Year 1 & 2

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Year 1 & 2 2020-09-11T11:55:13+00:00

Year 1 and 2

Dinosaur Planet

Year 1 

Watch out everyone – the dinosaurs are on the prowl. They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth. Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet!

Year 1 will be reading lots of different dinosaur themed books this term including Dinosaurs love underpants, Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs and Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs. We will be writing labels, lists and captions focusing on using our phonics knowledge to sound out the words we want to write. We will be practising our letter formation and using the correct punctuation in our writing.

This term we will begin by learning about different dinosaurs through our class texts as well as understanding what happened to them in the past. We will research who Mary Anning was and what she discovered. We will develop our design skills by planning and then making model dinosaurs as well  our own dinosaur sock puppets. We will investigate the teeth of different dinosaurs and compare them to animals, exploring why they differ.

 

Homework 

Topic homework will be due the week commencing 23rd November.

As children will be unable to bring this into school, this task will be set on their class Seesaw account. It can then be done at home and uploaded as a response to the assignment.

Weekly homework will be set on a Friday to be completed before the following Wednesday on seesaw.

Reading

Home reading logs are checked daily for parent signatures and children receive daily Dojo points for reading at home. Children who read five times at home, will have their names put in the raffle which will be drawn weekly. Books will be changed throughout the week so it is important your child brings their book bag and reading book every day.

PE

PE will be on a Friday morning.

Full kit (indoor) includes:

  • Black shorts
  • White collarless t-shirt

Full kit (outdoor) includes:

  • Warm outer layers (jogging bottoms/hoody)
  • Trainers

Year 2

Year 2 will be stomping along reading Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson. This will lead to diary writing, non-chronological reports and a ‘roarsome’ adventure story.

We will also be continuing with our daily phonics teaching to support the fantastic writing and reading that the children will be doing.

Topic

This term, we’ll look closely at ancient fossils and study reptiles to understand how dinosaurs may have lived and eventually died out. We’ll learn about the great fossil hunter, Mary Anning, and follow in her footsteps, studying dinosaur teeth and bones to find out what dinosaurs liked to eat. Learning dinosaur names, creating puzzling riddles and writing fantastic fact files are some of the other activities we’ll be involved in this half term. We’ll also use our artistic skills to make model dinosaurs and to design dinosaur landscapes.

Homework 

Topic homework will be due the week commencing 23rd November.

As children will be unable to bring this into school, this task will be set on their class Seesaw account. It can then be done at home and uploaded as a response to the assignment.

Weekly homework will be set on a Friday to be completed before the following Wednesday on Seesaw.

Reading

Home reading logs are checked daily for parent signatures and children receive daily Dojo points for reading at home. Children who read five times at home, will have their names put in the raffle which will be drawn weekly. Books will be changed throughout the week so it is important your child brings their book bag and reading book every day.

PE

PE will be on a Thursday afternoon.

Full kit (indoor) includes:

  • Black shorts
  • White collarless t-shirt

Full kit (outdoor) includes:

  • Warm outer layers (jogging bottoms/hoody)
  • Trainers