Key Stage 1

Phase Leader KS1

Eduardo Serra

Year 1

Summer Term Knowledge Organiser – 2023-2024

The latest Year 1 Learning Update!

In English, we will focus on ‘The Snail and the Whale’ poem for the final week. We will explore Julia Donaldson’s characters and pair rhyming words before writing our own version.

In maths, we will consolidate topics already covered this term: multiplication & division and fractions.

We will go back to something the children found tricky and have another practise!
For topic, our focus is history. We are going to imagine we are Victorians on a trip to the seaside and we will write postcards to explain the experience.

Linked to our topic of animals, in science, we will learn about animal diets and we will look closer at the characteristics and structure of fish and amphibians in order to explain similarities and differences.

For RE, we will continue to learn about Islam and Muslim’s beliefs. We will think about Allah’s creations and how to look after them.

The year 1 team would like to remind you that PE in 1S is on Tuesday and Wednesday and in 1T, is on Monday and Tuesday. Reading Records and Homework books need to be returned on Wednesdays.

Year 2

Summer Term Knowledge Organiser – 2023-2024

The latest Year 2 Learning Update!

In English, we will be performing a poem in small groups to the rest of the class. We will need to think about the expression in our voices and work as a team to come up with actions that appropriately fit with the words in our poem. Then, we will plan and write our own poems about landmarks in London.

In Maths, following our unit on fractions we will be moving on to time. We will be recapping o’clock and half past and will then move on to quarter to and quarter past.

When returning from half term we will look into telling time to 5 minutes and be solving time word problems.

In Science, we will be recording the results from our investigation. We have been observing our plants growing over the past week and thinking about the best conditions for a plant to grow.

We will also be drawing and labelling plants. Also learning about the function of each part of the plant.

In Art, we will be sketching a scene from our local area, thinking about horizon and the size and shapes of the buildings or landmarks. We will then be creating our final pieces using water colours.

As we are now experts at mixing colours we should come up with some fantastic final pieces, we can’t wait to share them with you!

In Humanities, we will continue our learning in our topic ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. We will be comparing the capital cities of Tokyo and London. We will be researching different landmarks in Tokyo and comparing them to landmarks here in London. We will be writing postcards including facts about the landmark with have researched and then share our knowledge with everyone one else in the
class.

The Year 2 team would like to remind you that we are going to our Athletics Competition on Thursday 23 rd May. Please remember to come to school in your PE kit and bring a bag with your water bottle and lunch (school lunches will be provided to those who have requested).

Please could children bring a water bottle to school every day, especially now the weather is warmer.