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Year 1/2 Class Page

Welcome to the Year 1/2 class page!
Our teachers are Mrs Emberley and Miss Tyrrell.

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Autumn 1 – Wellbeing

Class Topic – Happiness

This half term we will be using Happily Ever After texts linked to our topic of happiness and wellbeing. Firstly, we will study the story of Cinderella and explore characters, settings and events in the story. We will also use the story of The Paper Bag Princess this half term to explore fairy tales with alternative endings. We will be learning how to retell stories, as well as writing our own newspaper reports!

In our ART lessons, the children will be learning about portraits. We will use a ‘Mirror, Mirror on the wall…’ to look at our own faces and the faces of famous fairytale characters. In ART, we will use a range of materials for our portraits including collage, line drawings and paint! We will explore a range of colour pallets to reflect moods and feelings in our portraits.


 Families and being kind to each other


 Hatching chicks  Yoga Bugs


Autumn 2 – Communication

Class Topic -Explorers

This half term our topic is EXPLORERS! We will be exploring dinosaurs in Literacy and exploring number and shape in Maths. In our Computing lessons we will be exploring the internet and how we keep safe online. Our Geography lessons will also take us out and about around our school, making maps and following clues to learn positional language and follow directions. We will also be exploring further afield by venturing into Ashbourne and exploring our local area! In PSHE we will explore the different relationships we have, and in PE our focus will be on gymnastics. In science, we will explore different types of materials, their properties and their uses.

This half term will also include lots of Christmas fun! We are getting excited about our Infant Nativity, and can’t wait for you all to see it!


 Explorers show and tell  We know how to stay safe online! Investigating materials to find something transparent


Spring 1 – Diversity

This half term our topic is London. We will be focusing on Paddington Bear in Literacy, as well as reading about The Queen’s Knickers! In Maths, we will explore measuring weight and length, as well as looking at fractions and number. We will be finding out about our capital city in Geography, as well as the other countries and capital cities of the UK. In Computing we will learn about different elements of Information Technology, such as the different forms of technology we use in our lives and how to present information in different ways. Through Science we will continue investigating different types of materials and their properties and in PE we will be focusing on dance from different parts of the world in preparation for the Ashbourne Primary Dance Festival! We are also looking forward to learning about all the different types of people who live in London, as well as around the UK, and will be celebrating the different forms of diversity which make Britain a great place to live.


Making sandwiches for Paddington!


 Investigating how much Paddington weighs