Welcome to Year 1/Year 2
Please visit Our Curriculum section of our website, where you will find our Class Overviews which detail what we will be learning this term.
What can we find in our corner of the world?
This term we will be studying the physical and human geography of our local area. We will study aerial photographs of Durham and name and label what we see. A fieldtrip around the local streets will provide an opportunity to use maps and compass directions to follow a simple route around the area. During this visit we will name and locate physical features and complete a simple survey to help us to understand how people use our area. We will create our own maps to show what we have found.
In science we will use leaves to identify, name and classify a variety of trees which are growing in our local area. We will learn whether they are deciduous or evergreen.
In art we will study the work of Sandra L. Strohschein paying particular attention to her painting entitled “Falling”. We will use graphite and watercolour wax resist to create a painting in her style. We will also explore and compare the use of soft pastels and pencils.
In literacy we will study a variety of fairy tales with a particular focus upon Little Red Riding Hood. We will retell familiar stories and rewrite them with a new twist. We will write letters, wanted posters and labels as well as creating adverts within the theme of fairy tales.
In DT we will explore levers and pulleys as mechanisms and will create our own simple mechanisms using Little Red Riding Hood as out stimulus.
Our Special Author this term is David Shannon