St Michael's CE Primary

Year 1/2

Hans Christian Andersen Class

This year our class is called Hans Christian Andersen after the famous Danish author. Hans Christian Andersen travelled all round Europe and the places he visited inspired the stories he wrote. When he was in England, he met with the famous writer, Charles Dickens. They both told stories that involved the poor, showing how life was unfair. Throughout his life, Hans Christian Andersen wrote plays, poetry and books for adults but he is most famous for the fairy tales he wrote. Many of his stories are still very popular today and some have even been made into movies. Our working tables in our classrooms are named after some of his famous fairy tales such  The Little Mermaid, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Thumbelina and The Princess and the Pea. We have enjoyed learning about his famous work and producing our own interpretations of castles through art and design.

Year 1/2 Curriculum Map 

Autumn Term 

Please see below what Year 1/2 are learning this term. If you click on the documents, they will open into a large version. 

The documents are Knowledge Organisers. They contain key facts and information that the children need to have as a basic knowledge and understanding of the topic – giving them the ‘bigger picture’ of what they will be learning at school.

Daily Phonics

Phonics is one of the key tools for reading and writing.  At Holy Trinity, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP). We start teaching phonics in Nursery/Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

The resources here will help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home. 

 Purple Mash

Please click on the picture below to access the Purple Mash website. Please ask your child's teacher if you are unsure of the log in details.

Click here to be directed to our Purple Mash information page.

Reading 

Please click on the links below to access different online stories that children can read or listen to. Most of them do not require you to sign up. Enjoy! 

Oxford Owl

Book Trust

Story Online 

Magic Key Story Books

Audible Stories

Physical Activities 

Keeping active is really important. Please try and do some physical activity everyday for 30 minutes. 

Joe Wicks PE Lesson

5 a day

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