Venus – Year 1 & 2
Welcome to Venus Class
This Autumn term, Venus class are going to be exploring the overall topic ‘Once upon a time…’ in which we will link our curriculum subjects in a creative way. We will begin this term with an ‘Arts week’, whereby we will create pieces of artwork for our displays around our school, making links to our individual subjects.
In English, we will be looking at traditional tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood and will explore the related story language. We will be using descriptive language, such as extended noun phrases, to describe the main characters and the setting within each of the tales.
In History and Geography, Venus will explore family trees to have a better understanding of changes over time within their living memory. They will also look at timelines to develop their ability to place events in chronological order. Additionally, we will explore the local area and take a trip into Islington and find out about the history of St John Evangelist Primary School and Church.
Our Maths lessons will focus on number, place value and calculations this term. We encourage all parents to support their children in learning their number facts, such as the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, number bonds up to 100 and their doubles and halves of numbers up to 100. We also ask that parents practice reading the time with their children to the nearest 15 minutes.
In Science, we will be looking at the topic ‘animals including humans’, whereby we will understand how to group animals in different ways by looking at their key characteristics. Additionally, we will look at what animals need to survive, and consider how humans keep healthy by choosing a healthy diet, having good hygiene and keeping active.
Homework will be handed out on a Thursday, which asks children to practice spellings for a weekly spelling test. Mathletics homework will also be set, which will have topics related to the weeks learning, or ask to practice number facts. Homework must be handed in the next Wednesday. Children must read every night with an adult and an adult must sign to write that they have listened to them read.
Venus class have PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit and plimsolls in school at all times.
Thank you for your support.
Miss Grant and Theresa Stapleton.