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Welcome to Key Stage One

 

 

Year 1 Team

Mrs Lydia Farnell, Mrs Sophia Probert & Mrs Julie Cox

 

Year 2 Team

Miss Amy Callaghan, Miss Amelia Brown & Mrs Kerry Baker

 

We are your teachers in year 1 and 2.
We hope you are going to have a fun filled year learning lots of new and exciting things.
You can use this page to make the next step in your learning, by using the links in the subject boxes.

MATHS

 

 

We want you to focus on learning and recalling your times tables. You can do this by playing on TTRockstars.

Click on this link to take you straight to it.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Year 1 had a fantastic rock stars day to launch TTRockstars! Here are some photos of the day:

  

 

In Year 1, TTRockstars homework is set every Monday.

 

In Year 2, TTRockstars homework is set every Friday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday.

 

 

 

ENGLISH

 

Year 1

Our Author focus this year is Dr Seuss, many of our class readers will be from his collection of books. I know you'll love these stories. 

 

Have a look at our Virtual Library where you will be able to listen to some of the Dr Seuss stories we have shared in class. 

Click the link to find these stories.

https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1565022974761762818

 

In English this half term we will be reading a variety of fairy tales such as Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and Jack and the Beanstalk.  We will be using these stories as opportunities to retell a familiar story and develop character descriptions.

 

Why don't you listen to this version of Jack and the Beanstalk together?

Jack and the Beanstalk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5rxfLRgXRE 

 

After listening to the story, why don't you use this word mat to retell the story? 

Year 2

Our author focus in Yr 2 is Roald Dahl. Most of our class readers this year will be Roald Dahl books, which I'm sure you will love! 

 

Why not have a look at our virtual library, you will be able to find all of the Roald Dahl classics here! https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1421526747022622722

 

This half term we will be reading the legend of Saint George and the Dragon and George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell. We will be focussing on legends, alternative narratives and setting descriptions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Click the link to watch the video of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon!

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/george-and-the-dragon

After you have watched the story, click the link to complete an activity about the legend. 

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/sites/kids/files/attachment/short-stories-british-tales-george-and-the-dragon-worksheet.pdf

Phonics

Phonics is a big part of our learning in KS1. You need to learn your red words and use the speed sound chart for spelling.

Here is a website that has lots of red word games for you to play. 

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-425776.htm  

 

Spellings

A great way to practise your spellings is by using our spelling learning platform: Spelling Shed. This allows you to practise your spellings in a fun and engaging way.

 

Click on the link below and start earning points!

https://play.edshed.com/login

 

Afternoons in Year 1

 

Computing - This half term we are ‘Technology Investigators’. We will learn about the technology that we use outside of school. We will discover that technology uses algorithms to work. How many different types of technology can you find at home?

You could play a game and describe it to someone at home to see if they can work out what you are describing.

 

 

The World - This half term, we are learning about the seven continents and five oceans of the world. You could learn more about these by watching Go Jetters episodes on iPlayer.

 

 

Science – This half term, we will identify a range of common animals and whether they are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. We will describe and compare the main parts of the human body and physical features of other animals.

 

You could talk about the animals you have at home, go for a trip to a farm or visit a zoo.

 

DT – This half term, our topic is Teddy Bears Picnic. We will develop our understanding of where food comes from and what makes a healthy varied diet. We will learn how to use a range of tools and equipment to perform cooking tasks.

 

We look forward to parents joining us for our parent workshop on Wednesday 6th July.

 

RE - This half term, we will begin to learn about Sikhism. We will learn to name some Sikh artefacts and symbols. We will explore Sikh stories and why Sikhs like to share. We will also find out about what happens at a Gurdwara.

 

To prepare for this topic, talk to your child about symbols they see around them.

Afternoons in Year 2: 

 

This half tern we will be studying...

 

Geography - We will be learning about the world, it's continents and it's oceans. 

Click the links to listen to the continent and oceans songs. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BE4VcYngQ

 

Art - Animal Art, we will be focussing on the work of David Shepherd and looking at the different types of patterns created by animal skin/fur. 

You could go to a zoo and see all the different animals and the patterns on their skin. 

https://twycrosszoo.org/

 

Science - This term we will be learning about plants and what they need to grow. 

Why don't you have a go at your own plant investigation...

 

RE - We are beginning to learn about Islam. 

 Click the link to watch some videos about the religion of Islam.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj3d7ty/resources/1

 

Music - We will be learning to sing and play instruments to the Friendship song.

One of the songs we will be listening to during this unit is Count on Me by Bruno Mars.

Click the link so you can listen to the song...it's very catchy! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msl2fl3h59I

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