Year 1/2 Miss Oughton 2020 - 2021

Mrs Harrison

Miss Watson

Mrs Edwards

Welcome to year 1/2

Our topic this term is:

Oh the places we will go……!’

‘Our Hook’

  The children will embark on a culinary tour of the United Kingdom, tasting traditional foods from each country and finishing with an English style afternoon tea. 

Throughout the Summer term, we will explore the book 

‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker.

A beautiful wordless picture book filled with adventure and wonder. A lonely girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and steps into another world. Aided by her magic crayon she travels through this strange, new place. Shifting landscapes give way to a remarkable city where there’s a villain to confront, and the girl needs all her courage and resourcefulness in order to survive. She does, of course, and goes home with the greatest treasure of all – a friend.

 

We will explore a range of non-fiction texts and discuss their features. The children will enjoy deepening their understanding of Ancient and modern day Greece and sharing some ‘did you know?’ facts with their peers.

Through our class ‘word of the week’ and discussions, the children will continue to develop their understanding of new words, linking meanings to known vocabulary.

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Key Vocabulary

  country        adventure        journey         imagination 

 

Phonics

In our daily Phonics lessons, children will complete a 'storybook' selection. This book is closely matched to the children's increasing knowledge of phonics and 'tricky' words. As children re-read the stories, their fluency increases and children become confident readers. Within these sessions, children will discuss events, retrieve information, make predictions and infer through prompts for thinking out loud and discussion.     

They will also continue to read for pleasure and develop their love of books through class story time.

 

Maths

Our focus for Summer term will be all four number operations and fractions

     

 

Key Vocabulary

 multiply       times       lots of         divide         share         equal           half        quarter         third     equivalent        fractions 

Class Maths

In Class Maths, we will be exploring Measure, children will learn about different denominations of coins and notes, how to tell the time and sequence events in chronological order. Year 2, children will also explore a variety of ways to present data and be able to ask and answer questions based on information shown.

      

Key Vocabulary

Year 1
quicker        slower         earlier          later       hour      minute      second       before        after          next        first        today     tomorrow       morning        afternoon           evening           week         month            year            pence         pound 

Year 2

hour        second      minute         quarter to         quarter past          data

History

Children will learn that the Olympic Games originated in Ancient Greece thousands of years ago. They will comment on how the games have changed, recognising differences between the past and present day; for example, there were no bronze, silver or gold medals instead winners were given a wreath of leaves and welcomed back as heroes!

The children will also explore the food, music, celebrations and mythology of Ancient Greece, fully immersing themselves into another culture. Finally, they will compare aspects of their own way of life with the Greeks.

      Key Vocabulary

ancient        Olympics        culture       mythology         worship         column         Parthenon          God/Goddess            tzatziki           olive            moussaka

Geography

Children will revisit previous work on where we live, recognising Ellesmere Port as a town in a country named England. Children will learn that this is part of The United Kingdom. They will also identify other countries in the U.K and name their capital city. 

The children will also locate the world’s 7 continents, 5 oceans and the U.Ks surrounding seas. 

They will explore and compare weather patterns and geographical features of the U.K and Greece. Commenting on similarities and differences. The children will learn that the Equator is an invisible line across the middle of the world dividing the north and the south. Finally, they will discover the closer countries are to the Equator the hotter they are and vice versa. Children will identify hot and cold areas using a simple key on maps. 

Key Vocabulary

city      town        country          continent           ocean         map          globe         atlas           Equator           landmark        Ellesmere Port         Greece

Science

Summer Term 1: 

Children will learn about the seasons, focusing on Spring and Summer. We will consider the changes in the leaves on trees and the differences in how we dress for each season. We will go on a Spring walk, to look for signs of the seasons changing. We will learn about how to keep safe in the sun!

Summer Term 2: 

We will work scientifically to record the daily temperature and weather and compare how they changes. We will also measure our shadows and discuss how they change when we move and how the movement of the sun effects the day length. The children will make sun catchers and sundials as part of their research.

Key Vocabulary

Seasons    Spring      Summer      temperature       weather       sun         safety          sundial        shadow        measure       record 

Music

Through weekly music lessons and assemblies during class sessions we will:

-learn a variety of songs to sing

-follow rhythms

-create their own rhythms using instruments

P.E

Miss Oughton - Thursday class games - children will practise and develop basic skills through our own Olympic games! They will compete against themselves and others trying to beat their personal best. 

Thursday - dance, the children will take part in dance lessons with our specialist teacher where they will move spontaneously showing some control and co-ordination.

Miss stokes - Wednesday class games - children will practise and develop basic skills through our own Olympic games! They will compete against themselves and others trying to beat their personal best. 

Tuesday - gymnastics - children will take part in gymnastics lessons with our specialist teacher. They will use the equipment such as mats, benches and platforms.

Miss Roberts - Monday class games - children will practise and develop basic skills through our own Olympic games! They will compete against themselves and others trying to beat their personal best. 

Tuesday - gymnastics - children will take part in gymnastics lessons with our specialist teacher. They will use the equipment such as mats, benches and platforms.

Religious Education

Summer 1: 

The children will learn about the Muslim religion, Islam and what their key beliefs are. They will understand the importance of Allah and their holy book, the Qu-ran. Finally, children will explore Muslim ceremonies and what these might look like in comparison to other religions.

Key Vocabulary

Qu'ran       Islam        Muslim         Allah       Muhammad         Prophet         mosque          Aqiqah

Summer 2: 

Children will look at non-religious views of current issues happening in our world. We will look at how plastic in the ocean, deforestation and climate change affects our planet, having whole class discussions on these issues and how we can make a difference!

Key Vocabulary

difference       caring       looking after       climate change      Deforestation       palm oil     plastic       ocean

Computing

The children will programme an object to navigate it successfully through a more complex route and debug their instructions when the object does not reach the intended destination. 

Art and Design

The children will create Mosaic pictures. Mosaics are patterns made with coloured tiles that the Ancient Greeks used to decorate their walls and floors.

They will also look closely at and discuss Ancient Greek pottery. Designing, making and evaluating their finished pot.

SRE

The children will complete activities based on the following: 

Keeping clean

  • The differences between boys and girls

Types of families

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

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