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This term we are learning

Our topic this term is 'Marvellous Medicine and Terrible Trenches'.



In fiction texts, we will be learning key features of traditional tales, by reading 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' by Micheal Murpurgo and in non-fiction texts we will be writing our own instructions for some marvellous medicines by reading the story 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl. We will also be focusing on Remembrance to write poetry using poems from local poets as inspiration. 


 Skylark Book list this term: 

  • Just Me and 6,000 Rats: A Tale of Conjunctions
  • That Pesky Rat
  • Fly, Cher Ami, Fly!: The Pigeon Who Saved the Lost Battalion
  • Stubby: A True Story of Friendship
  • Why Did Sergeant Stubby Go To war?
  • The Rat
  • Florence Nightingale



Year 1 children will be learning phase 5 of  the 'Letters and Sounds' programme. We will continue to use Jolly Phonics to support our recognition of key sounds and Read Write Inc, to support our letter formation.

Year 2 will be learning phase 6 of the 'Letters and Sounds' programme, supported by daily 'Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar' sessions. 


Maths: During the first part of term we will be focusing on 

Number: Place Value

Year 1 will be learning to:

  • count to twenty, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number, in numerals and words.
  • Given a number, identify one more or one less. 
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line
  • use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least. 

Year 2 will be learning to:

  • Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones) 
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including the number line.
  • Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs. 
  • Use place value and number facts to solve problems. 



History: Medicine through the Ages (Greeks, Romans, Florence Nightingale, WW1, WW2, NHS)

Geography: Locational knowledge and map work through the context of WW1, WW2

Science: Plants, Living things and their habitiats 




Art: 3D art and Form through the theme of Remembrance