Year 1 and 2 Autumn Term 2021
As we start the Autumn Term, we would just like to thank everyone for supporting our school Motto:
‘Together with Christ Everyone Achieves More’
We know that last year was unusual with the pandemic lockdown, but we hope that we can enjoy our return to school for the start of our new school year. It is however still important that we follow the school Risk Assessment. Can I take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support.
Autumn Term Curriculum
Our topic this half term is 'Marvellous Me' We will explore the topic through all areas of the curriculum. We will share many texts from a variety of genres based around the theme to support our learning. We will be exploring our local area, our families and realising how amazing we really are. We will continue to follow our Read, Write, Inc programme and Literacy and Language programme on a daily basis with the children. The children will also be working to improve their grammar, handwriting and spelling.
The children will participate in weekly Holy times and assemblies as well as weekly lessons based around the life of Jesus. We will also be sending our prayer bag home with the children. This is an opportunity for you to share a special Holy time with your child at home which they can then share with us in school.
In RE this half term we will be focusing on our faith This will be done through the following units, creation, families and celebrations and prayer...
Throughout all of these units the children will be taught how to :
This half term we will be learning about our bodies and our senses. The unit will teach the children the names for the different parts of our bodies and just how marvellous our bodies are. We will explore all of our five senses through practical activities such as sensory boards, taste tests etc.
As part of our topic we will be focusing on our families, our homes and the area where we live. We will also be exploring the cultural diversity of our City and taking part in events for the City of Culture.
The children will take part in PE sessions with Mr Gaffney and their class teacher who will teach the children the skills of ball control, playing team games and developing balance and co-ordination.
We will be following the Charanga Music scheme. The unit we will cover this term is called 'Hands, Feet, Heart' All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Hands, Feet, Heart - a song that celebrates South African Music. Throughout the lessons the children will learn about pulse, rhythm and pace. They will also develop their skills of appraising music.
In computing we will be looking at how we can sort data in a variety of ways such as sorting, data handling and pictograms.
Art and Design Technology
We are focusing our work on our theme 'Marvellous Me'. The children will create their own self portraits, make a 3D clay model of their faces and make an emotions mask.
Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Classroom doors open at 8.30 am and the register will be taken at 8.55 am, anyone arriving after this time will be late.
Please read with your child daily and write a comment in their reading diary every night to show
that they have been reading at home.
All children will take part in PE lessons.
Miss Daniels class: Monday
Mrs Collins class: Tuesday
Miss Brandon class: Tuesday
Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on the day they have PE
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