Year 1/Year 2

Class Teacher – Mrs Craggs
Dear Parents/Carers
This information outlines the teaching and learning to be covered over the half-term. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your continued help and support.

Summer 2018 First Half-Term

This term’s topic is called ‘George & The Dragon’

This term we will be applying all of the skills learnt this year so far, to write fiction and non fiction about dragons, St George, castles and the Queen. We will discuss what we are going to write about and evaluate it, improving it if necessary. We will learn more joins to enable more fluent handwriting.

We will be consolidating our knowledge of place value and applying our skills to solve problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be investigating shape.

We will be using scientific investigative skills to learn about materials and seasonal changes. This involves using our senses to classify materials and to identify if they bend, twist and stretch. We will continue to keep a weather chart to observe and record weather changes and to predict future weather.predict future weather.

We will be locating the North Pole, South Pole and the equator, naming the countries of the United Kingdom, and some towns. We will say whether they like or dislike areas where they live.

We will be using pictures, the internet, books and other people to find out about George and the Dragon and William the Conquer. We will be discussing how things were different in the past using castles as a focus. We will be finding out about Queen Elizabeth and the role of the monarchy.

We will be sending emails to another class. We will be printing photographs of castles and recording our voices using a variety of media. We will be using an animation program to create stories and programming Beebots to joust.

For safety reasons please ensure children remember their PE kit and that any earrings are removed for PE on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Games – We will be practicing ball skills including throwing/catching/defence and attack games.
Gymnastics – We will be travelling in different ways on our feet, balancing and sequencing movements.
Dance – We will be copying and creating sequences to represent moods and feelings.

We will be singing lots of songs about dragons, queens and castles such as ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’. We will listen to medieval styles of music and discuss their musical elements and if we like them.

This half term we will be focussing on collage. We will tear and cut paper to use in our collages and select our own materials for our pieces.

We will be focussing on textiles including the feel and appearance of different materials and gluing them together. We will be recreating the Bayeux Tapestry.

We will discuss the ways in which a church and a synagogue are important to believers.

We will be discussing personal hygiene, diseases and taking medicines safely.

Learning at Home
This half term we would like you to continue to read with your child as often as possible, discussing what has been read and predicting what might happen next. The children could draw, paint and make collages about dragons, castles and the Queen. They can practice writing sentences using the sounds they know and different punctuation such as full stops, exclamation marks and question marks.

Links to details from previous term’s topics


Spring Term 4 – ‘Its A Bugs Life’

Spring Term 3 – ‘Once Upon A Time’

Autumn Term 2 – Popular Culture’

Autumn Term 1 – ‘Fruitastic’


Summer Term 6 – ‘Amazing Animals’

Summer Term 5 – ‘Superheroes’

Spring Term 4 – ‘Through the Door’