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Year 1 & 2

Welcome to Year 1 and 2. Your child will be in one of three classes-Teresa Class, Hockney Class or Picasso Class. Below you will find lots of information to support your child's learning journey this year and lots of photographs of learning in action. 

Our current topic is...By the seaside!

We will be finding out about seaside holidays in the past and when they became popular. We will also look closely at photos for historical evidence and compare seaside holidays in the past to the ones we enjoy now.

Learning in action! 

🇬🇧 Celebrating 70 Glorious Years 🇬🇧

We had a wonderful afternoon joining the whole school in celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a street party in the playground! Topped off with glorious singing! God save the Queen!

The children in Year 2 have worked hard and tried their best to complete their Secret Agent Training. We are so proud of them!

Glow in the Dark Dodgeball!
The children had a fantastic time trying their hand at a new sport.

Wonderful Weather!

We have been looking at the weather where we live and the children have filled in their own weather diaries.  They recorded the weather daily for a week by drawing weather symbols. We have also looked at the weather in different countries, like Kenya and Alaska and how it is different to ours.

 

Our new Commando Joe’s unit is all about Pocahontas. We worked together as a team and learnt to listen to feedback from each other whilst trying to get the baby through the treacherous forest!

Inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy we learnt about the colour wheel and made transient art rainbows using natural materials.

Identifying trees around Argents Mead

Immersive Corners for Percy’s Bumpy Ride

Let's go on Safari!

We learnt about where Kenya is, the climate, the animals who live there, the landscape and the culture of the people who live there.  We also compared our lives to theirs.

 

African Art Day 25th March

The children enjoyed our African Art Day at school. They were all engaged in a range of different art activities across all three of our classrooms. The children were making Maasai inspired necklaces and jewellery, African mask sculptures and chalk paintings outside and a range of sketching and collating activities too! Take a look at our fabulous photos! 😃

Year 2 Beaumanor Residential Trip

We are very proud of our Year 2 children who came with us to Beaumanor Hall in February. They joined in with the different activities enthusiastically and slept well too!

Wednesday 23rd February- Robin Hood Survival Day

Happy New Year! 
 

Teresa, Picasso and Hockney classes are ready and raring to learn this Spring term! We are excited to get stuck into our new book in English “The Way Home for Wolf” by Rachel Bright. 

 

All three classes have created an immersive corner relating to a particular part of the story. These help the children to engage further with the book and really become a part of the story through role play.

 

Take a look at our creations!

Immersive Corners

Our new topic is INTREPID EXPLORERS!

This half term we are going to be exploring with Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong! 

We will investigate why they are remembered today, what they achieved and how they are similar to or different from each other. 

Our Learning in Action

Rock Kidz! On Friday 28th January, Rock Kidz came back to see us and taught us about YASBA. We really enjoyed rocking with them again. There were some fantastic air guitars!

Getting creative and messy!

Working hard in our English lessons

Bringing our learning to life

Firework drama lesson

Food for Life

 

The children in all three classes enjoyed learning about where their food comes from. We made herby bread rolls, using fresh herbs we had grown in our herb garden. The children explored the herbs and enjoyed adding them into their bread roll dough mix!

The best bit was the tasting! 

Bread making

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