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Year 1/2 Butterflies

Welcome back Butterflies! 

Mrs Hinde and myself cannot wait to welcome you all back after a lovely break smiley

Here you will find lots of information about what we are doing within school and the different topics we are learning.


Our topic focus this term is 'Wonderful Weather'.


In English this term we will be focusing on the Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson.  With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. She is determined to keep her promise to paint only only for poor. 


The children will look at making their own fantasy story using the idea of a magic paintbrush but changing the setting and the characters involved. 




In Maths this term year 1 children will be looking at Addition and Subtraction within 20. They will explore addition by counting on from a given number and begin to understand that it is more efficient to start from the largest number. 


While year 2's will be looking at Multiplication and Division. They will be begin to recognise and explain how they know when groups of objects are equal or not. Children will see equal groups that are arranged differently so they understand that the groups look different but can still be equal in number. At this stage children do not explore multiplication formally. 


Please continue to use Numbots and TT Rockstars as this really helps. 



In Science this term we will be looking at Animals Including Humans. Children will learn about five of the groups used to classify animals mammals, fish, bird, reptiles and amphibians. They will learn to identify the group an animal belongs to by its features and will classify animals according to their group. They will also learn about the different diet animals eat. Children will learn about the parts of the human body and have the opportunity to explore the five senses. 


In topic this term we will be focusing on 'Wonderful Weather' by looking at the weather all around us. Children will learn about the different types of weather in their environment while having the opportunity to build on this and their knowledge of the four seasons. They will be introduced to hot and cold ares of the world and the impact of the different weather types. Children will have opportunities to observe and record the weather and present their own weather forecasts. 

They will also look at some of the geographical features of China, which links with our text 'The Magic Paintbrush' which is set in Asia.  This will include looking at where China is on a map and the continent of Asia.


Within RE we will be asking the question: 'How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?'



In computing we will be looking at creating images using the paint programme depicting the weather symbols.



PSHE lessons will cover the theme - Healthy Me.



Within Art we will be looking at the artist Joan Miro. 



PE will still be on Tuesdays so please ensure they come in their PE kit. PE kit consists of plain white t-shirt, plain black shorts and trainers.



Spellings will be handed out on a Friday to practise for the following Friday. Please continue to use Spelling Shed and Numbots to support at home. 


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask myself or Mrs Hinde.

Miss Mawby smiley