Year 1 and 2

KS1 Creative Curriculum Focus Spring Term 2020

The KS1 Topic for the whole school for the whole of the Spring Term is:  Geography – Our Wonderful World

In KS1 we will specifically focus on – Why don’t penguins need to fly?

  • Where is the penguin’s home and what do we find there?
  • How are penguins able to survive in Antarctica?
  • How does Antarctica compare to the Sahara Desert?

We will be reading stories about Pip the penguin to find out how he survives in the Antarctic. We will also be locating places on maps and globes and comparing the different regions.

History: Learning about the great explorer Scott of the Antarctic and his expedition to the South Pole.

Art: Looking at the Picasso Penguin picture, sketching skills. Using chalks and charcoals to blend. Creating a painted landscape.

Music: Using the new music program ‘Charanga’ to create rhythms, sing songs and accompany them with percussion instruments.

Computing: Using the Rising Stars curriculum ‘We are Researchers’

R.E We will also be learning about Judaism and its beliefs.

Science: We will be concentrating on living things and their habitats. We will identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. We will look at how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

 

Our topic for the whole of the Autumn Term is going to be all about Bears.

This is a super topic which Children will get to find out all about different bears and their habitats as well as find out about the history of The Teddy Bear. We are so excited about our first ever trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to see the brown bears and polar bears up close and personal!

There are lots of stories about bears – can you talk to your teacher about one that you may have read?

Subject Focus:

First Half Term

Art – collage and painting

History – comparing old and new toys. Looking at the history of Teddy Bears and placing these on a timeline.

Computing – using a graphics program to create our own teddy bear pictures.

Science – looking at different materials and how they may change.

PSHE –Using our class bears, teamwork and establishing rules and routines.

Second Half Term

Geography – looking at different bears from around the world.

Science – Looking at bear habitats and how bears have adapted to living in them.

Computing – computer coding using Beebots and Purplemash.

Design and Technology – Textiles, sewing and creating our own bear decorations.

Christmas – Learning and performing our Christmas production and other fun Christmas games and activities.  Looking at other celebrations from other religions/cultures.

Creative Curriculum Focus Summer Term 2019

For the whole Summer Term our topic will be ‘The Enchanted Woodland’ This is a brand new topic for our Key Stage One children that we hope they will all enjoy. The topic centres around the identification and growth of plants. We will be planting lots in the raised beds, planters and Orchard outdoor areas. We will also be making enchanted fairy gardens – we can’t wait to see what magical creations the children come up with!

Other aspects of the topic include finding out more about Robin Hood, using maps and aerial photographs to find out more about our local area and using textiles and sculptures in art.

The Summer Term is also full of exciting events like potted-sports, KS1 Sports Day and our annual Ten Pieces day where we will be making a castanet from recycled materials.

We will continue to develop positive personal characteristics through our “Building a Better Me” work, where we will be celebrating and improving the children’s character strengths in teamwork, respect, resilience, creativity and independence.  Please ask them about the certificates or stickers that they may bring home.

Key Stage One Newsletter Summer 2019

 

Creative Curriculum Focus Spring Term 2019

Key Stage One Newsletter

The Topic for the whole of the Spring Term is:

 

History:The Great Fire of London

 

  • How did the Great Fire of London start?
  • What happened in London as the fire spread?
  • Why did the fire spread so quickly and take so long to put out?

 

We will be researching using lots of paintings and drawings from the time as well as more up to date resources. We will also be using extracts from Samuel Pepys’ diary.  We have our special Fire of London themed history day on Friday 1st February to look forward to. 

It is always a popular topic with children and staff and really captivates our pupils.

We look forward to seeing the wonderful art, work and creations that the children make.

 

We are also looking at ‘building a better me’ and focusing on developing children’s character muscles such as: perseverance, creativity, risk taking, questioning and imagination.

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage One Autumn Term 2018

We welcome you to an exciting term in Years 1 and 2. We can’t wait to meet our new classes and start our exciting brand new topic.

 

Many Thanks to all children and families that took part in our Key Stage One Summer Challenge – we have loved looking at your memory boards and seeing what exciting adventures that you get up to.

 

Our topic for the whole of the Autumn Term is going to be all about:

‘What do you see where the land meets the sea?’

First Half Term

Geography – concentrating on geographical vocabulary and the features of Britain’s coastline.

Art – Painting a coastal landscape. Colour mixing.

Computing – computer coding using Beebots and Purplemash.

Science – looking at different materials and how they float and sink.

Design and Technology – Sewing - Making a poppy.

Music – Carnival of the animals – aquarium. Looking at percussion instruments.

PSHE – Our special visit to ‘The Cottage’ café – ordering and paying for food.

Second Half Term

History – Commemorating the end of World War 2 1918-2018

Science – Marine habitats and looking at the Great Barrier Reef.

Geography – Contrasting location – Australia.

Design and Technology – Making underwater diorama.

Art – Aboriginal Art.

Christmas – Learning and performing our Christmas production and other fun Christmas games and activities.  

RE – Runs throughout the term looking at Old Testament Bible Stories and The Nativity.

We are also looking at ‘building a better me’ and focusing on developing children’s character muscles such as: perseverance, creativity, risk taking, questioning and imagination.

 

Each class has two class bears and these will be coming home with your child  and we can’t wait to find out what wonderful adventures they will have with you.

Key Stage One Autumn Term 2018

Orchard Primary and Nursery School
Chapel Street, Kirkby in Ashfield
Nottingham NG17 8JY

tel: 01623 455939 email: office@orchard-pri.notts.sch.uk