Welcome to Year 1 and 2!
Here you will find out what we're learning about this term.
Craft and games club will start on Friday 27th April 2018.
We're getting very excited about our Hawse End residential on the 8th May! This is a polite reminder that payment and consent forms must be handed in before 27th April.
In Year 1 and 2 we do our best to be like 'Work-at-it' Wiz. When we are feeling stuck we think about what Wiz would do. If we are worried about something then we let our worry monster eat it.
We will continue to look at some traditional tales. We will learn the story of 'The Three Little Pigs' by heart and come up with our own modern versions of this traditional tale.
We will look at some of the work of poet Spike Milligan and have lots of fun extending poems, learning some by heart and creating our very own.
As a whole school topic, we will do lots of work based on 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'.
We will also be looking at some very humorous stories such as 'Traction Man is Here' by Mini Grey and writing our own humorous stories in a similar style.
Phonics/spelling sessions will run daily and we will have a SPaG focus each week which will be looked at on Mondays.
Science: Our Science topic this term is going to be all about Plants. We will have lots of fun planting our own plants and learning about their parts and development.
In Maths we are going to develop in the following areas:
- mass, capacity and temperature
- place value
- position and direction
- problem solving and efficient methods
Topic: Our topic this term is going to be called 'Magical Mapping' and will involve lots of work looking at our school, local area and our country. We will be walking into the village to do some surveys and map work.
In R.E. we are going to answer the following questions:
- What does prayer mean for Christians and for other faiths?
- What does it mean to belong to the church for Christians?
We will also visit the 'Old White Church' in Beckermet. It will be a ten minute walk and we will have a picnic when we get there. Fingers crossed for nice weather!
Art & Design: We are going to have lots of fun making 'nature sculptures' this term. We will also make some Father's day crafts this term.
Computing: Word processing skills. Using the internet safely. Scratch programming using our new iPads!
P.E. We are very excited to go swimming this term. We will go to St. Bees on Tuesday mornings for our swimming lessons. On Wednesdays, children will take part in multi-sports delivered by an external provider. Please ensure PE kits are always in school and any earrings taken out at home.
Music: We will explore duration, pulse and rhythm, instruments, timbre, tempo and dynamics.
French - Specialist teacher Madame Wray
Homework: Children who read at home five times a week will receive a sticker for their 'Strive for 5!' chart. Children also have a phonics card to practise with at home. Children will be given their spellings on Mondays. Half of these will be tested on Wednesdays and half on Fridays. Children will receive activities (usually a word search) to complete which will aid the learning of spellings.
We also subscribe to a virtual learning site called, Education city. The children have all been given individual user ID and passwords so they can access the site at home.
Lake District Wildlife Park 27th March 2018
We had a fantastic day at the Wildlife Park!
World Book Day 2018!
We've had a fantastic day dressed up as our favourite book characters!
Today (8th February) we went to Tullie House. We had lots of fun learning about toys from the past!
Today (7th February) we went to Church. The Reverend Riley met us there and told us all about Baptisms.
We've been to China! Have a look at our great pictures...
We have made some Pumpkin soup then had some with a bread roll. Pumpkin seeds were everywhere!
We have been on a 'sense walk' around Beckermet. Whilst walking through the village we had to make notes on what we could see, hear, feel and smell. In the morning, we had a taste test in class. We had to close our eyes and guess what we were tasting. We then had to write some sentences describing how they tasted. The lemon juice was quite bitter!