us are already learning to join.

We will be learning to use conjunctions well this half term and will continue learning to read and edit our writing.

We will also be learning to write instructions in the form of recipes, as we will be making mini pizzas and mini apple muffins as part of our Creative Curriculum topic.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Estimate and count a number of objects up to 100; locate numbers on 0−100 beaded lines and 1−100 squares; compare pairs of numbers and find a number in between; order three numbers, order 2-digit numbers

Revise number bonds to 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; know number bonds to 10 and begin to learn related subtraction facts; know multiple of 10 number bonds to 100, learn bonds to 20, rehearse number bonds to 10 and 20 using stories

Double numbers to double 15, use patterns in number bonds, use number bonds to solve more difficult additions, to subtract and to solve additions bridging 10

Sort 2D shapes according to symmetry properties using Venn diagrams, identify right angles and sort shapes using Venn diagrams, recognise squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, ovals and hexagons, investigate which tessellate, sort shapes and objects using a two-way Carroll diagram

Begin to mark numbers on a landmarked line, compare and order numbers, using < and > signs, work systematically to find all possible inequalities, find 1 and 10 more or less using the 100-square, find 10 more and 10 less than any 2-digit number

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for Feeding and Exercise:

Children imagine they are shipwrecked on a desert island and, in groups, write a ʻmessage in a bottleʼ to be kept for future reference, detailing what they think they will need to survive. Children learn about the fundamental things needed for survival and how long humans can live without air, water and food.

Children consider that food can be divided into different categories: plant, animal and a mixture of plant and animal-based food. Children look back at the terms ʻomnivoreʼ, ʻherbivoreʼ and ʻcarnivoreʼ and their respective diets and explore the ingredients and origins of food.

Children learn about the conditions on board ships hundreds of years ago and the goat that sailed with Captain Cook for two years. They think about what goats eat and recap their learning about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Children sort animals into these three categories and then play a food chain game.

Children think about the term ʻfood chainʼ and conduct an investigation into a food chain, testing different bird food to see which food birds like best. They monitor the feeding stations and record their results.

Children create a diet and exercise plan before reviewing their ʻmessage in a bottleʼ as a recap on what animals need to survive. Children then think about how sometimes too much food can be unhealthy and discuss the importance of eating a variety of healthy food. In groups, children create a realistic diet and exercise plan for unhealthy people to follow for a day.

Children are reminded of the importance of exercise and eating the right amounts of different food. They think about how environment can influence health too and the importance of good food storage and personal hygiene. They role play being food safety officers looking at unhygienic take-away kitchens and create a poster to display in the class which focuses on one unhealthy thing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is World Kitchen. We are learning about where in the world food comes from and we will be cooking some delicious dishes. We have already made mini pizzas and will be making apple muffins soon. We designed some super monsters too after reading and performing Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli.

RE

Our learning this term is about what it means to be a Muslim and what do Muslims believe. We will be comparing Muslims to Christian people and looking at celebrations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zj3d7ty/resources/1

PE

Every Monday this half term we have a Dance Coach, Hannah, and we have started to learn some awesome routines in our crews. Gymnastics will continue with Mrs Muir on a Tuesday.

PSHE

The theme is New Beginnings. The children are learning about how to adapt to the changes in a new year group. The children have also created some personal and class targets as part of our ongoing work for Investors in Pupils.

MUSIC

All the learning is focused around one song: Hands, Feet, Heart. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.