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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 striking and 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.
  • 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!

A Bug's Life!

This half-term our topic is A Bug's Life. Please have a look at the overview below to find out what we will be learning.

In topic we will be:

  • Sorting and identifying different objects based on living, dead or never alive
  • Designing and creating our own minibeast homes and designing animal friendly environments
  • Classifying different animals based on their similarities and learning about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores
  • Using clay to create minibeast models
  • Looking at the work of Matisse to inspire our art work
  • A Minibeast Music afternoon! Composing and using instruments to accompany videos and pictures of different minibeasts.

In English we will be:

  • Writing recounts of the different special days and trips over the half-term
  • Writing poetry based on different minibeasts
  • Looking at the book "Superworm" and creating our own superhero insect adventures!
  • Creating minibeast top trump cards to play and share with others
We will be visiting Attenborough Nature Reserve on a trip to go pond dipping and minibeast hunting (further information to follow).