Welcome to Year 1 and 2


Here you can find out what we will be getting up to this term and if you have any homework that needs to be completed.




Tales from Different Cultures, Stories in Familiar Settings,Instructions, Recounts, Playing with Language,

The Sound Collector


For the first half of this term we are studying Victorian children at play. We will look at rich and poor Victorian children at play covering toys and games, music and parks and pleasure gardens. 

For the second half of the term we are studying Our heritage:folk stories and castles. Folk stories based on real people from the past ad learning about castles uses as a defence and home.



Year 1 : Seasonal Change, looking at changes across the 4 seasons and observing and describing weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

Plants : identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants including trees.

Year 2 : Living things and their habitats, how different habitats provide the basic needs of different kinds of plants and animals, microhabitats, how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, food chains.

Plants: observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants, find out how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.


Cooking using the produce we grow.

making wind socks, shadow puppets, rain gauges, thermometer box.

bird scarers, bug habitats, seed models.

Victorian toy, models of castles.




Animated film clips,  

word processing skills


Place value. Addition and subtraction. Multiplication and division. Time, Money problems, Data, Capacity, Position and Direction, Fractions, Times tables and Mental Arithmetic


We're looking at the questions -

Why is baptism important to Christians?

How do Muslims express their faith?


Dance, Swimming, Team games, ball skills, athletics.


Exploring duration, pulse and rhythm, pitch.



French - Specialist teacher



Tesco for Farm to Fork trail.

Kepplewray Residential.

Carlisle Castle.


 For homework throughout the term children should read as often as possible and learn their times tables.

Children also have a homework book which they will bring home each week which will have a list of spellings and a variety of other relevant activities. Spellings need to be practised, spelling out using their phonic sounds and in the context of sentences as they will not be tested but will be assessed through the children's work and phonic sessions.

We also subscribe to a virtual learning site called, Education city. The children have all been given individual user ID and passwords so they can access the site at home.


Activities & Games

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Gordons Numeracy

ICT Games


CBBC Newsround

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