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Learning at Alwyn
Year 1 Autumn Term
At the start of the term we focus on settling the children into Key Stage 1. The children will take part in activities around different books that we have read in class and they will continue to learn through play.
We will have a geography week where the children will learn about human and physical features and go on a mini adventure around Oaken Grove Park!
We will also focus on a range of topics such as ‘Toys from the past’ and ‘Penguins’, which the children thoroughly enjoy. The children will learn about firework safety and write their own narratives too.
Year 1 Spring Term
What an exciting spring term we have in Year One! We will sequence a range of fairy tales and use these as a stimulus to complete activities based on what they have read! We also think about people who help us in the world and welcome some special visitors into our school.
In science, we focus on animal classifications and go on a fantastic trip to Odds Farm, where we will see many new born animals!
Year 1 Summer Term
In the summer term Year One look at non-fiction texts about life in the arctic and Antarctica. We will participate in a sports and healthy eating week, where the children will be given the opportunity to try some fruits and make their own fruit salads.
We will also visit Windsor Castle where the children will take part in a taught session about the roles of people in a castle.
What a super term we will have!
Year 2 Autumn Term
It is an exciting time for the children as they are settling into Year 2 and learning new routines, with a greater level of independence.
The first main topic of the year is Fire! Fire! We begin by investigating the Great Fire of London. The children thoroughly enjoy this topic as they have the opportunity to become historical detectives and explore new facts through research, drama and multimedia. We focus on how the fire started and how it affected and changed London at that time as well as introducing two historical figures- Samuel Pepys and King Charles. We also learn about Fire Safety and link it to Bonfire Night as well as research Guy Fawkes.
Year 2 Spring Term
Our Topic for this term is Heroes and Villains. We begin by exploring the super powers and skills of superheroes and villains from comic books. The we look at how the theme of heroes is shown in books as well as the real life ones we have currently and in the past.
We will explore the skills and innovative thinking of Isambard Kingdom Brunel had on transport, how pirates explored the oceans of the world and how the police help support our community.
Year 2 Summer Term
The topic is What a Wonderful World! This topic helps the children develop their understanding of the world. We look at continents and oceans using globes and an atlas. We find out what life is like in Kenya and compare it to our life in Maidenhead. We also look at penguin life in Antarctica and how they adapt to survive in that landscape. This also allows us to investigate the science of local and world habitats and how we can look after the world around us.
The summer term is also where the children can learn water safety and how to swim at the Magnet Leisure Centre. The children also look forward to these lessons in Year 2.