KS1 - Year 1/2
Welcome to our Year 1/2 class page ...
Year 1/2’s class teachers are Mrs Sample and Mrs Hogg.
We have focused lessons daily which include; phonics, literacy, maths and RE as well as lots of opportunities to learn through play. PE and Spanish lessons are weekly. As in Reception, the children are given time in the provision areas to complete challenges and initiate their own learning through play.
We will be exploring two fantastic topics this term. In the first half term, children will study Land Ahoy! followed by Bright Lights, Big City in the second half of the term. We link and incorporate our 17 Sustainable Development Goals into our work.
RE will follow the 'Come and See' approach in which the Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses the search for meaning in life, God’s initiative in Revelation who comes to meet us and our response of faith. This pattern guides the structure of the programme and informs the process of each topic, opened up through; Explore, Reveal and Respond.
We invite you into class every Wednesday morning from 8:45 to read with your child. This session is a great opportunity to find out about your child's favourite story and to become familiar with the ORT reading scheme we use. The session will end at 9:30.
Please make sure that your children bring their book bags to school every day.
We follow the Read, Write Inc scheme in small focused groups. Read Write Inc. sessions are held at 9.00am daily. During the phonics sessions children learn new sounds with corresponding pictures. The children practice segmenting and blending words and writing them. Children move through the coloured books and learn more sounds as they go.
Autumn 1 – Land Ahoy!
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Arrr... me hearties, – it’s a sailor’s life for me! Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the world – just like local hero Captain Cook. Thar’s land ahead, me buckos! Let’s get t’ship t’port.
Science – Investigating Materials
RE – Beginnings and Signs and Symbols (Baptism)
Autumn 2 – Bright Lights, Big City
What do you know about England's capital city? Let's find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks. Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and…enjoy the ride!
Science – Habitats and the Weather
RE - Advent