Brompton Westbrook Primary School

Year 1/2 Blog

Are you fed up with asking the question 'How was school today?' and getting the response 'fine'?

Our new weekly blogs will give you more information about what your child is doing in school. This will mean that you can ask meaningful questions to find out about their learning.

 

 

Week commencing 10/07/2017

Year 1 are going on an exciting trip to The Historic Dockyard.  Whilst there, the children will experience being a pirate on board a ship, make their own rope and learn about the story of Grace Darling.  Afterwards, the children will write an account of their adventure.  In numeracy, year 1 will learn how to read and create their own co-ordinates.

Year 2 will continue to learn about Victorian seaside holidays.  They will create their own Punch and Judy puppets and writing their own play scripts.  In maths, they will carry out investigations around the seaside and practising all the skills they have learned this year.

Week commencing 03/07/2017

Year 1 children will complete their learning about underwater creatures in science.  They will be looking at their diets, thinking about what food they will eat.  They will also look at the colour wheel and explore mixing colours.  In numeracy, 1B will look at positional language and time whilst 1C explore capacity.

Year 2 will be learning about Victorian holidays and making comparisons with the present.  They will continue to study William Morris and make a Victorian floor tile.  In numeracy, they will look at directional language.

 

Week commencing 26/06/2017

This week, Year 1 children will be learning about different symbols that are in the story of Noah's Ark.  They will be looking at changes that occur as they grow up.  Children in 1C will be looking at positional language whilst children in 1B explore capacity.

Year 2 children will be re-writing their character descriptions of The Twits which were written in September.  Hopefully we will be able to see lots of progress!  In maths, they will be thinking about positional and directional vocabulary which will link to their geography work this week.  In geography they will be planning routes around the school.

Week commencing 19/06/2017

Year 1 children will be delving into the world of poetry.  They will be reading the story "Commotion in the Ocean" and starting to make a bank of adjectives to use to describe underwater sea creatures.  By the end of the week children will be using these words to make their own poem.  In numeracy, Year 1 will be recapping doubling and halving.

Year 2 children will be writing their own version of stories they know.  In maths they will be using coins to make different amounts and challenging themselves to use their time knowledge to solve problems.

Week commencing 12/06/2017

This week, Year 1 children will be taking part in their phonics screening.  They will be practising reading a variety of words throughout the week to support them.  In topic work, children will continue to look at sea creatures and their habitats.  In numeracy they will be recapping subtraction and working out how to find a missing number in a subtraction calculation.

Year 2 are going to Rochester to find out more about the Victorian era and discover what Rochester was like in Victorian times.  We will use what we learn to write accounts and non-chronological reports.  In maths, we are learning about inverse operations and using this to help find missing numbers in calculations.

Week commencing 06/06/2017

This week, Year 1 children will be starting their science topic on sea creatures.  They will look at different features of sea creatures and identifying them from their shadows.  In SEAL children will be looking at changes and comparing the similarities and differences between people.  In numeracy, children will be working on finding a missing number in a calculation.

Year 2 children will be focusing on the features of a recount and will write their own recounts.  In maths, they will be recapping the four number operations and making sure they all have a strategy that they can use confidently.  They will continue their learning about the Victorians and finding out about significant people who helped Victorian children.

Week commencing 22/05/2017

This week, children in Year 1 will be delving into people's view on Christopher Columbus.  They will hear different opinions about him and make up their own minds as to whether he was a hero or not.  In geography, the children will be creating their own creative maps of the school grounds.  In numeracy, Year 1 will be recapping multiplication, division and data handling.

Year 2 children will be writing a persuasive letter to Mrs Mason to try and convince her not to turn the school into a Victorian school.  Some children will also be writing a magic potion in their RWI lessons using the apostrophe for possession.  In maths, they will revisit shapes, naming a range of 3d shapes and talking about their properties.

Week commening 15/05/2017

Year 1 children will be retelling Christopher Columbus' exploration in their own words, when they become journalists and and write a newspaper article.  Year 1 children will also be learning about famous pirates and creating a fact file about them.  In numeracy, they will be revisiting multiplication and division.

Year 2 children will be demonstrating how hard they have worked this year by showing all they have learned in reading and maths through a range of different structured activities.  They will also be continuing to learn about the Victorians.  They will be finding out about the people who helped to make life better for children in Victorian times.

Week commencing 08/05/2017

This week, Year 1 children will be continuing their work on Christopher Columbus.  They will visit the war memorial to see how people are remembered.  Then they will create their own memorial to remember Christopher Columbus.  They will also be working hard practising their phonics.  In numeracy, the children will recap money and work out which coins could be used to make a given amount.

Children in Year 2 are continuing to learn about the Victorians.  They will be exploring a Victorian classroom and finding out about the school day.  They will have the opportunity to experience a Victorian school day on Thursday.  In maths, they are recapping lots of the areas already covered this term, including shape, multiplication, division and fractions.

Week commencing 02/05/2017

Year 1 children will be continuing their learning about Christopher Columbus.  They will also learn about the features of newspapers in readiness to write a report about him.  In SEAL, Year 1 children will develop their learning about comfortable and uncomfortable feelings.  In numeracy this week, Year 1 will be understanding number sequences and looking at reading scales.

Year 2 children will continue with their learning about "The Victorians".  They will be exploring life in the workhouse and comparing children's lives in Victorian times with their own lives.  Children are working on writing a character profile for a monster from the story "Where the Wild Things Are".  In maths they are continuing to work on finding a missing number in an addition or subtraction calculation.

Week commencing 24/04/2017

Year 1 children will be learning about the life of Christopher Columbus.  They will be delving into his sea adventures, whilst also looking at the world's continents and oceans.

In numeracy the children will be working on understanding addition and subtraction word problems.

Year 2 are beginning their new topic "The Victorians".  They will be learning about Queen Victoria and comparing her life with Queen Elizabeth's.  In maths they will be starting to tackle missing number calculations as well as continuing to practice their rounding skills by finding an approximate answer to a calculation.

Week commencing 27/03/2017

This week the children will be investigating which material would be the best to stop the rain coming into a castle.  In art, they will be drawing their own coat of arms and choosing which colours they would use to paint it.  In numeracy, they will be recapping money and adding amounts together.

Year 2 children will be continuing to learn to tell the time in maths and work out time word problems.  They will be finishing their Jack and The Beanstalk stories and rewriting a part of it from the point of view of the giant.  They will be working hard to use their designs to make their vehicles to help Florence Nightingale move hospital supplies around. 

Week commecing 20/03/2017

After learning about castles last week, Year 1 will be delving into the world of Rapunzel being locked in her tower.  Children will be reading and answering questions about Rapunzel and rewriting the story.  In art, Year 1 children will be looking at coats of arms and designing their own.  In numeracy, they will be recapping multiplication strategies and number bonds.

Year 2 children will be writing their own version of Jack and The Beanstalk and are trying really hard to put in their exclamation sentences.  In maths, they are learning about fractions.  They are finding halves, quarters and thirds of shapes and numbers.  They are beginning to make their own carts in DT and they will be thinking about what medals they deserve and why.

 

Week commencing 13/03/2017

Year 1 children will be continuing their history topic about the Royal family and will be learning about the Queen.  In science they will be investigating which material would be best to use to mend the roof of a castle.  They will also be designing their own plant pot.  In numeracy this week they will be delving into division and answering word problems.

Year 2 children will be revisiting multiplication and division in maths as well as practising times tables.  In topic work, they will be designing their own medical carts to transport wounded soldiers.  They are continuing to explore symbols and also designing their own symbols.  They are also thinking about the things that are important to them and why they are important.

Week commencing 06/03/2017

Year 1 - In numeracy the children will be learning to find quantities of numbers.  In topic work, they will be learning about and naming the features of castles.  They will be continuing their science topic on materials and using scientific vocabulary to describe them.  Year 1 will also be learning the National Anthem this week.

Year 2 will continue their work abotu Florence Nightingale.  They will be preparing for their diary writing by thinking about how she felt when she arrived at the Scutari hospital.  In maths they will continue to learn about 3d shap and their properties as well as reading scales numbered in different ways.

 

Week commencing 27/02/2017

This week Year 1 children will continue their castles topic.  They will be looking into their own family tree as well as that of the royal family.  In science the children will be sorting materials.  On Thursday it is Wold Book Day and we will be delving into the exciting world of Rapnuzel.  In numeracy, Year 1 will be developing their subtraction and time skills.

Year 2 will continue to learn about Florence Nightingale.  We are continuing to think about the impact she had on soldiers' lives and thinking about whether she deserved her medals.  In science we are grouping objects by wehter they are alive, dead or never been alive.  In maths we are focusing on learning our pairs of numbers that make 20 and learning about 3d shaped.

Week commencing 21/02/2017

This term children in Year 1 will be starting a new topic, "Who's the King of the Castle?"  They will be looking at what they already know about castles and what they would like to find out.  They will be delving into their own family trees and looking at materials in science.  In numeracy, they will be recapping addition strategies and learning how to read half past times.

Year 2 start their new topic "Heroes".  They will be looking at photographs of people from the past and thinking about what these pictures tell them about these people.  In maths they are learning about inverse operations and how to find a missing number in a calculation.

Week commencing 06/02/2017

This week is Multicultural week.  Each class will be learning about a different country, where they will engage in cross-curricular learning.

1C - India

1B - Russia

2C - Moldavia

2R - Bulgaria

Week commencing 30/01/2017

Year 1 children will be learning about the religion of Islam.  They will learn about Muslim faiths and beliefs.  In Geography, Year 1 will complete their leaflets about London and start to compare London with Gillingham.  In numeracy, 1B will learn about 3D shape, whilst 1C will be learning about mass.

Week commencing 23/01/2017

Year 1 children will be concentrating on learning about London.  They will specifically look at attractions they could visit and start to write about them.  In RE, Year 1 will be learning about the Muslim faith and the Qu'ran.  In numeracy, each class will be learning something different.  1B will be learning about mass, whilst 1C will be learning about 3D shapes.

Year 2 children will be tasting different vegetables, both raw and cooked and comparing the different flavours and textures. They will be designing our own versions of Nepalese momos.  They are beginning to learn about symbols in the Hindu religion and learning about Hindu places of worship.  In maths they will be learning about division and linking this with their multiplication knowledge.

Week commencing 16/01/2107

Year 1 will be writing instructions to tell someone how to make the delicious sandwich they made.  In topic work, Year 1 will be creating a healthy meal and completing some data work on their favourite food.  In numeracy, they will be starting to learn about multiplication.

Year 2 will be continuing their learning on Nepal.  They will be finding out about eduction in Nepal and comparing it to school life in Gillingham.  In maths, they will be learning more about multiplication and practising times tables.

Week commencing 09/01/2017

Year 1 will be creating their own sandwiches.  They will complete their designs and use equipment to make their product.  They will then share these delights with parents on Thursday afternoon.  Year 1 will also continue to learn about healthy living.  In numeracy, Year 1 will be consolidating work on subtraction and beginning to look at fractions of shapes.

Year 2 are beginning their topic work.  They will be finding out where in the world Nepal is and finding out about some places in Nepal.  They will be investigating the climate of Nepal and comparing it to the climate in the UK.  In maths they will be practicing their subtraction skills.  They will be using numberlines to help with counting back.

 

Week commencing 03/01/2017

Year 1 will be starting their new topic of healthy living.  The children have explored different foods and tried sorting them using their own criteria.  They are also starting to look at London, identifying some of the famous sights they might see.  They have also recapped addition and subtraction strategies in numeracy.

Year 2 are thinking about setting goals they can work on over the term.  They begin their science work about healthy eating and thinking about how to clean their teeth properly.  In maths, they are practicing their adding skills and using their base 10 resources to help them add tens or two 2-digit numbers.

Week commencing 12/12/2016

Year 1 will be having a fun packed week of Christmas activities.  They will be completing their work on the Nativity story, thinking about what they would sacrifice for someone else.  They will also be writing the ending to a story about a naughty little elf.  In numeracy, the children will be re-capping 2d shapes and delving into some investigations.

Year 2 are completing their Great Fire of London work.  They will be thinking of ways to commemorate the fire.  In maths they are learning to tell the time.  We will be enjoying the FS Nativity plays and listening to the KS2 carol concert. 

Week commencing 5/12/2016

Year 1 will be learning about data handling through a Christmas theme.  In topic work, they will be writing sections of The Snow White story to add to their own story boards.  They will also be looking at what makes people angry in SEAL and thinking of ways to support this emotion.  On Tuesday, Year 1 look forward to singing to you as they show off their hard work in their Christmas carol concert.

Year 2 will be evaluating their Tudor houses and making pencil pots to sell at the Christmas fair.  In maths they will be sorting and interpreting data.  On Wednesday, they will be starring in their nativity play - and you are all invited!

Week commencing 28/11/2106

Year 1 will be continuing to learn Christmas songs for their Christmas Carol concert.  In topic work, they will be recapping their learning on toys and be ordering them in chronological order.  In numeracy, the children will be starting to recognise time.

Year 2 will be working hard practising their nativity play.  They will be completing their Tudor houses and writing instructions for how to make their houses.  In maths, they will be learning about money.  They will learn to recognise different coins and how to make specific values using smaller value coins.  They will be visiting the "Reindeer Are Us" shop to apply their newly learned skills.

 

Week commencing 21/11/2016

This week, Year 1 will be writing a character description of a dwarf from the story of Snow White.  They will be continuing to learn about the Nativity story.  In Numeracy, Year 1 will be learning about money where they will recognise coins and begin adding them together to make given amounts.

Year 2 will be using their designs to make their Tudor houses and continuing with their diary writing.  They will be explaining what happened in the fire and how it made them feel.  In maths they will be measuring using rulers and learning about the units of length.

 

Week commencing 14/11/2016

Year 1 children will be taking part in a fun toys workshop, where the children will be able to look at toys from the past.  We will also be creating a word bank of useful adjectives to use in our Snow White work.  In numeracy, we will be learning how to count in 2's, 5's and 10's whilst also delving into position and direction.

Year 2 children will be starting to make their Tudo houses following their designs.  They will also be finding out what lessons have been learned from the Great Fire of London.  In maths, they are beginning to learn about multiplication.  They will be using repeated addition and drawings to help them.  They will also be starting to remember facts in some times tables.

 

Week commencing 07/11/2016

Year 1 children will be continuing their learning about Snow White.  They will be thinking about what makes them unique.  In art, children will be starting to create their own self portrait.  In numeracy, children will be learning about length and recapping subtraction.

Year 2 children are beginning to design their own Tudor houses.  They will be working with a partner and thinking about what they want their houses to look like and what they will use to make them.  In maths, they will be continuing with their addition and subtraction and investigating what happens when you try and take a larger number from a smaller number.

Week commencing 02/11/2016

Year 1 children will be looking at sorting old and modern toys.  They will be delving into the story of Snow White by re-enacting the story and coming up with questions to ask the characters.  In numeracy, children will begin to look at subtraction.

Year 2 children are beginning to find out about Tudor houses.  They will be looking at pictures and thinking about how they are different from our houses.  They will investigate ways of joining card and paper.  In maths, children will be investigating chich numbers are odd and even and using the < and > signs to compare numbers.

 

Week commencing 17/10/2016

Year 1 children will be delving into the world of Jack and the Beanstalk.  They will be creating a castle at the top of a beanstalk and retelling the story.  In numeracy, Year 1 children will be looking at odd and even numbers, sequencing events in the correct order and finding one less than a number.

Year 2 children will be finishing their fire poems and their fire dances.    In maths we are beginning to learn strategies for solving a subtraction calculation.  It is our creative week and we will be using the work of Paul Klee to inspire our pictures of the Great Fire of London.

Week commencing 10/10/2106

Year 1 children will be looking at the four seasons.  They will make observations about the changes that occur over the seasons and think about why they happen.  They will also be looking at their senses in science.  In Numeracy, they will be continuing their work on addition.

Year 2 children will be identifying 2d shapes and their properties in maths.  They will be developing their vocabulary of position.  In their topic work, they will be continuing to write their fire poems.  In music they will be learning about beat and playing "London's Burning" on a xylaphone.

Week commencing 03/10/2016

Year 1 children will be starting their science topic and looking at different parts of the body.  They will continue looking at physical and human features that they see on their journey to school.  In numeracy, children will be working on data handling and 2d shapes.

Year 2 children will be working on their addition skills in numearcy.  In topic work, they will continue learning about the great fire of London.  They will be drafting fire poems and adding musical instruments to the song, 'London's Burning'.

Week commencing 26/09/2016

Year 1 will be looking at feelings and emotions.  They will also be looking at the school and thinking about what they like and dislike.  In numeracy, the children will be learning their number bonds.

Year 2 will be exploring pace values of numbers in maths.  We will be finding out what each digit in a 2-digit number represents and continuing to practice our counting in 10s.  We are continuing with our London's Burning topic.  Boom dance academy are coming to help us put together a fire dance and we will be beginning to find out why the fire started and how it spread so quickly.

 

Week Commencing 19/09/2016

Year 1 -  This week the children will be starting their term topic "All About Me!"  They will be looking at their family and likes and dislikes.  They will also be learning about different emotions and how they can make people feel.  In numeracy, Year 1 will continue counting on and back from given numbers

Year 2-  This week we are beinning our topic "The Great Fire of London".  We will be looking at London in the present day and in the 17th Century and comparing the differences.  We will be beginning to think about the sounds and movements that fire makes.  In maths we are ordering and comparing numbers and finding the number 10 more or less.