Year 1/2 - Cedar and Maple
Autumn Term 2020
We would like to welcome you to Cedar and Maple this year. After what was a difficult end to the previous school year, we are delighted to be able to welcome the children back to school. We will spend the first couple of days getting to know the children, explaining routines and easing the children back into the school environment. We are confident that the children will adapt to all of our small changes to the school day with ease.
We will be starting the year by taking a long, hard look at ourselves. In Science we will be learning all about the human body, and our senses, and carrying out a variety of experiments. We cannot wait to share some of the amazing artwork the children produce this year with you. We will be developing our drawing and sketching techniques, while considering how we can effectively use paint in a piece of artwork.
Our Geography topic will be taking us on an adventure through the United Kingdom. The children will be learning about the geographical aspects of the UK. We will be using atlases, river and county maps to help the children develop their understanding about the UK. We are excited to be able to show the children where Lydiate is on a map of the UK.
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 locomotion (dodging and running) and gymnastic skills, while in computing 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 activities planned, 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, Mr Hannaford and Mrs Smith