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This term we are learning

Our topic this term is 'What a Wonderful World'.



In fiction texts, we will be learning key features of traditional tales, by reading 'The Snow Queen' by and in non-fiction texts we will be writing non-chronological reports based on animals from around the world. We  will also discuss a range of environmental issues and use our knowledge to produce non-fiction texts


Book List


• The Lorax, Dr. Seuss.

• The Terrible Greedy Fossifoo, by Charles Fuge

• The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by,Timothy Basil Ering

• The Last Wolf, by Mini Grey

• Storytime Classics: The Snow Queen by Saviour Pirotta, Lucy Fleming

• Tidy, Emily Gravett

• The Great Paper Caper, by Oliver Jeffers

• This Moose Belongs to Me, Oliver Jeffers

• The Lumberjack's Beard, by Duncan Beedie

• The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale by Lydia Dabcovich

• The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out by Jill Tomlinson & Paul Howard

• Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway & Jude Daly

• Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke

• Ten Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh

• The Great Explorer, Chris Judge

• Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett

• Letters to Africa by UCLan (Author)

• Dear Greenpeace by Simon James

• Under the Canopy, Iris Volant & Cynthia Alonso.

• You Wouldn't Want to be on Shackleton's Polar Expedition! by Jen Green

• Africa: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know By Clive Gifford



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 


Year 1 will be learning to:

  • count to fifty, 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:

  • recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
  • calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs
  • show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot
  • solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.




As part of the Key Stage 1 history curriculum, pupils will be taught about “significant historical events, people and places in their own locality”, so this might include studying the history of the school, going on a local walk, or inviting older local residents to talk to the children (e.g. about how the local environment has changed — for better or worse). They will also learn about “changes within living memory”, so this could be used to teach about how they have grown and developed and then link to the growth of plants, life cycles of animals



As part of the Key Stage 1 Geography curriculum, pupils will be taught to identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom. They will learn how to identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. Pupils will use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:key physical features, including:, forest, hill, mountain, soil, valley, vegetation,. and key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office. They will understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of Lower Heath, and Antarctica. 



Pupils will be exploring the work of Molly Williams, Jill Denton, Linda Caverley and Alison King to 

  • Develop skills of overlapping and overlaying to create effects.

  • Use simple appliqué work attaching material shapes to fabric with running stitches.

  • Use various collage materials to make a specific picture.