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Summer 2

 Out and About In The Country!
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This half term we are learning about…

  • How to write a dark setting description
  • How to write down our fears and think of ways to overcome them
  • How to write animal fact files
  • Different materials and their properties
  • Focussing on writing sentences ending with ‘ed’ and ‘ing’
  • How to create a story map
  • How to re-write a story using a story map
  • How to write fun and descriptive stories
  • Comparing different human and physical features of a city and a countryside
  • Studying the different country sides in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
  • How to create landscape paintings, looking closely at Van Gogh’s work
  • How to write newspaper reports
  • How to write a diary entry
  • How to use a compass and read a map

How to correctly use simple grammar and punctuation

  • The different parts of a plant or flower
  • How to conduct a scientific enquiry
  • The season of Summer and how to keep safe during it
  • How to write an informative letter
  • Life cycles of tadpoles and caterpillars
  • How to write a personal statement to give to their new Year 2 teacher                   

The children will be:

  • Begin to write their own stories and use their own ideas to write independently
  • Imagining how they would feel in a creepy dark field
  • Using all their senses to create setting descriptions
  • Going on a scavenger hunt outside to find minibeasts and objects related to animals in our local area
  • Will be debating; Where is better to live? Town vs Countryside
  • Investigating the best materials to make an owl house
  • Creating a promise tree and thinking about what traits they should take into Year 2
  • Writing their own superhero story
  • Recapping all their learning of the Year 1 writing curriculum
  • Working together to create a class rhyme and song
  • Learning how to read maps and create their own
  • Spending a day at Middleton Park learning more about wildlife and eating a yummy picnic
  • Making a worm habitat
  • Learning actions to go with the ‘Minibeast rap’

You can help your child at home by:

  • Listening to your child read on a regular basis and asking questions about the book.
  • Practising the spellings in your child’s spelling book.
  • Supporting your child with their weekly homework.
  • Encouraging your children to practise writing sentences or stories using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
  • Helping your child to learn their tricky and high frequency words.
  • Talking to your child about the environment they live in and how it is different from other places
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