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Summer Term 2018 in Y1/2

 

General notices:

  • We have PE on Tuesdays with Premier Sports and Thursdays. This term we are focusing on athletics and striking/fielding games. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school on these days. As the weather gets nicer, we will be using outside as much as possible to make sure that appropriate kit is in school.
  • Spellings will come home each week on a Monday and then will be tested the following Monday.
  • Number facts tests will be on a Monday in maths groups.
  • Reading books can be changed on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Remember to keep up the reading! Record each time that you read with your child in their reading record. Those children that read 5 times in the week will be rewarded with a stamp in their book and a sticker on the 5 Star Reader chart. Each half-term we will celebrate those children who have consistently been 5 Star Readers!

The Tiny Seed!

This half-term our topic is The Tiny Seed. Please have a look at the overview below to find out what we will be learning.

In topic we will be:

  • Growing our own plants from seeds and finding out what plants need to grow healthily.
  • Looking at the work of Van Gogh, Monet and Georgia O'Keefe and using different materials to create our own work inspired by them.
  • Learning about the different parts of a plant and what they do.
  • Going on a plant hunt in school to see what different plants we can find and identify.
  • Creating natural artwork outside.
  • Learning about the life-cycle of a plant.
  • Observing plants and seeds carefully before drawing what we can see.

In English we will be:

  • Writing instructions on how to plant a sunflower seed and creating our own seed packets.
  • Retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk using Talk for Writing.
  • Writing our own version of Jack and the Beanstalk, including a change.
  • Writing letters between Jack and the Giant.
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