KS1 Curriculum

Spring 2 2024  

Year One and Two have enjoyed an exciting halt term learning all about Castles in our ‘Once Upon a Time’ topic. We have read all about who lives in Castles, the different parts of a Castle and even about dragons who store cheese in the Castle dungeons! The children have all designed and made their own magnificent castles, some even included moats! The children showed their resilience when making them because cutting the turrets from the thick card was tricky for small hands! To top off our topic, we have also enjoyed a visit to Mountfitchet Castle which showcases a Norman, wooden castle. The children loved exploring and were particularly taken by the Castle prison and kitchen, as well as the bow and arrow practising station!
We have enjoyed our ‘Curiosity Cafes’ this half term, when parents have joined the Year One children, for some Phonics games and activities, and the Year Two children for some Maths learning. It is always so lovely to invite parents into School and to see them learning with their children.
World Book Day, this half term, was a huge success, the children loved sharing their favourite stories and dressed up in fantastic costumes showcasing an array of amazing books. On Artist day this half term, we looked at the work of Georgia O'Keeffe and painted some beautiful water-colour and oil pastel flowers mimicking her unique, vibrant style.
Science Week was also a hit since our Children spent the week growing bean(stalks!) and observing their growth. The Year Two children also learnt about Mae Carol Jemison, an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. She became the first African-American woman to travel into space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992.
Within the wider school, we have also enjoyed Easter Bingo and Easter Egg hunts, all whilst learning about the Easter Story and it's importance to Christians in our RE lessons.
Next half term we look forward to our Topic of 'Explorers' where we will learn about Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus.
We wish you all an egg-cellent and egg-citing Easter Break!
What are we learning about this half term?
Cycle A
Cycle B