Years 1 & 2

Summer term 2024

In school Year 1 and 2 are taught by Mrs Barratt and teaching assistant Mrs Haughan. 
In Literacy we will be looking at fiction books around the topic of 'muddles and mishaps'  We will read two longer, humorous class stories by Joanna Nadin  -  'The whole truth'  and 'Penny Dreadful and the rat'. The children will use drama to explore the characters to consider how the characters change over the longer stories. They will revise their knowledge of commands and apply these to short writing tasks, writing and advert and writing a set of instructions. They will also write their own stories.
The children will study a non-fiction unit entitled ' What is the most unusual place in the world to live?' In the book we will find information and explore the layout of non-fiction books. They will write a postcard and their own non-fiction book.
Our poetry unit this term is all about pattern and rhyme.
Phonics will continue to be taught daily using Read Write Inc and children will be sent home with Read Write Inc book bag books to read at home. Children will get weekly spellings to learn from the Spell Ninja and Ed Shed schemes.
Our main topic this term is Houses and Homes.
In Science we will be learning all about the human body.
In Art we will be looking at art and design skills and look at the art work of Clarice Cliff. 
Our Design Technology topic this term is mechanisms and the children will be using wheels and axels to make models move.
In Geography we will be learning all about where we live. We will be looking at human and physical features of the local areas, using maps and giving directions. 
This term in Music we will be focusing on British songs and sounds as well as learning about orchestral instruments. 
In History we will be learning all about The Great Fire of London and finding out all about Samuel Pepys. 
In RE we will be learning about Islam this term.
Computing this term is continuing to focus on internet safety as well as introducing data,  word processing and improving mouse skills.
PE will take place on a Tuesday for action ants. The children should come to school in their PE kit. PE may be outside on the MUGA so please make sure that you child has suitable footwear. If your child has pierced ears they must be able to  remove them themselves or please supply plasters to put over them for health and safety reasons. Please can you make sure that your child has the appropriate kit on these days otherwise they will miss their PE lesson. 
Water bottles are allowed in class for the children to access throughout the day. Please can you supply a named bottle for the children to fill with water and these can be left in school and these will be sent home on a Friday. 
The school website and Facebook page will be kept up to date with photographs of things we do in school. 
Thank you for your continued support. Any questions do pop and see us. 


Mrs Sarah Barratt

Mrs Sarah Barratt
Class Teacher Y1/2

Mrs Wendy Haughan

Mrs Wendy Haughan

Miss Sarah Maclagan

Miss Sarah Maclagan
Teaching Assitant