Year 1/2 Miss Stokes 2019 - 2020

Miss Pleasted

Welcome to Year 1/2

This term our topic is:

Amazing Me!

‘Our Hook’

History Detectives - The children will find clues around the classroom, which lead us to a hidden time capsule. Inside, children will find a range of items – what do the items tell us about this individual and their family?


'The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr'

The Tiger said, “Excuse me, but I’m very hungry. Do you think
I could have tea with you?"

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Our writing will include a character description, shopping list, instructions, invitation and a narrative.

Judith Kerr will be our author of the half term, we will explore her works and comment on our likes/dislikes and choose our favourite book from a selection.



In Comprehension, we will be reading

The Wardrobe Monster’

By Bryony Thomson.

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Children will enjoy the story of a young girl called Dora who doesn’t like bedtime. Each night, Dora and her toys are frightened to go to sleep because of a mysterious knocking noise coming from Dora’s wardrobe. One night, she finally summons up the courage along with her toys to open the door and discover it isn’t scary at all.


During our comprehension sessions, the children will answer simple retrieval questions about the text and recall events. They will examine the illustrations carefully and explore the author’s language choices. They will also predict what they think might be inside the wardrobe and infer how characters might be feeling at different points in the story. Finally, children will send advice to Dora in conquering her fears!

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Our focus for Autumn 1 will be Number and Place Value.

Year 1 Learning Objectives will be to:

  • Count forwards and backwards to 20 beginning with any given number
  • Count, read and write numbers to 20 in numerals
  • Identify one more and one less than a given number
  • Identify/represent and estimate numbers using concrete objects and pictorial representations including number-lines.
  • Use the language: equal to, more than, less than, most and least

Year 2 Learning Objectives will be to:

  • Count in steps of 2,3 and 5 from 0 and count in 10's from any number forwards or backwards
  • Recognise the value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones)
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representation including a number-line
  • Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100: use 'less than' <, 'more than' > and = signs
  • Read and write numbers to at least 50 in numerals and in words
  • Use place value and number facts to solve problems

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Class Maths

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In Class Maths, we will be investigating Shape with Year 1 learning to recognise and name common 2-D  shapes (including squares, rectangles, circlues and triangles) and 3-D shapes (including cube and cuboids, pyramids and spheres).

Year 2 will learn to identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and symmetry in a vertical line. They will identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces. They will also learn to identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, for example a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid, and compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects.




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Children will explore and compare homes and toys from the past to the present day. They will think about how their lives are different from their grandparents and discuss differences and similarities. Finally, they will become history detectives by studying artefacts and answering questions.




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Children will learn that England (the country we live in) is part of the United Kingdom and identify the 3 other countries which make up the UK on a map. They will also learn the names of the 3 surrounding seas and identify these.

They will explore England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in more detail by naming and labelling iconic landmarks from each country and identifying their flags. The children will begin to compare their characteristics, thinking about the key features of a location in order to determine whether it is a city, town, village or coastal area using geographical language.




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'Animals including Humans'

Children will label basic parts of the human body, such as; nose, fingers, elbow etc and make links between these parts and our senses. Children will also explore a range of objects and materials and investigate how they smell, feel and look. Finally, children will take part in a senses walk around our school grounds and record their findings.  


Children will learn that animals including humans have offspring and learn some of their names, such as; calf, cub, kitten etc They will also learn that we all have to meet basic needs in order to survive.

Children will learn how important it is to keep fit and healthy. They will make a food pyramid using real food to show the different groups and design their own healthy plate. The children will also feel their pulses race after completing an exercise circuit.




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Music is taugh through weekly class music lessons with our specialist teacher and assemblies.




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'Dance and Games'

Through Dance lessons with a speacialist teacher childen use simple movement patterns to perform dance routines.

Through Games children will master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as devleoping balance, agility, and co-ordination and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

Children will work cooperatively in teams to practise different skills associated with simple games (e.g co-ordinating throwing and catching.




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The children will revisit prior learning and explore a range values, themes and concepts through the religion of Christianity. Children will explore, research and understand the practices, beliefs and teachings through various activities including role-play, drama, songs and the use of technology.

Children will begin their unit by learning about Christian worship and celebrations through watching and taking part in respectful recreations.




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The children will explore a range of applications and programmes, which will broaden their digital literacy and computing skills. The children will learn about coding and algorithms using apps such as Scratch Jr., Daisy the Dinosaur and Beet-Bot.

Children will also explore and understand technology safety and online safety with the use of E-aware.




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Children will begin their Art unit, by exploring different media to make marks in their very own sketchbooks! They will also learn about primary and secondary colours and create a colour chart.  Finally, the children will create an abstract self-portrait in the style of Pablo Picasso and complete an observational drawing of their chosen toy.





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