Key Stage 1

Year 1

In English this half term, we will be focusing on the character Beegu from our core text, ‘Beegu’ written by Alexis Deacon. We will be recording a narrative about his journey to Earth and how he communicates with people he meets.

Our focus in maths will be exploring 2D shapes, addition and learning number bonds within ten. Children will use their prior knowledge of addition to help them learn the whole part method and to solve problems.

In RE, we are learning about Christianity and the Ten Commandments. In addition, we will be learning about the creation story.

In Music we will be exploring different ways to play instruments and how to add sound effects to different compositions.

During our Science lessons, we will be looking at different materials and how they will be used to create clothing for our character from our core text.


Year 2

In English this half term, our core text, ‘The Red Tree’ by Shaun Tan tells the sad story of a girl on a journey and the loneliness she encounters. We will be comparing and analysing the differences between the characters from this core text and our core text from last half term ‘Happiness is a Watermelon on your Head’. This will lead us to record a narrative showing the young girls journey to find happiness.

In Maths, our focus will be exploring money, place value, subtraction and multiplication. Children will use their knowledge of the four operations to solve arithmetic questions and problems.

In RE we are learning about Judaism, focusing on different festivals and traditional celebrations.

Music will take us on a journey on how to identify pitch which will then lead us to compose our own piece of music using high and low notes.

In Art, we will create a relief of local landscapes as well as using observational techniques to sketch artefacts linked to our core text.

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.

If you have any questions about Key Stage 1, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with Ms Turner, our phase leader for Years 1 & 2

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 Two, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with Ms Nembhard, our phase leader for lower key stage two and Mr Bansal our phase leader for upper key stage 2.