Year 1/2 - Rowan, Cedar and Maple
Spring Term 2020
As the weather gets warmer, we will be beginning a Plants topic. In Science we will be learning all about plants and carrying out a variety of experiments, while we pick up the plant theme in our Art work by learning about and studying the artist Rousseau. This work will culminate in the most amazing and detailed pictures which we will share with you before the end of the year.
Our Geography picks up on the vegetation, as well as the wildlife, of Kenya! We learn the names and locations of continents and oceans before concentrating on the most fascinating of African countries and noting the vast differences, as well as some similarities, with our own country.
This is a very important term for both our Year 1s and 2s, as we prepare for national testing which takes place the following term. Reading at home becomes more important than ever to supplement the specific teaching of phonics and comprehension strategies to give children the confidence they need. In Maths the children are tackling more challenges as they apply the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to different problems.
In P.E. we will be developing our ball skills and creating gymnastics routines, while in ICT we immerse ourselves in the exciting world of programming, using programmable toys and the free-to-download visual programming application, Scratch. You can support your child by downloading this at home too. PSHE concentrates on medicine and friendships while RE focuses on Muslim celebrations.
We have more exciting events and visitors planned, including entering a national poetry competition, so watch this space throughout the term ...
As always, if you have any questions, we would be more than happy to speak to you. We hope your child enjoys their learning as much as we enjoy our teaching!
Mr Leach, Mrs Laycock, Miss Arndt & Mrs Foulkes.