Category Archives: Key Stage 1

Y1 Curriculum Update

English

We started our new Project “Senses” with a special senses day. The children completed a range of English based activities about each sense including a bit of food tasting to experience a range of sensations on the tongue…the grapefruit got the best reaction! This week we have started a senses poetry unit so the senses walks in and out of school will support this. We began the unit overloading our senses with a scented classroom filled with textures, sounds and tastes.

 

Maths

We have started to think about multiplication and division through lots of practical tasks involving making groups of and sharing. In multiplication we consider how many groups of something there are e.g there are 3 groups of 10 which makes 30. In division we had to share objects between a given number e.g 12 things shared between 4 gives 3.

Year 2 curriculum update

English

Did you hear the news? Addie the penguin left his egg with us for safe keeping! We researched how he should build his nest, as unfortunately he did not know! After a letter written with explanations of what to do, we then researched how to feed and protect his chick.

Maths

After completing our money project, we have begun to investigate division through sharing and grouping. Next week we will begin to use the symbol for division.

year 2 curriculum update

English

After the excitement of Peter Pan and our holiday trip to Neverland we have turned our attention to instructional writing. Despite the absence of snow we have managed to write a set of instructions for building snowmen. Hopefully (or maybe not) this may come in handy soon 🙂 Look out for homework this weekend as we will be writing and testing our own choice of instructions next week.

Maths

Money, money, money!  We have looked at coins and notes and made totals with them, using lots of strategies. Next week we will be giving change………..

Y1 Curriculum Update

English

Following our trip to Marwell Zoo the children have written lots of descriptive pieces about different animals and a recount of their trip.

We have read Handa’s Hen and written our own counting sentences using a the simple three word format: number/adjective/noun e.g. one fat hippo, two tall giraffes, three climbing monkeys….

Maths

During week one we looked at the fractions half and quarter. We had to remember the very important fact that each part had to be equal especially if we share cake or chocolate!

This week we have been using addition partition facts e.g. 5+2=7, 3+4=7 and then using these facts to write subtraction sentences i.e if 2+5=7 then 7-2=5 and 7-5=2. We have done this practically and then recorded.

Year 2 curriculum update

We completed our retelling of the Christmas story based on the viewpoint of a Bethlehem animal.
We used lots of ideas from ‘The Fox’s tail’ by Nick Butterworth to make our story as exciting as possible.

We also completed our Maths unit on multiplication and have been learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables as well as solving problems.

We hope you enjoyed our Christmas production of ‘The Inspectors’.
We certainly had great fun learning the songs, words and dances.

Year 2 Curriculum Update

Maths

Year 2 have continued with their learning journey into adding and subtracting numbers. We have explored the number square to find patterns and we have calculated with multiples of 10.

English

After completing our brochures we have delved into the mystical world of the ‘Tear Thief’. The children are enjoying the suspense of wondering what will happen next so please don’t read this story during half term! 🙂

 

Year 2 curriculum update

English

During the past two weeks year 2 have read ‘Dear Teacher’ by Amy Husband. We then wrote informal letters to Mr Paterson explaining why we would not be back at school this term! He wrote back to say we have to come to school and besides he would miss us very much. 🙂

After that, we wrote a formal letter, inviting a special visitor into our classroom to help with our project…….’Home Sweet Home’.

Maths

Place value has been our focus for the past two weeks. Counting and using the Dienes and Numicon has supported our understanding of the value of the digits, Look out for the homework this weekend to reinforce their learning.

Y2 Curriculum Update

English

We have enjoyed a DISGUSTING time in English using all of the skills we have learnt over the past year to write our own Disgusting Sandwich stories.

We have also found out about Grace Darling the heroine of the sea who rescued 9 people from the Forfarshire. We took on the role of Grace, travelled back in time and wrote in her diary.

Maths

In maths we spent a week solving one step and two step word problems. We have also revised time and fractions.

Y 1 Curriculum update

English

To start our new project on plants, Year 1 have been reading ‘Oliver’s Garden’ by Vivian French. It helped to teach us the days of the week and we spent some time learning some of the tricky spellings. We also thought of lots of adjectives to describe vegetables so that we could write our own ‘Oliver’s Garden’ stories. We have recently found out about exclamation marks and tried to include them in our writing!

Maths

During the last two weeks we have explored how to make arrays! We have decided they are everywhere!  They help us to count in groups of numbers and we even used the ‘X’ sign in our calculations. Finally, to finish the unit, we made a plan for Oliver’s new garden. All the vegetables had to be planted in arrays so that Granddad could keep his garden neat and tidy.