Spring Term 2021
Welcome back! We will be starting a new geography topic this term, titled ‘Our World’. An important part of our understanding of our world is to start with our local environment. This topic will see us use simple fieldwork and observational skills to help us learn about the location of our school and surrounding area. We will learn to describe locations, basic features of a map and learn how to follow simple routes. We will continue to study how to use basic geographical vocabulary to describe human and physical features of our environment and compare them to a significantly different part of the world. If it is at all possible this term (if the rules allow), I plan to take the children on a designated walk so they can experience their immediate surroundings first hand.
In English, we will be exploring the lives of dragons starting by sharing dragon stories and poems. Armed with a variety of ideas, the children will then write their own fantasy stories. Creating art, taking part in drama and listening to music will enhance their learning experiences. We will use the Talk4Writing approach to help us internalise a set of instructions by using actions and drawings. The children will read, discuss, plan and write their own instructions based on ‘how to trap a dragon’.
In Maths, we will continue to look at adding and subtracting 2 2-digit numbers. After that, we will continue to learn to tell the time to 15-minute intervals and then, for some, to five-minute intervals. We will then move on to shape where we will be learning to name properties of both 2D and 3D shapes. All of the maths we teach will follow the Maths Essential programme, which is also a whole school approach to learning.
In Science, the children will deepen their understanding of materials, building on the work they did in year 1. We will be thinking about the best use of materials, recycling, upcycling and reusing. No doubt, we will also get creative with our use of materials, especially when it comes to reusing.
I am are sure this term will be challenging for the children, yet exciting and fun and I look forward to all of the wonderful learning they will be doing. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly or send in an email via the school office.
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