Year 1/2 Miss Stokes 2020 - 2021
Welcome to year 1/2
This year it will be strange for the children coming back as many of them have been away from school since March 20th. The main focus will be the 'Well Being' of all the children, making sure September feels as normal as it can for them.
Our topic this term is:
There's No Place Like Home
We will watch Disney's 'Inside Out' to help us learn and name a range of emotions. The children will explore each one by generating synonyms to develop their vocabulary, thinking of scenarios and acting them out by pulling faces into hand-held mirrors to create their very own emotions flipbook. The children will also make their own core memory marble jar.
During Term 1 we will read ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas.
Along with the monster in our text, we will explore a range of emotions and find what each emotion means through colour.
Throughout the term, the children will write:
A character description, A message of advice, A diary entry (recalling a real event from lockdown, children choose an emotion from their own colour monster creation [links to D&T] and A narrative.
During Autumn term 2, we will read 'Troll Swap' By Leigh Hodgkinson
A Troll and a Girl are different to others so when they meet they decide to swap places. At first, everything is going well but after a while, they both begin to think about home and they learn to love their differences.
Throughout the term, the children will write:
A character description, A setting descripltion, Instructions 'How to be a Good Troll', A letter and A narrative.
Thoughout the Autumn term the children will continue to practise and apply their basic skills of; capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and phonics as well as new vocabulary, grammar and punctuation taught.
emotions feelings advice friend troll cave foghorn dull belonging
Throughout this term, we will continue to read ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas and ‘Troll Swap’ by Leigh Hodgkinson but we will explore them in more detail.
The children will:
Explore words and phrases, developing their vocabulary
Think of times when they have felt different emotions and share these using words and pictures
Compare trolls in 'Troll Swap' and in other texts. Discussing similarities and differences
Explore and discuss a range of stories and make simple comments about whether they enjoyed them, their favourite characters etc
predict compare sequence discuss
Our focus for Autumn will be Number and Place Value and Addition and Subtraction
place value tens ones add subtract equal more than less than total altogether estimate commutative
In Class Maths, we will be investigating Shape and Position and Direction, children will look at and recognise some 2D and 3D shapes. They will also describe postion, direction and movement, including half, quater and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).
rectangle square circle triangle cubiod cube pyramid sphere symmetrical edges vertices faces vertical
half turn quarter turn three-quarter turn whole turn clockwise anti-clockwise
Children will sequence members of their family in age order, developing an understanding of a chronological framework. They will also create a timeline to show key milestones in their own life (born, 1st birthday, 1st day at school, now) some will also use dates to label them.
The children will also draw and label a picture of their home and discuss the different types of places people live (house, bungalow, flat, caravan etc). They will think about the types of homes their great grandparents lived in and compare them to ours today by commenting on differences and similarities. Finally, they will become history detectives by studying items from homes in the past and answering questions.
A long time ago... In the past.... chronological order timeline semi-detached house detached house terrace house bungalow flat caravan artefact
The children will learn that we are all part of the school community. During the Autumn term, we will be exploring the Geography of our school looking closely at maps and features of where we live.
Children will be introduced to the term ‘aerial view’ and draw a simple aerial plan of their classroom. Thinking carefully about the shapes and position of features.
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