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Year 1/2

Spring 2 - Castles and Dragons 

Next half term our topic will be about Castles and Dragons. We will be visiting Porchester Castle to help us to identify key castle features, and to analyse how certain features work and why they were built. As this is a History driven topic, we will be answering a key question each week within our lessons to become better historians. Our focus in Geography next half term will be a local study of different places in Hampshire, focusing on Porchester. We will be doing lots of outdoor learning through our Science lessons which will involve studying plants and the different seasons. 

Spring 1 - The Secret Life of Animals

This term, we looked at animal lifecycles and how different animals change as they grow within our Science lessons. We compared the similarities and differences between lifecycles and learnt the basic needs for animal survival. This knowledge helped us to write our own instructions on how to care for a pet in English. In Art, we used our hands and tools to create snails sculptures from clay. We then painted them by colour mixing. In DT, we learnt to sew using the overstitch to design and make our own hat for Barnaby Bear on his travels. In Maths, we have looked at shape and fractions. We have explored yoga through our PE sessions this term, with a big focus on mindfulness and thinking about how our bodies feel. We also did an athletics topic to develop our throwing, catching and running skills.

Miller's Ark!

In KS1, we were very lucky to have the animals from Miller's Ark come to visit us for the morning. We really enjoyed learning about what the animals eat, where they sleep and what they get up to during the day. This helped us with our 'The Secret Life of Animals' topic.

KS1 Writing Non-Negotiables (a reminder)