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Year 1/2 - Our Learning


This term we will be learning all about story writing. We will look at stories with familiar and fantasy settings. We will learn to retell stories through role play and progress to learning about how to write our own stories.

Throughout the term the children will also learn about labels, lists, signs and posters aswell as information texts. Nearer to Christmas we will be focusing on poetry.

There will be an extra focus on grammar, ensuring that all children know and understand grammatical terms and how to apply these in their writing.



We will have daily phonics sessions that will help to improve the children's learning and understanding of various phonemes and graphemes. This will be the foundation of their reading and spelling.



We have weekly whole class reading (YR2) and guided reading (YR1) sessions where we enjoy reading and answering questions about the different stories/non-fiction texts that we read. We also practise reading and spelling common exception words.

The children read with an adult at least twice a week and are also given plenty of opportunities to read for pleasure. They will be encouraged to use the library to choose appropriate books and enjoy reading.

Our topics this term are:

Fiction - Narrative story writing

Non-Fiction - Labels, lists, signs, posters and Information texts

Poetry - Lists and silly poems



This term we will be focusing a lot on Place Value. We will look at counting, ordering and comparing numbers. The children will learn about additon and subtraction and how to apply these skills in a variety of ways. Later in the term we will look at Multiplication and Division, Shapes and Money. 

During all lessons we will focus on problem solving and reasoning to allow children to utilise their skills in various ways.  

TT Rock Stars has been a big hit since introducing it last year! The children will access this 3 times a week which will help secure their knowledge of times tables.





In Science this term we are learning all about Plants. The children will have the opportunity to plant seeds and bulbs, observe plants and trees in their natural habitat, learn about life cycles and lots of other fun things!

We will also be carrying out investigations and using our Scientific knowledge to ask and answer lots of questions.




Our topic this term is...


We have lots of activities planned across our subjects that link to our topic. In Art and DT we will be exploring animation.

In Geography we will be learning to name and compare countries in the UK aswell as comparing and contrasting the UK and America. We will discuss the cultures, people, homes, physical and human features and general ways of life.  

In History we will be looking at changes in the NHS, significant people today and Florence Nightingale.

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