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Year 1/2 (Air Class)

Welcome to Air Class!

 

‘It’s a wild wonderful world.

Follow your heart and let the adventure unfold’

 

Let the Summer begin!

Welcome back Air Class, I hope you all had a fantastic Easter break with your family and enjoyed lots of chocolate and fun in the sun (as well as the snow!) We are now in our Summer Term, and with this we will begin to explore a new topic:

 

Summer Topic: What a Wonderful World!

Big Question: How do we keep the world wonderful?

Concepts: Belonging, Identify and Diversity

Christian Values: Love

 

In English we will be spending this half term looking at a range of Traditional Tales. During the first two weeks we will be reading Little Red Riding Hood and The Elves and the Shoemaker. We will be looking at the features of narratives and learning these well-known tales by adapting to create our own ones based on the same story structure. Over the next week we will be revisiting the features of newspaper reports before writing our own ones based on those creative Elves. We will then look again at the features of persuasive writing to create a poster based on The Three Billy Goats Gruff and writing adverts and persuasive letters based on Hansel and Gretel.

 

In Maths we are going to be looking at position and direction. Year 1 will solve some practical problems involving positional language and turns. Year 2 will also focus on movement including anticlockwise and clockwise turns. Over the next few weeks we will begin to investigate time! Year 1 will be using language to compare and order dates and time before learning to tell the time to the hour and half hour. Year 2 will extend their learning to investigate 5 minute intervals, quarter to and quarter past. We will end the half term by investigating mass and weight. Year 1 will focus on comparing and measuring mass and Year 2 will extend to solving problems involving Grams and Kilograms. This half term we will also look back and consolidate our learning on previous units.

 

In science we are going to be looking at amazing animals. Year 1 will investigate and name a variety of different animals and animal groups. We will look at common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Year 2 will investigate the basic needs of animals and humans including the importance of exercise and a range of food sources and food chains.

Our foundation one focus will be Geography, we have switched our Summer topics to continue and extend our learning from Spring 2. We will be looking closely at the Globe and identify the 7 continents, seas, oceans and looking closely at hot and cold climates. We will look at France and the UK in detail and compare our country to different climates around the world. Our second foundation focus will be Art, we will be looking at a range of natural sculptures before creating our own based on the work of Andy Goldsworthy.

 

In RE we will be reading a range of Old Testament stories and discussing the meaning and importance. In PSHE our core theme will be Living in the Wider World. We will be looking at our rights and responsibilities and how we can protect our local environment and wider world. In computing we will be developing our programming skills using ScratchJr.

 

Please remember:

PE – Every other Monday, Thursday and Friday

Smokey Row – Friday

Spelling Test – Friday

 

I am so looking forward to seeing you all

Mrs. Hunt

Remote Learning

Hello everyone and welcome to Air Class Remote Learning.

Each day I will include 3 tasks for you to complete. I will ask for one of these tasks to be submitted each day. I will tell you which task is to be emailed in. 

If you want to extend your learning please refer to our Topic Web on the class page and visit these wonderful links:

 

KS1 - England - BBC Bitesize

All subjects - Year 1 - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

All subjects - Year 2 - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Topmarks Education: teaching resources, interactive resources, worksheets, homework, exam and revision help

PhonicsPlay

www.ictgames.co.uk

Children's Mental Health Week 2021 (01.02.21-07.01.21)

From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good. It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself. 

Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - Please see the website to give you some lovely ideas. I have also included some resources below to help you support your child at this confusing time.

 

Air Class Gallery

Below you can see our Remote Learning Gallery that shows just a small handful of all the fantastic learning you have been completing and sending into me. I will be updating this each week on a Friday so keep an eye out for your hard work!

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