This term we will explore ‘What makes Chilton a good place to live?’. This will be a local area study linked to Geography. We will work to know that Chilton is a village and follow simple trails in and around our school grounds. We will be identifying human and physical features within our village.
In writing, we will begin with finding out about the trees in which our classes are named after. We will produce a fact file to share more about our class trees. We will also be writing a narrative based on our class novel ‘Rabbit and Bear’ by Julian Gough and Jim Field. Across the phase, children will have daily phonics lessons.
In Science this term we will be scientists and work our way through the working scientifically cycle. We start by asking questions about what we notice and observe around us before planning and carrying out our own investigations later in the term.
Our Forest school day is Wednesday.
Children need to come in wearing long trousers, a warm jumper and a waterproof coat with a hood and they will need wellies to wear.
There are some waterproof trousers available from the school, but if you have your own, please bring these along.
Children need to bring in their normal school clothes to change in afterwards.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday, in the afternoon.
Children should bring in their PE kit on Monday and leave it in school for the week, preferably in a drawstring bag to help us keep our cloakroom tidy.
We begin the year with an exciting exploration of the question ‘Who Should We Listen To?’ We will explore this question through the actions of Guy Fawkes and events of The Great Fire of London. We will learn how the changing of Monarchs led up to Guy Fawkes’ actions and the ways that The Great Fire of London spread so quickly and what could have been done to stop it sooner.
In writing, we will begin with describing Guy Fawkes in the style of a Wanted Poster. Next we will explore the importance of Bonfire Night and write Firework Poems. Finally, we are excited to read ‘Molly McDrew and the Great Fire of London’. We will use this book to write a setting description of the fire from Molly’s point of view. Across the phase, children will have daily phonics lessons.
In Science we will be looking at everyday materials. We will name common materials and describe their properties.
In maths, Year 1 will start the term by looking at place value of numbers. We will count objects including finding one more and one less than numbers within 10. In Year 2, we will revisit the objectives of telling the time to the hour and half hour from Year 1 before moving onto place value.
This term in DT, we will be using a range of techniques to join and create a structure. In Computing, we will familiarise ourselves with PurpleMash learning how to log in safely. Later in the term, we will begin coding. Our topic in PSHE is ‘Being Me in My World’ where we will look at our hopes for the year and rights and responsibilities.