Key Stage 1

Welcome back! We have lots of exciting things happening this half term in years 1and 2 with both year one and year two’s topic being ‘London’. Year 1 will focus on our core text of ‘Paddington at the Tower’ and year 2 will focus on ‘Charlie and Lola: We completely must go to London’.

This half term in year 1 we will be looking at instruction writing and retelling a story. We will also be using our core text to create our own versions of the story.

We will be holding a two week focus on STEM. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Year 1 will be looking at designing and creating a living, edible wall. In Science we will also consolidate our learning of the seasons.

In Art we will be focusing on the colour orange and linking it to London using sketching, painting and creating iconic London landmarks.

In RE our focus is on celebrations. We will learn about the different festivals and celebrations that various religions have.

In Computing, we will be using iPads to create and record our own version of a familiar story.

In History we will draw links from our topic to learn about key historical figures in London like Henry the 8th, Anne Boleyn and the Tower of London.

In Math this half term our focus will be on money and how we can use coins to make different sums. We will look at measurement link to capacity, weight and volume. We will also consolidate our use of telling time and shape. In each lesson we incorporate challenge to deepen thinking and consolidate learning.

Each class will have its own role play area where children can imagine themselves working in a tourist information center in central London.

Year 2

In English this half term we will be using our core text ‘Charlie and Lola: We completely must go to London’. We will use inspiration from this to further research London landmarks and create fact files. We will also be composing our own London riddles.

In RE we are learning about Sikhism and look at their place of worship.

In Science we will be looking at animals including humans as well as analysing healthy life styles and eating habits.

Year 2 we will be working hard to consolidate and master our knowledge of place value. We will also revisit and deepen our understanding of the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Our half term will also include areas such as shape and measurement.  

Each class will have its own role play area where children can take on the role of their favourite characters from our core texts.

Homework for this half term will focus on activities based around each year group’s topic. The homework works on a point based system, where each piece of homework is worth a set amount of points. The more challenging or length the piece of work is, the more points it is worth. The idea is that children try and do as many pieces of homework as they can to get the most points.

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.