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At Rockliffe Manor Primary School, we believe that learning is most memorable for pupils when it is planned in a cross curricular way, enabling children to make links throughout their learning. We always ensure our lessons include challenges for all pupils, opportunities for children to learn through hands on experiences, and through lots of feedback from both adults and peers. We have high expectations of both staff and pupils, and always endeavor to achieve outstanding outcomes.

Year 1

Year 1 spring 2 remote learning content

Our curriculum learning will be focusing on Mary Seacole and the impact her legacy has had on our modern society. We will also be looking at the Victorian Era and how the class system negatively impacted certain classes (women and the poor). It would be useful to research in advance the Victorian Era and how groups were treated during that time and also further research into Mary Seacole’s life and how that may have impacted life as we now know it.

Some useful websites to get your research started are:

Our English learning, will be based around the core text, The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodsonby.

‘There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you. There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it’s how you look or talk, or where you’re from; maybe it’s what you eat, or something just as random. It’s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it.’

‘The Day You Begin’ is focusing on the themes of being special, uniqueness and friendship and links nicely with the text Beegu that we looked at in the Autumn term.

You can listen to it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM3DesXftrQ

Our writing outcomes will include creating a poem linking to the fact that our core text was based upon a poem as well as writing a message to the author of the story.

In maths, we will be learning place value up to 50 and then we will begin our learning on money.

Some useful websites are:

Our science topic will be continuing Animals including Humans. We will be identifying and comparing the differences between animals (including humans), identifying and name a variety of animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and also describe how an animal is suited to its environment.

If you would like to look at different animals, you can visit Chester zoo who are running an interactive zoo experience:

Please try to read with your child every day at home for ten minutes. Feel free to give feedback about how they got on, or the difficulty level of the banded reading book. It has been great to see so many children reading with parents at home. We are keeping track of how many books each child reads as this will go towards their Reading Challenge total.

Our homework consists of a range of maths and English tasks, as well as assignments related to our topic learning. If you would like to discuss how you can further help your child at home, please contact Miss Roper.

 

Year 2

Year 2 spring 2 remote learning content

Our curriculum learning will be recounting and describing key historical events. We will continue to research the legacy of Dr Barnardo and the impact that his work has had on protecting children’s welfare. In addition, the children will learn about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The primary focus will be on children’s right in the UK and India and how these rights protect children from being exploited, especially for labour.

Some useful websites to get your research started are:

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/who-we-are/our-history

https://www.history.org.uk/primary/categories/lessons-key-stage-1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcdqxnb

https://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/un-convention-child-rights/

Our English learning, will be based around the core text, Hermelin by Mini Grey. This is a lovely book about a detective mouse 'Hermelin' who helps his neighbours find their missing things by leaving them anonymous notes as to where to find them. When his neighbours invite him to a thank you party in his honour and find out who Hermelin really is, will he still be welcome on Offley Street? The core themes running through this text are those of fairness, gratitude and acceptance. We will find out whether he is going to be appreciated for all he has done or whether everyone will treat him as a pest! 

You can listen to the story here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69o1cd60Emk

Our writing outcomes will include making inferences and predictions on the events of the book. For their outcome, the children will write a newspaper report, therefore we will be exploring the language and structural features. Children will develop their oracy skills by participating in discussions and debates.

In maths, we will be learning about the properties of 2 and 3 dimensional shapes. We will also learn to recognise and find fractions of shapes and amounts. In both topics, children will develop their fluency, reasoning skills and will have learning opportunities to apply their learning in real life contexts.

Some useful websites are:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/what-are-2d-and-3d-shapes/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82

Our science topic will be Animals including Humans. The children will develop key scientific inquiry skills by identifying the stages of an animal’s life as well as comparing and contrasting the life cycles of different animas. Furthermore, we will also be analysing the stages of a human’s life and as human change and grow with time.

If you would like to learn more you can visit:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/en/activities

https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home

Please try to read with your child every day at home for ten minutes. Please feel free to let us know about how they got on, we appreciate all parental feedback.