Year 1/2 MTP Spring 1 Science Materials Children will investigate different materials. They will explore the difference between manmade and natural materials. The children will also sort materials into these different categories. Children will learn the topic related words to describe different materials e.g. rough, smooth, soft and spongy. They will use their sense of touch to recognise common materials. Art/DT History We will compare kings and queens across different time periods e.g. Henry viii, Elizabeth 1st and 2nd and queen Victoria. We will be looking at significant historical events and finding out about what life was like in those times. We will look at the features of castles; who would have lived in a castle and what would life have been like? Geography We will learn to use maps. This will include knowing symbols for castles and other geological features. We will find out why people settle in different places. ICT ICT Understand use of algorithms. Write and test simple programs. Use logical reasoning to make predictions. Use computers to research information relating to topic. Continue to look at E-safety. Music Follow planned lessons with specialised music teacher. Make links to enchantment topic. Contrasting music to represent the difference e.g. volume PE The children will complete invasion games – the children will practice throwing, catching and movement in to space. The children will also practice moving in a variety of ways e.g. rolling, hopping and running. Gymnastics – Year 1 and 2 will complete gymnastics lessons taught by a specialist gymnastics teacher. English We will be following the story of Jack and the baked beanstalk and learning how to write a story in the same style. The children will learn skills necessary to write fantastic narratives. This will include using story language such as adjectives. The children will use talk for writing techniques to sequence stories and also recreate and reinvent. The children will use the boxing up method to reinvent Jack and the baked beanstalk to suit their own style e.g. John and the fried turnip. The children will also story map the story in small cooperative groups. RE Christianity The children will continue to learn about stories from the bible. The children will listen to stories and recreate them using drama techniques such as freeze frames. The children will also sequence biblical stories using story frames and storyboards. PHSE & SEAL Getting on and falling out. History/Geography DT Children are going to make their own castles out of a range of materials with different properties. We will work co-operatively to study pictures we have taken on our visit to Beeston Castle and recreate the castle using given techniques.