Year 1 and 2 Spring Term 2022
Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 1 and 2 during the Spring Term, we would first of all like to welcome you- 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 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.
Spring Term Curriculum
We hope that you have had an enjoyable and restful Christmas holiday. Our new Spring Term topic is called 'Let's explore China.' We will be looking at city and rural life in China and contrasting this with the United Kingdom. We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year and exploring other traditions and customs through our Art and Design Technology lessons. 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, Christmas, Parables and Miracles. We will focus on the following ...
Throughout all of these units the children will be taught how to :
This half term we will be learning about animals and humans. The children will ...
As part of our topic we will be identifying where China is on a globe compared to the UK. We will focus on a rural/ city location in China and contrast this with a rural/city location within the UK. We will have the opportunity to explore Chinese culture and traditions and o celebrate the Chinese New Year on the 1st February.
The children will take part in PE sessions with Mr Gaffney and their class teacher. They will be taught the skills of gymnastics and agility.
We will be following the Charanga Music scheme. The unit we will cover this term is called 'I Wanna be in a Band' All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: I Wanna Be In a Band which is a Rock song written especially for children. In this song the children will learn about singing and playing together in an ensemble. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, the children will listen and appraise classic Rock songs. 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 'Let's Explore China'. The children will create their own Chinese Dragons and Chinese Lanterns within art. They will also have the opportunity to taste and make a variety of foods native to China.
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.
Mrs Collins' class: Monday
Miss Daniels' class: Tuesday
Miss Brandon's class: Tuesday
Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on the day they have PE
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