Key Stage 1

Welcome back! We have lots of exciting things happening this half term in years 1and 2 and lots of great learning to do. This half Year One’s topic is ‘A Journey Through Space’ and Year Two’s topic is ‘The Sweetest Things’.

Year 1

In English this half term, we will be taking a journey through Space, exploring the planets, the Moon and the galaxies. We will be using adjectives to describe settings, and facts to record online blogs.

This half term our focus will be addition and subtraction, number bonds to 20, and place value to 50 in Math.

in Science we will be conducting an experiment to investigate what plants need to grow.

We will be learning about Judaism, including the importance of Shabbat and the synagogue in RE.

In Art we will be learning the different techniques of shading.

We will also be learning how to count and some basic phrases in French.

Year 2

In English this half term we will be using our core text ’Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. Children will explore key events, characters and settings. We will also be writing a Newspaper Report.

Our focus in Math will be money and children will be able to recognise the pound (£) and pence (p) symbols. We will also be looking multiplication and division and using different strategies to solve problems.

In Science we are investigating materials and developing our scientific skills.

We are learning about Judaism and the festivals that are celebrated in RE.

In History we are looking at the history of chocolate.

We will be mark making and creating a collage in Art.

In DT we will be designing and making our own candy car.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.

To see some images of what we have been learning please click here

Please click here to see the homework set for your child and also ways to help you child at home.

If you have any questions about Key Stage one, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with Ms James, our phase leader for Key Stage one.