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  • Autumn Term 1


  • I am really looking forward to welcoming my new year 1 and 2 class back to school ready for the Autumn term.
  • The class teacher will be Miss Lloyd with the support of teaching assistants Mrs Byrne and Mrs Jones :)


Just a few quick reminders:

  • The children will be doing PE on Thursday. Please Send the children in full PE kit on those days.
  • In year 1/2 the children are not provided with snack at breaktimes, therefore the 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. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle and ensure that it is a reusable bottle, please no disposable bottles.
  • 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.


Reading and spelling in Year 1/2

Your child will be given a reading book and a reading diary to bring home and read every week. Please listen to your child read as much as possible, please also sign the reading diary so we can see your child has read the book at home.  I will change reading books every Thursday.  

The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school and at home. Your child will have a spelling test each Monday with new spellings being given out on Tuesday to learn throughout the week. Please encourage the children to engage with their spellings as much as possible!


Homework: I will be handing out homework each Friday, which is then  due to be submitted before the following Friday. This will either be a Maths or English task to embed work in class or could be a piece of homework to engage the children into a topic. 



Every week the children will participate in RE lessons. 

We follow the 'Come and See' programme and will be focusing on the pentecost and receiving and giving messages to begin this term.


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.



The children will have a daily maths lesson with topics altering weekly. We are beginning the Autumn term looking place value. 

Mathematical fluency is vital as the children progress throughout the school, therefore please recap number bonds (Numbers that add to make 10 and 20) simple times tables (2’s, 5’s. 10’s) as much as possible with your child so that the children are secure. Simple tasks such as recapping telling the time and discussing the names of shapes are also useful to recap previous learning.



Every morning I will be teaching a phonics input to  year one, year one will be moving onto phase 5 sounds.  Year two will  continue to learn different spelling patterns and begin to spell following those patterns.




This Autumn term we are beginning to focus on 'Stories that have a familiar setting' such as 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' and 'Whatever Next'. We will explore the stories before planning and writing our own versions.



We have some really exciting topics coming up this term, in Art the children will be looking at 'Nature Sculptures'.


In Science our topic is all about seasonal changes and Autumn and Winter.


In Computing, we will be continuing to use PurpleMash software. Our topic begins by exploring the software and ensuring that we understand online safety and how to use the program accurately. We will also become confident in using the program RM maths to support us in both computing and maths skills.


In History we are going to be looking at the topic of 'The Great Fire of London' discussing the events that led to the fire.


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.


Miss Lloyd (Class Teacher) Mrs. Bryne  (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

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 :)