Unit 1, Year 1 and 2, 2019/20
Welcome to our Unit 1, Year 1/2 web page. Here you will find copies of our newsletters, curriculum overviews, home learning projects and information about the exciting things our children have been learning.
Unit 1 Lead - Miss Jay
Unit 1 Classes and Teachers:
Bats - Miss Jay
Dragonflies - Mrs Staples
Newts - Miss Hayman
Please click on the links at the bottom of this page to download our S plans for English, Maths and Curriculum
Unit 1 have had a very special delivery over the weekend. Three mischievous elves were wrapped up and left in the children's classrooms. The children are both excited and concerned that the elves might get up to no good over the next few weeks so they are watching them carefully!
They also had a box of wrapped items which the children thought could be books. Only a few words were displayed on the front of each present - the children will decide which one they would like to open each day.
Year 2 Maths
Year 2 have been working incredibly hard in their maths this week. They have been using their knowledge of adding three numbers to help them to add two larger numbers, partitioning the second number to make a bond to ten before adding the remaining amount. The children have been representing this using tens frames, part-whole models and a cherry representation to show their 'make ten' strategy.
Becky Bettesworth Visit
Unit 1 were so excited to welcome Becky Bettesworth, a local artist, into school on Thursday. Becky told the children all about how she has developed her artwork over the years and where she gets her inspiration from. The children had the opportunity to ask her lots of questions to find out more information about her and her work.
Becky then visited each class and saw the art work that the children had produced. They chose significant places in Cullompton such as Duck Valley, St Andrew's Church and the War Memorial, representing these by cutting out 2D shapes from coloured paper and layering the shapes, just like Becky does with her work.
What an inspiring afternoon and incredible opportunity for the children - thank you so much Becky!
Where in the World do we live?
This week, children have been exploring the different continents that make up the world, using maps, atlases and globes to help them to locate them. From this, children will begin to investigate the different countries which make up the United Kingdom, before looking at Cullompton's local environment, producing a piece of art to represent a place that is significant to them.
Bats Class loved their Buddy Reading session with Foxes Class on Friday. The Year 6 children chose a book that they thought their buddy would like and read it to them, asking them questions about what they thought might happen next, or how much they enjoyed the book. The Year 1 and 2s then had the opportunity to share their favourite book with their buddy, showing them their fantastic reading.
"When we read with our buddies again, am I going to read with Danny? I loved reading with Danny!" - Sammy
"Tara listened really well and she read some of the tricky words." - Ryan
"Phoebe knew about all of the different characters in the book!" - Isla
Thank you Foxes Class, we can't wait to read with you again after half term!
Maths - Comparison of Quantities and Measures - Year 1
Maths - Addition and Subtraction: Bridging 10 - Year 2
English - Stories - There's a Snake in My School
Strange Sightings in School
Unit 1 were faced with a crime scene this morning... a strange trail of glitter and a lot of mess was seen in the library.
After some detective work, the children were emailed a news report which stated that a huge snake had been spotted slithering through the school grounds on Friday!
The children have since created WANTED posters for the venemous creature, describing it using careful vocabulary... will the beast be found?
The Exciting Launch of Bug Club!
Unit 1 are very excited to announce that we are now allocating books electronically, following our weekly guided reading sessions. This is a fantastic new resource which the children are already thoroughly enjoying. The children are able to answer quiz questions based on the books that they read, earning coins which can then be spent on rewards!
Children have all been given a username, password and school code which allows access to the site. Details of these have been stuck into the front of their Reading Journal. The website link to follow is www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
We would encourage all parents to attend one of our two, short workshop sessions, allowing you to see how the site works as well as ask any questions you may have.
The sessions will be held in Bats Class and will take place at the following times:
Monday 30th September – 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 3rd October – 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Perfect Place Value!
Unit 1 have worked hard this week to demonstrate their understanding of number. Year 1 children have focused on sorting, counting, reading and writing numbers, representing these in many different ways. Year 2 have been working on representing 2-digit numbers using a variety of resources, as well as partitioning and recombining numbers using a part-whole model.
English - Autobiographies
Maths - Place Value
This is Me
Our first theme this year is 'This is Me'. There will be lots of exciting learning taking place, focusing around art, geography and PSHCE. Children will be developing their vocabulary as well as learning the skills of sharing opinion, compromise and having an awareness of self, others and wellbeing.