Class Teachers

Mrs L Knowles (SLT and Key Stage 1 Leader), Miss K Gibbons.

Learning Assistants

Mrs L Caris, Mrs M Austin, Mrs H Young.

Topics

This year our topics planned are:

Autumn Term

Our Autumn Term topics are: “Guess Who?”

We will be learning about significant individuals in history and how their actions contributed to our lives today.

In English, we will be learning about recounts in the form of diary entries. Our class books are Imani’s Moon by Janay Brown-Wood and Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o.

In Maths, we will be exploring place value and addition and subtraction within 50. We will be learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

In Science, we will be investigating living things and their habitats and creating our own wormeries.

In Art, we will be focusing on collage. Our artist of the half term will be Faith Ringgold.

In Computing, we will use Purple Mash to help us learn about online safety and effective searching.

In Design and Technology, we will be investigating where food comes from. As part of science we are designing and making our own wormeries.

In Geography, we will be using maps and atlases to name and find the 7 continents.

In History, we will be learning about significant individuals – Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.

In PE, we will be focusing on Athletics. We will be learning to explore the way our bodies work and how to control our movements. We are also learning about how our bodies work when we exercise.

In Music, we will use Charanga and our unit is called Hands, feet and Heart. We will be listening to and appraising music by Louis Armstrong.

In PSHE, we will use Jigsaw lessons to begin our topic Being Me in My World.

In Religious Education, we will be learning about what it means to ‘belong’.

 

Helpful Websites

www.purplemash.com/sch/grange-dn16

www.educationcity.com

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Spring Term

Our Spring Term topic is: “Scented Garden”.

Our “Scented Garden” topic will begin with a trip to a stately hall and gardens.

The focus of our topic is planting and growing with an emphasis on where our food comes from.

In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division; statistics; length and height; geometry and fractions.

In English, our focus is:

  • Writing a recount of our trip to a stately hall and gardens using topic vocabulary and focusing on the chronological order of events.
  • Our narrative focus is a happily ever after story. We will be using an alternative version of “Jack and the Baked Beanstalk.”

Summer term

Our Summer Term topic is: “Urban Detectives”.

Our topic will be focusing on the Geography of our local area and human and physical features. We will be looking at the history of the Humber Bridge as part of our local history study.

In Maths, we will be focusing on position and direction; time; measuring temperature, weight and volume and we will end the year recapping Place Value in preparation for moving into Year 3.

In English, our focus is:

  • Our narrative focus is defeating the enemy. We will be using the story, “The Pirate Cruncher.”
  • Our narrative focus is there and back again. We will be using the story, “The Tunnel.”

Our 11 before 11 experience is a visit to a stately hall and gardens.

Parents

Please help us in supporting your child with:

  • Reading five times per week at home.
  • Completing their homework on a weekly basis.
  • Joining us for Family Fun on Monday afternoons.
  • Using TT Rockstars.