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Year 1 and 2 Autumn Term 2022


Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 1 and 2 during the Autumn Term, we would first of all like to welcome you- we hope that we will all be able to work together in the spirit of our school motto


'Together with Christ Everyone Achieves More’


Autumn Term Curriculum

We hope that you have had an enjoyable and restful holiday. Our new Autumn Term topics are called 'Superheroes' and 'Sparks and Flames.' We will be focusing on some real life super heroes within our history topic and looking at the impact these people had on the lives of others. 


We will continue to follow our Read, Write, Inc programme and Literacy and Language programme on a daily basis with the children. The children will also be working to improve their grammar, handwriting and spelling. 



Religious Education

The children will participate in weekly Holy times and assemblies as well as weekly lessons based around the life of Jesus. We will also be sending our prayer bag home with the children. This is an opportunity for you to share a special Holy time with your child at home which they can then share with us in school. 


This term, the children will gain some insight into the stories and characters of the Old Testament. The children will become familiar with the stories of Noah, Abraham, Jonah and Daniel. They will reflect on what these stories tell us about God. We will then learn about Special Celebrations. We will learn about the liturgical year and different Christian customs around the world. We will  focus on the Sacrament of Baptism and the  Sacrament of Marriage. Through this unit, we will celebrate and share in the life of Christ.

In Advent, we will be learning about this special season of preparation for Christmas. Children will describe the Advent Wreath and explain why it is a symbol of preparation for Christmas. They will become familiar with the story of the   prophets and John the Baptist about preparing the way for Jesus. 




  • Read, Write, Inc
  • Literacy and Language
  • Read, Write, Inc comprehension
  • Story time
  • Stories connected to our theme  'Superheroes'
  • Looking at the use of Capital letters, full stops, nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs
  • Non Chronological Reports
  • Writing letters and newspaper reports
  • Sentence structure and use of punctuation


Throughout all of these units the children will be taught about the writing process and how to :

  • Plan their writing
  • Compose and rehearse their sentences orally (hold/ build a sentence)
  • Organise their writing
  • Revise their writing (Does it sound right?)
  • Evaluate and edit their work (Does it look right?)
  • Publish their work to a high standard



  • Number and place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Properties of shape
  • Measures: Mass
  • Money
  • Statistics


We will also be introducing some new 'fluency' lessons. This will help in supporting the children in remembering known number facts.



The focus in science this term will be animals including humans. We will investigate how they grow over time, their basic needs and how we can stay fit and healthy to ensure we can be super humans.

 This half term we will be learning about:


· Animal Babies

· Growing and changing

· Basic needs

· Healthy eating


Geography/ History

We will be learning about real life superheroes including some famous people from the past.


Our key enquiry questions will be:

What qualities do I need to be a superhero? 

Who helps us and what are their qualities?

Who was Mary Seacole and why do we remember her?




The children will take part in  PE sessions with Mr Gaffney and their class teacher. 


Pupils will explore travelling actions, movement skills and balancing. They will understand why it is important to count to music and use this in their dances. Pupils will copy and repeat actions linking them together to make short dance phrases. Pupils will work individually and with a partner to create ideas in relation to the theme. Pupils will be given the opportunity to perform and also to provide feedback,  beginning to use dance terminology to do so.




We will be following the Charanga Music scheme.  As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose music, the children will listen and appraise other songs by other artists linked to a theme. Throughout the lessons the children will learn about pulse, rhythm and pace. They will also develop their skills of appraising music. 



In computing we will be looking at animated story books and learning how to create one of their own.


Art and Design Technology

We are focusing our work on our theme 'Superheroes' and the children will have the opportunity to investigate, create and explore 'Pop Art.' 


Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Classroom doors open at 8.30 am and the register will be taken at 8.45 am, anyone arriving after this time will be late.

Please read with your child daily and write a comment in their reading diary every night to show

that they have been reading at home. 

All children will take part in PE lessons.

Mrs Collins' class: Tuesday

Miss Doherty's class: Monday

Miss Brandon's class: Tuesday

Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on the day they have PE



Click below for your daily Read Write Inc lessons.

We love reading! 

Click on the image to go to Oxford Owl. Follow the instructions sent by your class teacher to access the amazing library of eBooks.

Please check your DB Primary account every day for new tasks and messages from your teacher. 

Please look at the Religious Education page to find your RE lessons. 




 We very much welcome the contribution of carers and parents so please let us know if you have any comments, queries or ideas. Remember to access the useful links below which offer some great online activities for your child.

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