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Spring Term 2019 in Y1/2


General notices:

  • This half term we will have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school on these days. As long as the weather is nice, we will be using outside as much as possible.
  • 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. Children will change their books themselves. Please see a member of the KS1 team if there are any issues with this!
  • 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!

Our Big Aussie Adventure!

This term we will be joining the rest of the school with the whole-school topic: Hot and Cold and trying to answer the question: Would you rather live in extreme hot or extreme cold? For the second half-term we will be finding out about one of the hot parts of our world in our topic: Our Big Aussie Adventure! Please have a look at the overview below to find out what we will be learning.

In topic we will be:

  • Asking and answering geographical questions about Australia
  • Comparing and contrasting the UK to Australia
  • Looking at traditional Aboriginal dot paintings and creating our own Aboriginal dot animals on a weaved background
  • Using our enquiry skills to find out about Amy Johnson
  • Investigating what material makes the best aeroplane and collecting and recording our results
  • Finding out about Australian animals and their habitats
  • Creating clay models and using our modellings skills to create an animal and it's habitat

In English we will be:

  • Reading "The Diary of a Wombat" by Jackie French. We will then be writing a sequel in the style of a diary entry
  • Writing a recount of our trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park
  • Creating an information poster about a different animal for our own Greythorn Wildlife Park
Picture 1

Other dates:

Yorkshire Wildlife Park trip (8.3.19)

Opening of our Greythorn Wildlife Park! (afternoon of 4.4.19)