Key Stage 1 – Year 2
Children carry on their Key Stage 1 education in the Woodpeckers Class, where we continue to emphasise enjoyment of learning through our Creative Curriculum, covering all the core areas of the National Curriculum to establish a good foundation to take them into Key Stage 2 (by the time they reach Year 3).
In the morning the Woodpeckers class focus their work on Literacy and Maths and in the afternoons they look at a weekly subject such as Music, Technology or History etc. within the overall topic area for that half term. They also have weekly PE sessions with a qualified Sports Coach.
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Latest News From Woodpeckers Class
Last week, it was the turn of The Woodpeckers to share their learning from the term. They shared facts about L.S Lowry from their learning in Art and showed off their Lowry cityscapes. The children read parts from their Rainforest Fact Files and sang a rainforest...read more
This half term in Science, the children have been learning about different scientific inventors. Last week, the children learnt about Louie Pasteur and the discovery of germs. They did an experiment with glitter to see how easily germs are spread and the importance of...read more
On Monday 12th November all the children walked down to the church. Whilst there, we saw the the amazing displays which commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the ending of World War 1; we also saw the nine 'There but not there' soldiers sitting in the pews. The...read more
This week, Woodpeckers Class have been learning about The Rainforest. They are going to write fact files. To find out about the Rainforest, the children had to use resources to research and answer questions in pairs and on their own which inspired them to take charge...read more
After school some of the Year One and Two children joined Miss Jones for games club. The children enjoyed playing different games. It was lovely to see the children taking turns and playing the games according to the rules. [gallery...read more
On Thursday 1st October, seven children from the Woodpeckers class took part in an U7 Futsal Festival at Inspire Suffolk. They played 8 matches in total against 4 other schools: St Pancras, Shotley, The Oaks and Bucklesham. There was plenty of fancy footwork, hard...read more
We Are Working On
Science – Living Things
- Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, by mapping a habitat and identifying its inhabitants.
- Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
- Gather and record data to help in answering questions by investigating the preferred habitat of minibeasts.
- Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, by researching habitats and the animals that live in them.
History – Great Fire of London
- Develop an awareness of the past in the context of comparing present-day London to the London that existed before 1666.
- Identify differences and similarities between ways of life in different periods in the context of comparing present day living to how people of London lived during 1666.
- Know and understand key features of an event beyond living memory that are nationally significant in the context of finding out about the Great Fire of London and how it started.
- To understand key features of events, choosing and using parts of stories and asking and answering questions through discussing and thinking of the ways in which London was changed and rebuilt after the Great Fire.
Art & Design and Technology – Lowry
- The work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines in the context of comparing works by LS Lowry.
- Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space in the context of painting a seascape.
- Print a background.
- Draw buildings to use in my Lowry City Collage.
- Draw matchstick figures.
P.E. – Multi-skills
- Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
- Move with a ball.
- Use space when passing and receiving in a game.
- Use throwing and catching to pass and receive the ball in a game.
- Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
- Apply specific skills to an invasion game and to follow rules to play a game.
- Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
- Change the speed, weight and size of my movement
- Dance in different formations
- Move in response to stimuli.
- Move to a rhythm.
- Synchronise movement in different formations
Computing – Computer Skills
- Using a Mouse or Track pad.
- Switch on & Shutdown.
- Applications & Windows
- Dragging Objects.
- Using our Computer Skills.