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Year 1/2 - Rowan, Cedar and Maple

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Welcome to children and parents of Rowan, Cedar and Maple classes. All teachers would like to take the opportunity to say how well the children are settling down. The pace of work is naturally harder as the children step up into new year groups but they are all adapting well and making improvements every day. We are very proud of their progress so far and the corridor seems to buzz with happiness and activity.


Autumn Term 2018

This is an exciting term with plenty of interesting activities for the children (and staff) to get their teeth into!


In English, we are really promoting reading and are writing for all sorts of purposes linked to enjoyable books. We joined in with the national 'Roald Dahl' day and are encouraging the children to bring in and share their favourite books with the class.


Our Maths this term has a strong focus on place value. We aim for the children to gain a thorough understanding of what numbers really mean, by representing them in different ways and using practical apparatus, decomposing them into different parts and looking at the relationships between them. 


We are looking at Belonging in RE and examining what it means to belong to different groups. Our Art work focuses on the sculpture all around us, and we are hoping to visit the Antony Gormley statues as part of this study, as well as getting our hands a little dirty when making our own clay models (don't worry - aprons will be worn!). Our Science begins with ourselves as humans, then branches out to studying animals. This always proves a popular element of scientific study, and again we are aiming to enrich this experience with an educational trip or visit. In Geography again we stay close to home as we look in detail at the UK, while in Music our topic is called 'Hey You' and will lead into Christmas songs and putting on a concert.


Our ICT work will focus on keeping ourselves safe, and enhancing our other topic studies by researching and presenting through a variety of media. In P.E. we are dancing and jumping (not at the same time though!) Our Year 2s also have an upcoming opportunity to bring their bikes to school and receive expert help in learning to ride their bike or increasing their cycling skills. And, of course, everyone is involved in our Walk/Bike/Scoot to school initiatives and our Wheelie Wednesdays!


Finally, we have some lovely Curriculum enrichment activities up our sleeve. We will be studying other cultures, taking part in workshops and watching a fabulous performance by an African theatre company. Towards Christmas, we have our annual visiting production who will treat us to a pantomime, and the children will of course have opportunities to design and make Christmas crafts.


If you have any questions or queries, don't hesitate to contact us - we see our relationships with parents as a partnership. After all, we all want the best for your children.


Mr Leach, Mrs Laycock, Miss Arndt & Mrs Foulkes.





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