Year 1 and 2 Class News
Welcome to Year 1 and 2's class page!
Our class teacher is called Miss L Johnson and our teaching assistant is called Mrs N Jackson.
Year 1 and 2 Topic Overview - 2 year cycle (2017/2018 - Cycle B)
Phonics pronunciation help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_4106458245&feature=iv&src_vid=RlpsmpWOUFY&v=EYx1CyDMZSc
Crowle Mathematics Calculation Policy - This document includes the methods we use to solve calculation problems.
White Rose Hub Maths
Over the last two terms, we have been using 'White Rose Maths' to improve our fluency, problem-solving and reasoning skills. We have enjoyed the practical, pictorial and abstract nature of the scheme and it is helping to make us more confident during our Maths lesson.
Summer Term 2018
Flowers and Insects
Our Science topic this term is about common plants and animals in our local area. We have enjoyed going on mini-beast and flower hunts. We also brought some of the insects back into the classroom and observed them closely, recording our observations and making detailed drawings.
In Art, we studied the work of Georgia O'Keeffe and created our own pieces of artwork, by carefully sketching the other half of a flower and using oil pastels to colour it in.
In Design and Technology, we designed our own bird feeders and created them using lots of different materials, including plastic bottles, fruit and cereal, and we filled them with bird seed to attract the birds to our gardens.
The Royal Wedding
We had a super day celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We completed a selection of activities on the royal wedding alongside Reception, such as paper plate crowns, designing a wedding cake and decorating biscuits in royal colours. We loved wearing our own crowns!
All Stars Cricket Session
We were very lucky to be chosen to try a taster session with Worcester Cricket Club for 'All Stars Cricket'. The rain didn't stop us and we had a great afternoon, practising some of the important ball skills needed for cricket.
Our first topic this term was all about brave nurses who went to war to save the lives of soldiers. We have learnt so many facts about the lives of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell and how they have helped change nursing forever. These are some of the activities we completed:
- Organising a timeline of Florence Nightingale's life in groups.
- Writing in the role of Florence to explain the reasons for going to war.
- Creating our own scaled timeline of the key events in Florence's life, where the scale was 1cm = 1 year. We had to use our skills of measures to complete this task.
- Writing in the role of Florence to describe the battlefield hospital in a letter to her parents. We used cold teabags to stain our paper to make it look old.
Spring Term 2018
On Thursday 18th January, Year 1 and 2 made an amazing discovery. Dinosaur eggs in the playground!!!
Since then, we have been learning about when they roamed the earth, the different types of dinosaurs, whether they were carnivores, herbivores or omnivores, where their bones have been found and lots more. We even saw a T-Rex on school CCTV!
Year 1 and 2 had a fabulous trip to Worcester Cathedral on Thursday 15th March. We were given a tour around the building to learn all about key religious symbols and we were lucky to have a talk with the Cathedral stonemason in his workshop, who told us all about how they repair the building and the materials they have to use. We also had a talk with the Cathedral archaeologist, who showed us his many fascinating finds, and we were given the opportunity to study parts of the Cathedral in detail and sketched our favourite parts of the building! We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt a lot!