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Year 1 / 2 Turtles

Please have a look at our Virtual Year 2 Harvest Celebration! The children have worked really hard to create a performance that can be shared with you all virtually, we hope you enjoy it! 

Please follow the link below: 

https://stmichaelwithstjohn.primarysite.media/media/year-2-virtual-harvest-celebration 

Welcome to the Year 1/2 Turtles!

 

Our names are Miss Cooper and Mrs Sargent and we are delighted to be teaching the Year 1/2 Turtles this year. Mrs Esat, Mrs Hester and Mrs Rhodes will also be helping us.  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletins, homework grids, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.

 

Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please arrive to school in full PE kit on this day. 

* School Library - The Turtles are timetabled to visit the school library every Monday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* Homework is given out every Thursday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book with a homework grid for the half term.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), TTRockstars and one other piece to be completed.                 

Purple Mash Log in

 

Your purple mash log in has been stuck in your reading record, however, if you find it is not there, then please contact me on the message button below and I will send your username and password. 

 

The website is:   www.purplemash.com

 

Times table Rockstars

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

TT Rockstars should be used daily for at least 15 minutes. If you have forgotten your log in, then please contact me on the message button and I will email your username and password!

 

 

Reading Eggs

 

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 

Reading eggs is an extremely useful tool to improve our reading skills! I will be setting work to complete on here so please ensure you have your log in details (in your reading record). Again, if you can not access it or haven't got your log in details then please contact me on the message button below. 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Teacher

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Spring 2

Our value this half term is TRUTHFULNESS.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term Year 1 will be learning...

 

English

We are beginning the half term exploring the traditional tale 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The children will end this unit writing their own innovative version of this story. Then we will move on to non-fiction texts such as a recount. The children will be writing a recount of a memory that really stands out to them.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Length and Height

Weight and Volume

Topic

Our topic is 'Growth and Green Fingers'. 

Art- Observational drawings and paintings developed into printmaking. 

Science- Plants

Please check the Knowledge Organiser for key vocabulary and facts to learn at home. 

Design and Technology- Food (Preparing and combining foods).

Computing- Lego builders and maze explorers.

 

This half term Year 2 will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be looking at stories from familiar settings around the theme of a farm!

We will also be creating some persuasive writing pieces based around the reopening of a farm after lockdown!

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Geometry: Properties of shape

Fractions

Measurement: Length and Height

Science

This half term we are continuing to explore the topic of 'Plants'! We will be exploring in depth all the things plants need to be able to grow through investigation and research. We will also be looking at human health and nutrition too!

 

 

Spring 1

Our value this half term is WISDOM.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term Year 1 will be learning...

 

English

We are beginning the half term exploring the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. Following this we will be looking at writing instructions and traditional rhymes. 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Place Value (within 50)

Addition and Subtraction (within 20)

Length and Height

 

Topic

Our topic is 'Growth and Green Fingers'. 

Art- Observational drawings and paintings developed into printmaking. 

Science- Plants

Please check the Knowledge Organiser for key vocabulary and facts to learn at home. 

Design and Technology- Food (Preparing and combining foods).

Computing- Lego builders and maze explorers.

 

 

This half term Year 2 will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be looking at stories by the same author around the theme of explorers! We will also be writing non-chronological reports around our learning in Topic! 

 

Maths

 

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Multiplication and Division 

Statistics

Shape

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Plants'. We will be observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will be finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2

Our value this half term is PEACE.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term Year 1 will be learning...

 

English

We are beginning the half term exploring the story ‘George and the Dragon’ by Chris Wormell. Then we will look at poems and nonfiction texts.

                               

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

Shape

Place value (within 20)

 

Topic

History – Events of the Great Fire of London

Science – Seasonal change (Please check the Knowledge Organiser for key vocabulary and facts to learn at home)

 Design & Technology – Designing and making a pop-up book

Computing – Exploring Purple Mash, Grouping and Sorting and Pictograms

 

 

This half term Year 2 will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be exploring Traditional Tales with a Twist. We are looking for similarities between traditional tales and alternatives and will be building up to writing our own tale with a twist!

 

Maths

 

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Addition and Subtraction

Money

Multiplication and Division

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Animals Including Humans'. We will be learning about and noticing that both animals and humans have offspring which grow into adults. We will also be looking closely at the similarities and differences between humans and animals. 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Our value this half term is FAIRNESS.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term Year 1 will be learning...

 

English

We are beginning the half term exploring the story 'Lost and Found'  by Oliver Jeffers. The children will be writing their own innovative version of the story! Then we will be learning about non-chronological reports and the children will write their own report including some of their fantastic knowledge of animals!

                               

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Place Value (within 10)

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

 

Science

We will be focusing on animals. We will be looking at a variety of animals, their structures and what they need in order to survive. We will be learning lots of amazing vocabulary in order to identify and categorise lots of different animals. Have a look at our Knowledge Organiser at the bottom of this page to gain more of an insight on what the children will be learning!

 

 

This half term Year 2 will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be studying the text 'The Pirates Next Door' by Jonny Duddle through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be producing and presenting a wonderful innovated story about someone else moving in next door to us!

 

Maths

 

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

 

Topic

Our topic for this half term is 'The Place Where I Live'. In geography we will be researching human and physical features of our locality, such as Witton Park. We will also be creating and planning for a new and exciting play area for our locality.

In history we will be looking at Blackburn and how it has changed throughout the years in particular how houses and playground equipment has evolved. 

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Animals Including Humans'. We will be learning about and noticing that both animals and humans have offspring which grow into adults. We will also be looking closely at the similarities and differences between humans and animals. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Documents

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

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