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Term 5 begins Tuesday 17th April

Mars class

Our Year 1 and 2 class

Welcome to Mars Class

This is our Y1/2 class. The class teacher is Mrs Miller and the teaching assistant is Mrs Hardeman.

Welcome back and we hope you have had a fantastic Easter break!

We have a very exciting time ahead of us with lots of things going on.  Our topic for Terms 5 and 6 is “Down in the Jungle” where we will be exploring features of rainforests and the animals that live there.  This will lead to lots of non-fiction writing; fact files, animal descriptions etc.   We will also be comparing British forests to rainforests as well as looking at all the different fruits you can find in a rainforest and sampling some of them!  To enrich our topic, we will be visiting Port Lympne Zoo where we can see some of these animals up close and hopefully understand a lot more about them.

We will be linking our topic with fiction books such as Jack and the Beanstalk, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Monkey Puzzle and Rumble in the Jungle and through these stories, continuing to perfect our handwriting, grammar, punctuation and spelling as well as writing composition.

In science, as well as looking at rainforest animals, we will be growing bean plants and observing their growth over time as well as experimenting to see what plants need to grow.

In outdoor learning, we will be looking at signs of spring and summer and lots of activities linked to the rainforest and animals.

In Art / DT, we will be making rainmakers, cooking and painting as well as observational drawings.

Year 2 also have their SATs coming up and Year 1s have their Phonics Screening in June, so we wish them all the luck for this.

 


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