Sparrows is the name of our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 class which is taught by Mrs Davis and Mrs Scott. The children in Sparrows are supported by Miss Connolly and Mrs Butler.  In Sparrows, we use Little Wandle to teach Phonics across Early Years and KS1. Please visit the following page of our website to find out more about how reading is taught at All Saints:

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For more information regarding how we meet the needs of our Early Years children, please visit the following page of our website:

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Please read on to find out more about what Key Stage 1 are learning this half term…

Summer Term 1

Our topic this half term is ‘Let’s go to Mexico!’

In Maths, year 2 will be finishing off their work about capacity before moving on to fractions. Year 1 will be recapping addition and subtraction within 20, mass and volume followed by multiplication and division. Reception will be building numbers to 20 and beyond and learning about spatial reasoning.
In English, we will be reading “On the way home” by Jill Murphy and this will be our focus for year 2 whole class guided reading.
In Writing, we will be using questions, commands and statements and extending sentences with when, if, because and to. We will be writing our own version of the story with our own journey home.

In Phonics, year 1 will be continuing with learning new phase 5 sounds and reception will be embedding their knowledge of phase 3 sounds.

In Geography, we will be finding out about where Mexico is, what the weather is like there and why. We will be comparing Mexico to the United Kingdom and learning about how different the culture is there.

In Design Technology, we will be completing a cooking and nutrition unit, looking at what foods originate from Mexico and we will be making typical Mexican dishes whilst considering the basic principles of a balanced and varied diet. This will link in perfectly with our RSE topic of keeping our bodies healthy.

In PE, we will be outdoors taking part in athletics. Children will therefore need to wear red, grey or black shorts/joggers, red PE T-shirts and a school hoodie or sweatshirt. They will also need to wear white or black trainers, no pumps as we may be on the field.

In our RE lessons, we will be finding out about the church and how Christians speak to God.

In Music, will continue to use our Charanga scheme and this half terms unit is called ‘round and round.’

In Science, we will be learning about animals including humans. We will be finding out about and naming different kinds of animals and naming those that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will be developing our scientific skills too.

We will be continuing Show and Tell on Wednesday afternoons to develop speaking and listening and confidence skills.

To complete our topic and bring all of our knowledge and skills together, we will be holding a Mexican Fiesta! We will be making Mexican food, listening to Mexican music, smashing piñatas and learning a Mexican hat dance! We’d love children to dress up in traditional sombrero and ponchos or Spanish style dresses – more details to follow.

We can’t wait to keep you updated on our learning over the next 6 weeks.



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