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Welcome to Blue Class

Blue class is a mixed year 1/2 class. There are two teachers, Mrs Johnston (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and Mrs Gregory (Wednesday). Our full time teaching assistant is Mrs Bell and Mrs Holmes will occasionally cover planning time. Our class page is where you will find information about our PE times, library days, book change days and any other important dates/facts you need to know! You will also be able to find out about our curriculum, topics, pictures of us learning and also what our classroom looks like throughout the year. We hope you enjoy our page and find all the information you need. 

 

Please follow our twitter pages @GreenClassBI (Mrs Johnston) and @MrsLGregory (Mrs Gregory) to see what we are up to!

 

 

Book change day- Tuesday's

PE days- Tuesday and Wednesday(please have PE kits in school on Monday's and they will be sent home Friday)

Library- Monday or Thursday

Homework due in by Wednesday please!

 

Summer Term- What grows over time?

Both year groups are in standard font, year 1 specifics are in green and year 2 in purple

 

Our classroom has a victorian garden/growing theme!

 

We will be focusing on...

 

Literacy 

*Story writing 

*Letter Writing

*Recounts 

*Rhyming couplets

*Instructions

*Poetry

Numeracy

*Number and place value 

*Addition and subtraction

*Multiplication and division 

*Measurements 

*Position and direction 

*Time

*Problems and reasoning related to addition, subtraction, division and multiplication

Science

*  Plants (parts and functions)

* Seasonal change

* Biology- animals 

* Plants (how they survive?)

*Scientists

History

* Queens of the past

* Houses and homes

*Victorian life in the past 

*Schools then and now- study at length 

Geography

* Our local area

*Houses and homes in our local area

* Jobs in the local area

*Mapping and compass directions

Computing

*Digital literacy 

*Video creation

*Internet safety 

*Data handling using computing 

*Algorithms

DT

*Preparing a healthy snack (designing and evaluating)

*Creating a playground structure 

*Textiles- creating a puppet

Art

*Textiles- creating a puppet

*Printing

*Sculpture- make a clay pot 

Music

*Pulse

*Singing

*Timbre

*Listening and appraising 

PE-

Summer A

*Performance dance 

*Netwall games 

Summer B 

* Sending and recieving 

* Locomotion

PSHE

* Relationships

* Changing me 

RE

* Comparisons of places of worship 

Spring Term- What will you discover on your journey?

Both year groups are in standard font, year 1 specifics are in green and year 2 in purple

 

Our classroom has a pirate/adventurers theme!

 

We will be focusing on...

 

Literacy 

  • Story writing 
  • Diary writing 
  • World book day 
  • Settings 
  • Acrostic poems
  • Newspaper reports
  • Performance poetry
  • Traditional tales 
  • Practising ongoing SPAG skills such as punctuation, sentence structure, common exception spellings, word types, using adjectives, conjunctions and interesting sentence openers.

Numeracy

  • Number and place value 
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division 
  • Measurements 
  • Position and direction 
  • Fractions

Science 

  • Classifying animals
  • Living and non-living
  • Herbivores, carnivores, omnivores
  • Habitats
  • Adaptations
  • Food chains
  • Human Body 
  • Senses
  • Scientists

History

  • Finding out about significant individuals 
  • Study of kings and queens 

Geography

  • Seven continents 
  • Five oceans
  • Hot and cold places 
  • Compare UK to Brazil
  • Explore aerial photographs 
  • Comparisons of a city/town/village

Computing

  • Digital literacy 
  • Inserting images and creating documents
  • Internet safety 
  • Digital images- doodle buddy 
  • Algorithms

DT

  • Food and nutrition 
  • Healthy foods
  • Preparing a healthy snack (designing and evaluating)

Art

  • Colour mixing
  • Tints and shades
  • Monet
  • Painting 

Music

  • Tempo and speed
  • Duration of sounds 
  • Singing
  • Patterns in music 
  • Listening and appraising 

PE-

Spring A

  • Sending and receiving 
  • Gymnastics- floor 

Spring B 

  • Gym- flight 
  • Games (object control)

PSHE

  • Dreams and goals 
  • Healthy me 

RE

  • God (Islam)
  • Community (Islam)
  • Festivals, prayers, beliefs

Spring term photographs- What will you discover on your journey? 

Autumn term- Is the sky the limit?

Both year groups are in standard font, year 1 specifics are in green and year 2 in purple

 

Our classroom has an aviation theme!

 

We will be focusing on...

 

Literacy 

  • Character profiles (based on familiar fictional characters)
  • Labels, lists and captions
  • Writing non-fiction texts
  • Shape poetry
  • Letter writing
  • Diary entry
  • Instructions
  • Newspaper report
  • Practising ongoing SPAG skills such as punctuation, sentence structure, common exception spellings, word types, using adjectives, conjunctions and interesting sentence openers.

Numeracy

  • Number and Place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Properties of shapes (2D and 3D shapes)
  • Fractions
  • Measurement (length, height and weight)
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Statistics (pictograms, tally charts and tables)

Science - Materials

  • Materials - uses of everyday materials, comparing and classifying different materials based on their simple physical properties e.g. transparent
  • Identifying natural and manufactured materials
  • Explain why materials are suitable for making certain things
  • Research significant scientists and their impact e.g. Dunlop, Mackintosh and McAdam

History

  • Significant events - Remembrance Day
  • Aviation timeline - how aviation has developed
  • Key event - The Dambusters mission
  • Significant individual  - Amy Johnson (Why is she remembered?) 

Geography

  • Identify the four countries that make up the UK
  • Name the three seas that surround the UK
  • Name and locate on a map the four capital cities of the UK
  • Name key London landmarks 
  • Talk about the different areas of the UK.

Computing

  • Photography - take photographs and retrieve them from a device 
  • Make edits to photographs and know how to take a 'screen shot'
  • Developing our Chromebook skills - logging on, navigate Apps
  • Developing word processing (using the internet to add text to their chosen picture)

Design and Technology

  • Focus on vehicles - design and make a moving vehicle with wheels and axles
  • Design, make and evaluate moving pictures and explore mechanisms.

Art

  • Focus on drawing - teach and practice different drawing, sketching and shading techniques 
  • Look at a range of aviation artwork
  • Focus artist study - Jim Laurier (aviation artist)

Music

  • Focus on pitch (high and low sounds). Children will be exploring a range of instruments and comparing their sounds, composing, performing and appraising music (aviation themed music).

PE-

Autumn A

  • Locomotion- Exploring the movement of their bodies and developing control.
  • Body management- Developing balance and creating sequences of movements.

Autumn B

  • Interpretive dance- Exploring and creating balancing, sequences and dance
  • Indoor athletics

PSHE

  • 'Being me in my world' (positive behaviour choices and their impact).
  • 'Celebrating differences' (exploring respect for everyone around and looking at a range of different people).

RE

  • 'Being Human' - Key beliefs in Islam

 

Autumn Term Photographs- Is the sky really the limit?

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