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Year 1/2

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Spring 1: Secret Life of Animals

 

In Year 1/2, we are focusing on our new topic – Secret Life of Animals! In this topic, we will be exploring living things in their habitats, the life cycles of animals and what our pets need to be healthy. Through our English sessions, the children will be exploring descriptive language to write their own riddles about different animals. They will also be learning about the use of powerful verbs to persuade so they can write their own letters persuading someone to buy a pet. In DT, the children will be learning some basic stitching skills so they can design and make their own felt animal on our DT day this term. In ICT, the children will be learning how to design and create their own animated storyboards using Purple Mash.

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Autumn 2: Hot and Cold

 

In Year 1/2, we have focused on our topic – Hot and Cold! In this topic, we have explored the continents and oceans of the world and have looked at the location of the equator and the countries that surround it. We have also studied and compared the Polar Regions, identifying the similarities and differences between the Arctic and the Antarctic. Through Science, the children have enjoyed studying Polar animals and exploring their habitats as well as looking at micro-habitats around our school environment. Through our English sessions, the children have been learning to write their own letters and newspaper reports. In Art, the children have explored hot and cold colours and developed their colour mixing skills.

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Autumn 1: Castles and Dragons

 

In Year 1/2, we have focused on our topic – Castles and Dragons! In this topic, we have explored the history of castles, learning about their features and the different types of jobs that people did. The children have had the opportunity to explore what they learnt during our visit to Portchester Castle. Through Science and Design & Technology, the children have had the opportunity to explore the strength of different materials and been encouraged to decide which materials are best for building a castle. Through our English sessions, the children have explored non-fiction texts to write their own books about Castles. In Art, the children have drawn their own dragons and applied texture with different materials. Our DT day towards the end of term will allow the children to recreate their own castles using junk modelling.

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