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Class Two: Year 1

 Welcome to Year 1!

 Summer 2

This half term our new topic is The Royal Family.

During our topic we will learn about the Queen’s Royal Family Tree. We will learn about some royal traditions and recent events that have happened during the children’s lifetime.

In Geography we will find out about and locate the homes of the Royal Family. We will look at where London and Buckingham Palace is and compare it to where we live.

During music we will be learning to sing the National Anthem.

ICT skills we will continue to look at e-safety and refresh what we need to do to stay safe when using the internet.  We will practice creating more complex algorithms and learn how to de-bug these.

In art we will be drawing portraits of others, thinking about the detail and features that we need to carefully sketch. In Design and technology we will be designing and creating our own family crest, taking inspiration from the Royal Coat Of Arms.

In RE we will be learning about the beliefs and traditions of the Jewish community.

In P.E we will be making the most of the summer weather (fingers crossed) by working on athletics skills and practising for our Sport’s Day activities along with learning how to play Tennis.

P.E continues to be on a Monday and Friday, so please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them for the whole week. To be prepared for all weathers, please could your child bring to school black shorts, a plain white t-shirt and trainers.

With the hot weather now returning a sun hat would ensure your child stays cooler in warmer weather.  Please could you also apply sun cream before school, your child is allowed to bring sun cream into school to apply at lunch. The bottle must be named and your child has to be able to apply the cream themselves.  We do have some cream available at school and we will apply it to your child if we feel they need it.  Please let me know if you would prefer this not to happen.  Please can your child bring a waterproof coat with them every day, so we are prepared for all weather!

Mrs Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 

This half term our new topic is Growing

During our topic we will learn about different seeds, plants and trees. We will be looking at what plants need to grow and how we can look after them.

We will be observing over time, the seeds that we have already planted and are caring for in the classroom.  I’m sure the children will keep you updated of their progress!

In RE we will listen to the creation story and then we will be learning about caring for the living world around us.

In Geography we are continuing to learn about and observe changing weather patterns and seasons in the U.K. We will also use maps to locate different towns and cities in the United Kingdom and be looking at the identifying features of different areas e.g cliffs, hills, rivers.

During music we will be learning some songs about plants and growing.  We will be learning to use instruments to play a steady beat and a rhythm.

ICT skills- We will return to e-safety and refresh what we need to do to stay safe when using the internet. 

In art we will be using different techniques and materials to create pieces of work, inspired by the nature around us.  We will be looking at contrasting colours and creating a piece of felt work.

P.E continues to be on a Monday and Friday, so please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them for the whole week. To be prepared for all weathers, please can your child have tracksuit bottoms, a long sleeved top and trainers, so that we can still do our P.E outside when possible. Please could your child also have black shorts and a plain white t-shirt and plimsolls for when we do P.E indoors.

It is also the term where a sun hat would ensure your child stays cooler in warmer weather.  Please could you also apply sun cream that lasts the day.  We do have some cream available at school and we will apply it to your child if we feel they need it.  Please let me know if you would prefer this not to happen.  Please can you also ensure that your child has a waterproof coat with them every day, so we can be ready for whatever weather!

 

Mrs Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2  

This half term our new topic is “Homes.”

During our topic we will learn about different types of homes and the materials from which they are made. We will be considering the properties of different types of materials and what job they are good for.

This will fit perfectly with our DT where we will be designing and building different types of homes using a range of materials.

In Art we will be look at the different effects we can make using a pencil, through shading techniques and the amount of pressure we use.

In RE we will be learning about the Christian celebration of “Easter”. We will revisit the Easter story and think more carefully about the symbols and meaning of Easter.

 Through History we will look at houses in the past and how certain household items are different today. If any Grandparents have pictures or older household items that we could look at please do let us know!

In Geography we will be looking at different homes around the world identifying how they are adapted to the location that they are in. We will continue to learn about the countries that are in the United Kingdom and will be able to find the capital cities for each country on a map.

ICT skills will be linked to our houses theme, we will use the computers to create pictures and practice our typing skills to write descriptions to accompany them.

P.E continues to be on a Monday and Friday, so please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them for the whole week. To be prepared for all weathers, please can your child have tracksuit bottoms, a long sleeved top and trainers, so that we can still do our P.E outside when possible. Please could your child also have black shorts, a plain white t-shirt and plimsolls for when we do P.E indoors.

 

Mrs Hall

 We made tipi's in Design and Technology.  

 

 

 

Spring 1 

This half term our new topic is Helping Others in the Community!

We are going to be supporting three charities this half term which are: Middlesbrough Food Bank, RSPCA in Great Ayton, and Bridgehouse Mission.

During our topic we will learn about how to help others around us and how other people help us.

In Geography we will be have a look at the world on maps and globes and learn about the seven seas and continents.

During music we will be exploring musical instruments and looking at how we can change the sound of an instrument by playing it in different ways.

In Computing we will look at programming using the programme CODE. This will help us learn how to make an algorithm and begin to practice de-bugging.

In Art and Design and D&T we will be focusing on the artist Vincent Van Gogh, we will look at the style that Van Gogh painted in and will use different media to create pieces of art. To support our chosen charities we will also be creating a crocheted blanket which we will donate to the homeless.

In RE we will be talking about God and asking the question ‘what makes some places sacred to believers?’

In P.E we will be looking at Gymnastics and Games and Skills. P.E is on Monday and Friday, so please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them for the whole week. Please could your child have black shorts and a plain white t-shirt for Gymnastics on Monday and for Friday could your child have some trainers or plimsolls for games and skills.

Please can you ensure that your child has a waterproof coat with them everyday, so we can be ready for whatever weather!

 

Mrs Hall

KS1 - TOPIC PLAN

February 2019

 We have had a very busy month so far, we have had all three of our charities come in to visit us this month. We found it very interesting to learn about what happens to the  food we donated once the Food Bank took it away. The children came up with lots of interesting questions to ask Soroush when he came to visit. 

                                                                                                    

 

 

The RSPCA came in and told us all about the animals that they help to look after. The children were very interested to know  how many and what kind of animals they have at Great Ayton RSPCA. Through selling the dog treats the children have managed to raise £29.80 for the RSPCA at Great Ayton. The manager was very impressed and ask the children which animal they wanted the money to be spent on. The children decided they wanted the money to help all the animals. Well done all of KS1!

 

February 2019

 We had a open morning, to show parents and grandparents all the different activities that we have been doing to help our three charities. 

The children loved showing everyone around and were very keen to get our visitors involved in the activities that we had out. In particular the baking of dog treats was a huge hit. 

We managed to gather a huge amount of donations for all the three charities, that will all be put towards good causes. 

 

 

                                                                 

 

                                                                                              

 

 

 

 

 Autumn 2 

This half term our new topic is Electricity!

During our topic we will learn about electricity and what we need it for and where it comes from.

In Geography we will be have a look at electricity around the world and if all of the countries have access to it like we do.

During music we will continue to work on our music skills and we will be practicing for the KS1 Nativity.

IT skills we will get the children familiar with using computers and logging on and learning how to use the computers to complete work about Electricity and light.

In Art and Design and D&T we will be creating lovely paintings and drawings of fireworks and we will be designing and making stained glass windows. 

In RE we will be talking about God and asking the question ‘Why does Christmas matter to Christians?'

In P.E we will be looking at Dance and Games and Skills. P.E is on Monday and Friday, so please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them for the whole week. Please could your child have black shorts and a plain white t-shirt and plimsolls for when we do P.E indoors. 

Please can you ensure that your child has a waterproof coat with them everyday, so we can be ready for whatever weather!

 

Mrs Hall 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 

This half term our new topic is the Farming Fun!

During our topic we will learn about farms and what we need farms for and what grows on the farms. 

In Geography we will be focusing on what farms are like around the world. We will discuss their similarities and differences to UK farms.

During music we will learn some songs about farms and the animals that live on them.

IT skills we will get the children familiar with using computers and logging on and learning how to draw and type on the computers about farms.

In Art and Design and D&T we will be creating lovely paintings and drawings of farms and their produce as well as making our own bread using the grains from a farm.

In RE we will be talking about God and asking the question ‘Who do Christians say made the world?'

In P.E we will be looking at Dance and Games and Skills. P.E is on Monday and Friday, so please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them for the whole week. Please could your child have black shorts and a plain white t-shirt and plimsolls for when we do P.E indoors. We will be hopefully be spending some of our PE sessions outside so to be prepared for all weathers, please can your child have tracksuit bottoms, a long sleeved top and trainers, for when we do PE outside.

Please can you ensure that your child has a waterproof coat with them everyday, so we can be ready for whatever weather!

 

Mrs Hall

 

To view the topic plan for Class 2 Year 1 click the link below:

 

 

 

 

     

Our topic this half term is Farm Fun, in art we have worked with the Year Two's to create a farm collage.

 

 

 

We have been looking at the story Farmer Duck, we have learnt the story by using actions to help us tell it. We have used the story of Farmer

Duck in our writing by looking at how the characters are feeling, thinking and saying and we have even wrote our own farm stories.  

 

 

  

Year One and Year Two had a visit from a local farmer, Mr Petch. He came into tell us all about farming and what he does on his farm. It was very interesting to find out about all the different crops that Mr Petch grows and what he has to do from planting to harvesting the crops. We came up with some questions to ask Mr Petch, he was very helpful answering these giving us lots of new facts to learn.  

We have been learning about harvest and its importance to us. We went to church to celebrate harvest and to give thanks for all the food that has been grown. Year One were keen to find out if other counties celebrate harvest too. We looked at Africa and found out that they also celebrate harvest but they do this in a different way to us. We learnt that they have a special harvest dance called 'Akonkon' they use this dance as a way to say thank you for the food that has been grown. We made up our own 'Akonkon' dances in the classroom, the children had lots of fun working in groups to come up with their dance moves.