Year 1 & 2

/Year 1 & 2
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Year 1

Time Travel – The Sixties

In Power of Reading we will be reading the book “Halibut Jackson” by David Lucas.

During this topic we will be travelling back in time to the Sixties, exploring what life was like and how it differs from life today. We will have opportunities to ask questions and study different sources to understand what the past was like. Then we will investigate how fashion has changed over time and use this as inspiration to design an outfit for Halibut Jackson. In Art we will learn how to create lines of different thickness in drawings and make a repeating pattern by cutting, rolling and coiling different materials. We will showcase our final outfit design in our interactive art gallery.

Year 2

Time Travel – Scott of the Antarctic

Our topic will all centre around the book Emperor’s Egg. As well as taking our guided reading and literacy focus from the text we will also be researching, the life and journey of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his battle to reach the Antarctic. We will be following his journey, making an informed decision if his journey should have gone ahead or not and finding out what happened to his team and the impact that this has had on explorers today.  Our celebration event at the end of the topic will be a showcase for parents and families to visit our art gallery of Antarctic inspired, mixed media, art work .

Additional Information:

Children should bring their bookbags every day.

Children should be aiming to read at least five times a week at home and will be receiving raffle tickets as they read a set number of times within the term.

Please check class blogs for weekly homework and spellings.

Home reading books will be changed on Tuesday but children are welcome to change their own books whenever they need to.


Year 1- Wednesday

Year 2 – Thursday

PE Kit: Black shorts, plain white T-shirt and black sandshoes. As children may be outdoors for PE it is advised that they also have black PE trousers and a black hoodie along with appropriate outdoor footwear.