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Year 1/2 - Turtle class

We have had a busy week in Turtle class. We have been learning about the Easter story in preparation for our class worship on Thursday. The children have also been planning their topic showcase which is on Friday at 2pm. They have been writing command sentences (instructions) in our literacy lessons.

 

In maths, we have been learning about 2D/3D shapes and their properties. The children have been using vocabulary such as edges, corners, symmetry, vertices and faces to describe and compare different shapes.

 

I hope you have a good break over Easter. Remember to read daily, do some calculations (+ - x /) and not to eat too much chocolate!

 

Reading Eggs will be back online asap.

 

The St Andrew's Way - 1, 2, 3 star

Summer One: Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

 

Climbing the battlements or tunnelling in the ground, there’s a whole world of adventure and fun to be found!  This term, we will be learning all about the different parts of a castle and describe how they have changed over time. Our impact activity is making shields so please bring in suitable card on the first day back!

Using a wide range of materials, we’ll build models of castles and test the strength of our structures. We’ll learn and hear stories featuring castles and towers! Maps and photographs will help us learn about the tallest buildings and the longest tunnels in the world. We will be writing letters and narratives and we’ll find out about the amazing Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and improve our PE skills by playing attacking and defending games.  As an amazing finale to a very busy half term we will be visiting Lulworth Castle. 


Help your child prepare for their project Towers, tunnels and turrets are everywhere! Why not visit a castle or tower? Look at the materials the structure is made of to decide why the materials were chosen. You could also use blocks or stones to create tall towers. How high can you go? Alternatively, play Jenga together and see if you can work out how to make the tower stay strong, even when you have removed some of the blocks!  

 

 Book list (if you have any on the list please bring them in to show us!)

 

 

 

 

 

 Home learning Ideas

Spring 2 topic: Bounce!

 

Can you run like a cheetah, leap like a frog or bounce like a kangaroo?

 

This half term, we will be finding out if we can hop, skip, run, jump and bounce! During this topic we will be involved in a variety of writing styles such as recount, stories and instruction.  We’ll take part in a variety of sporting activities and see if practice makes perfect.

 

Film clips, photographs and information books will help us to investigate how animals move, and we’ll find out how exercise can affect our bodies. Our maths skills will help us to discover how far we can throw and how quickly we can run. Sporting heroes will provide us with plenty of inspiration as we work together in teams and rely on each other to score points and win games.
At the end of the project, we’ll share what we have learnt with you.

 

 

 

 

Book list

If you have any of these books at home please bring them in to share with us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home learning ideas for you and your family.

 Spring 1 topic: Street Detectives!

 

Grab a magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker and change your name to Sherlock because we’re going to become street detectives!  This half term, we’ll follow a route around our local streets and look at the buildings, businesses and plants we can see. Talking to local families about the area will help us understand how the local community could be improved. We’ll learn nursery rhymes, write poetry and create persuasive adverts. Looking at photographs will help us to spot any similarities and differences between the houses and shops of today and the past. We’ll find out about the history of our school and plan talk to former pupils about their experiences. We’ll also study and draw maps and create a model of a local building.

 

 

 

If you have any old maps (of anywhere) that you can donate for us to have to look at/cut up etc please bring them in!

 

 

 

 

  

Topic book list

     Click on the picture and see the list of topic books. If you have any that we could borrow please let us know!

 

 

Welcome to Turtle class

We are a mixed year one and two class. Mr Spokes, Mrs Hazel and Ms Carmona are the adults who work in Turtle class.

 

Please feel free to email me at aspokes@standrews.dsat.org.uk if you have any queries and I will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.

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