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Year 1

We have had another lovely week in year 1. We hope you enjoyed coming into school to watch our class assemblies this week! We all felt so proud to have our grown ups watch and celebrate us! In history we have been learning about what life was like for children in the 1950s. We met David, who was a boy living in 1952 and compared our lives to his. We found it very interesting to learn about lifestyles in the 1950s and considered which we preferred, theirs or ours. In English we have been busy being authors! We wrote our own ending for our new story Tiddalik. We thought carefully about about what might happen next and wrote our own versions of the story. We can’t wait for you to have a look at our stories on parents evening. In maths we have started to look at height and have been comparing the height of different objects using the mathematical words of taller and shorter.

Key Messages

  • Key vocab: taller, shorter, predict, experiment

  • KIRFs: finding one less than numbers within 30

  • Common exception words: ten, eleven and twelve

  • Please bring in your child spelling books every Monday for their test and new spellings to be stuck in

Year 2

Lots of comparisons this week!  We have used our scientific knowledge of the planets to inform further investigation on the NASA kids DIY website whilst working in groups to compare the planets according to size using food.  Did you know that if Earth was the size of a cherry tomato, then Mercury would be a grain of rock salt and Jupiter as big as watermelon!  The children have done further comparisons of London in 1666 and 2023 and have written about this in English.  We have continued our understanding of using standard measurements in Maths and have built up a bank of knowledge about centimetres, metres, grams, kilograms, millilitres and litres and when to use them.

Key Messages

  • Key vocab: capacity, volume, millilitres, timeline, chronology, Prophet Mohammed, compare

  • Spelling rule: Adding the suffix ‘ing’ as in drop/dropping

  • KIRFs: x10

  • As we experience such wet weather, whenever possible it would helpful if children could come to school in wellies and change their shoes on arrival.