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Year 1/2

Spring Term 2



  • Welcome back to school for the spring term 2.
  • The class teacher will be Mr Harvey with the support of teaching assistants Miss Flanagan and Mrs Jones :)


Just a few quick reminders:

  • The children will be doing PE on Thursday and Monday. Please Send the children in full PE kit on those days.
  •  Children may bring a small healthy snack into school to eat for breaktime- such as a cereal bar etc. Fruit will be offered to children during breaktime.
  • The children can bring in their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day. 
  • The children may bring a small bag into school each day, but no toys/ items are to be brought into school, please ensure that they are left at home.
  • Children may bring in a small pencil case containing their stationery; however, this must remain at school and should not be taken home. ( Please only one pencil case per child)
  • Please ensure that the children are bringing snacks which do not contain nuts- including nutella bars, kinder buenos etc. 


Reading and spelling in Year 1/2

A reading book and reading diary is given to each child at the beginning of the year. Please listen to your child read as much as possible and record this in your child’s reading diary. Reading books will be changed once a week on a Thursday.

In year 1/2 the children have a spelling test each Monday, please ensure your child has their spelling book in on that day.

Homework: Homework tasks will be given out on Friday and then returned before the following Friday.



Our topics this term:


Every week the children will participate in RE lessons.  We follow the 'Come and See' programme and will be focusing on Lent- Change.


The children will also be learning traditional prayers like the Hail Mary and Our Father alongside their class prayers.

Children will take part in collective worship daily and will begin to take ownership of planning and leading aspects of collective worship. The children will also help plan the rejoice part of our learning and will plan and lead the celebration for this.


MATHS- We are focusing on measure, time and capacity currently and then will be moving on to addition and subtraction.


Year one have a phonics input daily, revisiting phase 3 and 5 sounds. Year two will continue to learn different spelling patterns and begin to spell following those patterns.


In English, we are looking at instructions and discussing our favourite toys. We will then be writing our own set of instructions.


In design technology we will be looking at moving pictures using traditional tales as our theme.

In Science our topic is all about plants- looking at the parts of a plant and planting our own seeds.

In Computing, we will be continuing to use Purple Mash software. We will be using 2Code to perform basic algorithms.


 The Year 1/2 staff are always there to help and talk to you over any concerns before and after school. If there is a problem and the teacher isn’t available, ring the school secretary  and book an appointment, it will be dealt with quickly.


We look forward to working with you over the year in supporting your child making the most progress through their learning journey.


Mr Harvey (Class Teacher) Miss Flanagan (Teaching Assistant), Mrs. Jones (Teaching Assistant)


Extra resources for home learning :)


Please check here for further resources and links if you complete work and are looking for some more.

Oak National Academy Online Classrooms

CBeebies games 
CBeebies topics 
BBC Bitesize
BBC Teach
White Rose Maths

PE- We enjoyed working together to make dance routines.

RE- Respond- As part of our respond and collective worship we shared biscuits and juice with our friends :)

Science- Looking closely and observing the parts of a flower.

We learnt how to do a running stitch!

Maths Work- Estimating and measuring :)

Re-telling the story of The Tiger Who Came to Tea!

Science! The children had great fun attempting their own weather reports today. They discussed temperature and wind direction :)

Some amazing homework this week as part of our 'Families' topic in RE :)

We have been enjoying looking for signs of Autumn in our lovely outdoor area :)

We have enjoyed learning a new song in music- 'Hey you!' We rehearsed the song in small groups and added in some instruments!

We enjoyed using Purple Mash in computing, we logged on using our own passwords and then made an avatar :)

World Smile Day! We enjoyed wearing our brightest clothes :)

RSHE-Looking at rules, talking about rules at home, in school and the community

Science- We explored everyday materials and discussed the properties of them. We investigated which material would be more suitable for making an umbrella. We discussed the key words 'absorbent' 'waterproof'