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Year 1 / 2 - Starlings

Welcome to Starlings  - Autumn 2022

This half-term term in Starlings Class in English, the children will be reading an adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. We will be retelling part of the story as well as writing letters from the perspective of Scrooge.

In Maths, we will be focusing on calculation and the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. As well as this we will be rehearsing and learning important number facts, such as number bonds to 5, 10 and 20; and beginning to recall facts for the 2 times table.

In History, we will be learning all about what History is and how we learn about the past. We will find out about historians, archaeologists and family trees and we will ask what life was like in the past where we live.

We will be launching our new Science topic about animals and their needs with a fun-packed trip to Banham Zoo.

In Computing, we will be exploring how IT is used outside of school and how it is used in the wider world.

In PSHE, we will be exploring our emotions. As well as this, Anti-bullying Week 2022 falls within this half-term and will form a focus for some of our PSHE work.

In Art, we will be expressing ourselves through line and colour; in PE we are looking forward to gymnastics, tri-golf and multi-skills; and in Music Mrs. Smith will be helping us to play the ocarinas.

In R.E., we ask the question ‘Why does Christmas matter to Christians?’ This ties in nicely with our preparations for our school Christmas production, which will provide us with a magical way to end the term.