Year 1

Year 1 have had a very busy and productive week this week! We continued our daily morning meetings where we enjoy playing maths games and learning new maths skills and we ended the week playing Kahoot! It has been great to see everybody on time and participating nicely in all of these online meetings.

We have started to look at data handling in Maths and began the week looking at pictograms. We are all now very confident with reading them and answering questions about what we can see in the pictogram. We even made our own by looking at some information and putting it into a pictogram. Year 1 also looked venn diagrams and started to learn how to put information into each section.

In English, we have been about proper and common nouns and have enjoyed finding them in books, identifying them and sorting them into groups. Year 1 have also all been learning their phonics and revising what they already know through daily reading sessions and games.

Science has seen us looking at the environment and we created our own videos with our voices to show how we can help save the earth. We also read an interesting book that gave us lots of ideas of our own on how we could help!

During ICT lessons, Year 1 have continued with their coding and have looked at loops, repeat and run to give instructions to a Sprite.

Year 2

Year 2 have turned their attention to the environment and looked at how we can do our part to help the planet stay clean and healthy!

In English, our comprehension lesson focussed on plastic pollution after reading the book, The Messy Magpie, and we also completed booklets on the same subject as a non-fiction project. Each child focussed on the policies and practices of their chosen nation, as well as designed their own logos.

In Science, we designed healthy eating plates that included healthy proportions of carbohydrates, proteins, fruit and vegetables and more. Linked to this we learnt about food hygiene and designed our own posters.

In Topic, we looked at the polar regions of earth and, particularly, Arctic and Antarctic animals. We then completed fact files about various polar animals like the snowy owl, Arctic fox and narwhal.

For maths, we revised our summer term 1 learning and, in PSHE, we finished the week with mindfulness colouring activities relating to polar animals.

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”

Anthony J. D’Angelo

Music

KS1 continues to work on music literacy. Year 2 and 3 can read, sing with notes names and play simple melodies. Year 2 studied about stringed instruments which are played by plucking strings. Now they know how many strings a mandolin has and what is the difference between a guitar and ukulele.