Welcome to Year 1/2!
Teacher: Miss Warrington
LSA: Mrs Rayment
This term we joined other schools in the county to take part in a virtual rehearsal of the Christmas song ‘Sleigh Ride’. They all did amazingly well and enjoyed the vocal warm ups! Year 1 enjoyed a Medieval banquet this term to celebrate the end of learning about Kings, Queens and Castles. We had a five course tasting menu of ‘medieval themed food’ and some of the class provided some entertainment in between with their dancing. We even had a surprise visit from a court jester who entertained us all and took the children outside for a game of skittles.
In Science, the Year 2 children were learning about recycling as part of our topic of 'Materials and Their Uses.' We had a good discussion about what objects can be recycled and completed a task to sort objects into the correct recycling groups. We had a lovely trip to the woods in the reservoir this term. We were lucky to have sunny weather and we found lots different coloured leaves, pine cones and fir cones. We also enjoyed spotting the different birds in the water.
This term we also celebrated the end of our firework poetry unit by having hot chocolate with marshmallows around a virtual fire. Well done! You all wrote lovely poems about Bonfire Night.
This term Y1/2 had some visitors in the classroom. To end our Science topics ‘Animals Including Humans’, Mrs Bickerstaff brought in her pet tortoise to show the children. We learnt about what ‘Enzo’ the tortoise eats and how she hibernates. We also looked closely at some stick insects and discussed their unusual bodies and how they hide from other animals. We have also been learning about the art work of David Hockney and have started to create our own versions!
Year 1/2 have had a great start to the term. This week we pretended to ride on a train through the countryside and through a city and talked about the things we might see along the way, ready to start our English unit around the book ‘The Train Ride’. We've also enjoyed some Cosmic Kids Yoga!