Year 1 and 2 - Autumn Term 2020
Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 1 and 2 during the Autumn Term, we would first of all like to welcome you back to the phase - we hope that we will all be able to work together in the spirit of our school motto:
'Together with Christ Everyone Achieves More'.
We are so very pleased to be welcoming all children in Year 1&2 on Thursday 3rd September 2020 after a long break from traditional education due to Coronavirus guidelines enforced by the Government. In order to re-open safely, we are following a Risk Assessment written for our school, which has been agreed by the Local Authority. The changes we have made within teaching areas, outdoor spaces, for break times and lunchtimes have been carefully planned to ensure maximum safety for all, at all times. With your help in following theses necessary changes, we will be able to support your child's ongoing education more effectively.
Autumn Term Curriculum
Our topic this half term is 'Super Heroes' 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 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 the Old testament stories from the bible. This will be done through the following units...
Throughout all of these units the children will be taught how to :
This half term we will be exploring animals and their habitats. We will be looking at animals and how they change and grow from babies into adults.
As our topic is Super Heroes we will be identifying what makes a super Hero. We will look at people who have helped us such as nurses, doctors, the police, firefighters and teachers .We will also reflect on some key 'Super heroes' from history such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole
We will be following the Charanga Music scheme. The unit we will cover this term is called Hey You and explores a variety of different rap music. The children will learn about pulse and rhythm .
Art and Design Technology
We are looking at the use of art in super hero comics especially the work of American artist Roy Lichtenstein.
Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Classroom doors open at 8.30 am.
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 on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon.
Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on the day they have PE
Miss Daniels Class: Monday afternoon
Mrs Collins Class: Tuesday afternoon
Miss Brandon's Class: Tuesday afternoon