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Hazel Class Learning

English

 

proudest blue

In English, we will be starting the term with a whole school writing project centred around our school value, teamwork. Next, we will be writing instructions inspired by the book, ’The Pirate Mums’. After this, we will be writing a recount based on the book, ’The Proudest Blue’. We will be learning when to use a capital letter in a sentence and how to use different punctuation marks to make our writing more exciting. The children also participate in 3 adult led guided reading sessions each week.

All children will continue to access Little Wandle phonics sessions every day and will participate in 3 adult led guided reading sessions each week. 

We welcome parents and carers into school for 'Come read with me' sessions every Monday at 8.45-9am.

Maths

Year 1

We will start the term focusing on fractions. This will involve finding a half and a quarter of a shape and an amount up to 20. Our learning will involve lots of practical activities and opportunities to develop children's problem solving skills. 

We will move on to explore the value of numbers to 50. We will be counting forwards and backwards from any given number 0-50, as well as comparing numbers to further our knowledge of place value. Later in the term, our maths learning will focus on multiplication and division.

During all lessons we will focus on fluency, problem solving and reasoning to allow children to utilise their skills in various ways.

Year 2

We will start the term focusing on fractions This will involve finding fractions of a shape, length or quantity. Our learning will involve lots of practical activities and opportunities to develop children's problem solving skills. 

We will move on to explore multiplication and division. We will recall number facts for 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. Our learning will involve using arrays, repeated addition and multiplication facts to solve problems.

During all lessons we will focus on fluency, problem solving and reasoning to allow children to utilise their skills in various ways.  

 

 

Science

In science, we will be learning about life processes and different types of habitats. We will carry out investigations, design our own habitat and explore food chains.

Over the course of the term, we will also be learning about the seasons and making the most of practical opportunities to observe the changing seasons in our school environment.

seasons

Foundation Subjects

Our geography topic for the Spring term is 'What is the weather like in the UK?' We will explore the four seasons and discuss the weather changes across the UK. We will also be finding out how people prepare for the weather. We will finish the topic by learning about compass directions.

In history, we will be exploring our local area. We will be finding out more about Milnrow Park and how it has changed since it first opened. We will learn about the significance of the war memorial and find out who Cec Abrahams was.

Our design technology topic is textiles. We will be designing and making a puppet.  We will need to design, make, decorate and evaluate our product.

Our art and design topic this term is sculptures and collages. We will use clay to make snails and use etching tools to decorate them with different patterns. We will design and make junk model animals and explore the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Towards the end of term we will work closely as a team to create a large sculpture… exciting.

In music, we will be focusing on dynamics and tempo through classical music.

Our PE topics this term will be Games and Dance.

In PSHE we will be discussing how to stay safe and caring for others. We will also learn about looking after the environment and different jobs in the community. Using the internet and internet safety will also be delivered this term.

In RE we will be learning about places of worship for Christians, Jews and Muslims.

Our computing topics this term will be computing skills and online safety. The children will learn to use computer software for design purposes. They will also be taught about how to use the internet safely and the impact of posting online.

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