Year 1 & 2 - Mrs Burton & Mrs Latham
Our mixed Year 1 and 2 class is named after Tim Peake. In 2016, while on a mission to the International Space Station, he became the first official British astronaut to walk in space and has inspired millions with his passion. Taking this as our inspiration we want the children to become passionate in their first steps in their learning in Key Stage 1.
Autumn Term 2
Autumn Term 1
The children have embraced our busy first term in Peake class.
Alongside our daily English, Phonics and Maths lessons, our topic ‘Ticket to Ride’ has allowed the children to learn about what happened to the Titanic and about the people who were onboard.
In science we’ve learnt to describe the physical properties of different materials, performing simple scientific experiments to test which material is most suitable for a raincoat.
Our visit to Crich Tramway Museum meant we could discover the history of trams and we even got to ride them! Following this, we learnt how wheels, axles and chassis are used in different types of transports and we designed and made our own vehicles.
Our RE work has considered how Christians show their belief in God and in PE we have looked at developing our golf skills and different ways of moving, putting together a movement, pathway and balance.
In our Music lessons we have learnt a variety of songs, clapped the pulse to different pieces of music, learnt about the difference between pulse and rhythm. We have used some of these skills composing music digitally in our computer lessons.
We have also managed a few sessions at Forest School where we have thought about the seasons and used the natural materials to have fun.