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Year 1/2 - Cedar and Maple

Spring Term 2021


We hope everyone had a lovely break over Christmas and New Year. We hope 2021 holds many exciting adventure and learning opportunities for Cedar and Maple. Unfortunately, it looks like our first half of the Spring Term will be spent learning from home due to the lockdown. However, we will not let this disturb the children's education. We plan to deliver our curriculum like we would if the children were in school. Of course we will tailor everything so it is online-friendly. We know the children will be brilliant and do what they can. As always, Mr Leach and Mr Hannaford are available if any issues arise.


We will be starting the term by exploring animals, including humans. In Science we will be learning all about animals and humans. We will be learning about life cycles and how different animals have babies. It should be a fun unit. We cannot wait to share some of the amazing artwork the children produce this year with you. We will be developing our observational drawing skills. The children will be using different marks to create a variety of pictures.


Our History topic will be taking us on an adventure through time; all the way back to the Crimean War. Florence Nightingale will be the focus of our first half term. We will be learning about who she was and the impact she has had on nursing. In the second half term, we will be turning our attention to The Beatles. This will be an exciting unit and we cannot wait to teach the children about a very famous band.


This is a very important term for both our Year 1s and 2s, as it seems most of it will be spent learning at home. It is very important that the children do what they can at home. We do not want there to be any pressure with the workload. Any work is appreciated so please just do what you can. In English, we will be using the story The Way Home for Wolf, to help us write our own stories and an information text. We hope the children enjoy this as it links nicely with our science learning. In Maths, we will be exploring time and measurement. These are very important aspects of not only the curriculum, but in life as well. We believe these units lend themselves well to home learning. 


In P.E. we will be developing dancing and moving 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





Cedar and Maple 2020-2021

Year 2 Phonics Presentation and Video.


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