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Spring 1

In writing we are learning:

- to form all letters correctly

- to use more punctuation e.g. exclamation marks, question marks and commas in lists of words

- to continue to vary the connectives we use to extend sentences and develop ideas

- to use adjectives and nouns to describe in more detail.

- to spell Year 2 common exception words correctly

We will be writing stories, character descriptions, letters, instructions, reports and recounts!


In maths we are learning:

- to know and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 tables

- to understand the place value of numbers including tens and units

-to measure the capacity of containers and use scales

-to name and describe 2D and 3D shapes, how they relate together and to find them in our environment

-to solve problems involving money including giving change


In reading we are learning:

- to continue to use different strategies to read words

- to describe features of non-fiction texts e.g. contents page, titles, and compare these to fiction texts

- to retell stories and explain why things have happened

- to make predictions about what they think will happen as well as explain how characters may be feeling and why

- to answer questions and find evidence in the text to support their answers


Books we are reading in class

- The Odd Egg

- George’s Marvellous Medicine

-The Egg

- Again

-From Egg to Chicken

-I Want my Hat Back

-Tadpole Promise



In topic we are learning about:

Science- Mini Worlds – learning about animals and habitats

Geography- comparing Leeds to Rio de Janeiro

History- The Great Fire of London

Art- Sculpture using clay

DT- Designing and making puppets from felt

PSHCE/SEAL- Going for Goals – thinking about setting a target and working towards it

RE: Belonging – Christian festivals, worship and belonging to a community

Computing- We are photographer– photo skills in programming


Things to Remember

PE: Please bring your child’s PE kit into school on Monday to be kept in school all week.

Your child’s PE kit should include:

- Pair of black shorts or black tracksuit bottoms

- White T-shirt

- Jumper

-Outdoor shoes or indoor pumps.


Books: Please return books every Thursday so your child can receive a new one every Friday

Assembly: Assemblies for KS1 now take place on a Friday afternoon at 2:45. All are welcome as always!


Important Dates

Friday 3rd February Staff INSET day (school closed)

Friday 10th February – Staff INSET day (school closed) and break up for half term

Monday 20th February – back to school