Mrs Fay Year 1/2

Mrs Fay is our class teacher, supported by our fabulous teaching assistants Miss Pickup and Mr Jones. We have a wonderful group of 22 children who all love learning!

Where in the World?

Our topic this term has a Geography focus and we will be learning about the countries that make up the United Kingdom, the seas that surround the UK, it’s capital cities and famous landmarks. We will also look at where the UK sits on the world map, different countries around the world, the climate and animals that live there.  We will develop our skills as a Geographer and  by the end of our topic be able to: ask geographical questions,  read and navigate a simple map using pictures and photographs, use locational language eg. Near, far, left, and right. and create their own maps. We will be using our map skills to explore the school grounds and the local area.

We encourage the children to take part in our home learning activities. These are linked to our topic to create a good link between learning at home and in school. Please see the Learning Letter below for information about the project homework for this term. If you have any books, DVDs, songs, or artefacts about our current topic, please send these in for our show and tell session we have each Thursday morning. Please see our class timetable below.

Here are some photographs of what we have been up to…

Diwali day: we joined up with Mr Stoppard’s class to celebrate the Festival of Lights by making a small lamp to hold a candle called a diyas.

We have been using Lego, blocks and people to make pictorial representations, maps and try out our new geographical and locational language.

Here are some photographs of what we have been up to during Term 1.

For our Topic Immersion Day, we re-enacted the Queen’s Coronation which took place on 2nd of June 1953. The children worked together to make the props. Each child had a different role to play and we had a great time!

Ceremony photographs…

The Queens Coronation

Prop making…

Kings and Queens

The children wrote letters to Her Majesty The Queen. We walked to the post box to post the letters. It gave us a good opportunity to practise our safe road crossing skills.

In science, we have been learning about different types of materials and what they can be used for. The children used some recycled materials to make a material monster.

The children tested materials to see which metals were magnetic. They found that a metal bottle top would move along the table when the dragged a magnet underneath.  Collectively, they recorded their results in a chart.

In PE, we are learning how to control a ball using a hockey stick.

We’ve been using objects to represent numbers in maths.

Here is some of our project homework …

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