Welcome to Year 1/2!
We have a mixture of Year 1 and Year 2 children in our classroom.
Class Teacher: Miss Vicky Mapp
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Rebecca Taylor
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Anna Kadir
At Pinders Primary School, each of our classrooms are themed around a book. The Year 1/2 classroom is called the Enchanted Forest and is themed around the book 'Into the Forest' by Anthony Browne. The story involves a boy taking a walk through the forest to his Grandma's house, meeting a variety of fairy tale characters along the way! We have enjoyed reading and doing activities based on this book during our first half term.
Read and Respond
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What a wonderful world!
This term our topic is what a wonderful world - where we will be learning about the different continents and oceans. Our Science focus this half term is animals, so at the beginning of next half term we will be visiting 'The Deep' aquarium where we will learn about different sea creatures! In our English lessons we will be writing a non-chronological report about a sea creature. In Maths this half term we will be focusing on money and multiplication and division. We will be moving like different animals in our PE lessons and learning about sacred books in RE.
We kicked off this term with our whole school poetry week. In Year 1/2 we wrote our own poems about seasons. We had a special visit from the creative writer Conrad Burdekin, who created a class poem with us which we performed to our grown ups!
This Term's Star Readers
for her fantastic comprehension skills when discussing what she has read.
for her enthusiasm towards reading.
This Term's Star Writers
for using capital letters and full stops in her writing.
for fantastic detail in her writing.
This half term our topic was toys. Our book focus was 'Lost in the Toy Museum' by David Lucas and we enjoyed writing our own toy stories based on this book. In our history learning this half term we have enjoyed researching toys in the past and even got to play with some of these toys! In DT we designed, made, tested and evaluated our own toy vehicles! In Maths we have done some fantastic work on 2D and 3D shapes.
At the end of the half term we got ready for Christmas by having a class book advent - where each child chose a book for someone in our class as a Christmas present, talking about why we celebrate Christmas and performing the nativity, making tree decorations, decorating the tree, baking biscuits, enjoying Christmas stories delivered by our Christmas Elf and we had lots of fun at our Christmas party!
During the first half term in Year 1/2 our topic has been Enchanted Forest. Lots of our learning has been focused on different traditional tales! In our English learning focussed on the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and re-wrote the story. In DT created fairy tale moving pictures. In our Humanities lessons did map work, focussing on the journeys that different fairy tale characters make!
In Maths this half term the children have been working on number and place value. In our Science learning we have been investigating different materials. In Art we have enjoyed working with paint - mixing colours, tinting and creating work based on famous artists!
Our grown ups also enjoyed coming to school this half term to work with their child during our Inspire event which was focussed on our class book!
During this half term some children went to watch the production of 'The Gruffalo's Child' in Sheffield - a story set in a forest!
Also this half term, children in Year 1/2 visited The Rainbow Factory in Leeds, where their day was filled with exciting activities focussed on traditional tales! Take a look at our fantastic trip below!
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