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Year 1 and 2 Summer Term 2023


Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 1 and 2 during the Summer 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’


Summer Term Curriculum

We hope that you have had an enjoyable and restful holiday. Our new Spring Term topics are called 'Toys Past and Present' and 'Under the Sea.' 



This half term, we are starting a new topic ‘Toys Past and Present’ where we will be exploring the history of toys, our favourite toys and how toys are made. As part of our theme we will be invited to bring in our favourite toys during the first week of term.


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 we will be learning about... 


  • Easter- Children will read a range of stories about the Resurrection and the Risen Jesus, the other characters involved and their reactions.
  • Children will learn about the symbols used during the Easter season including the Paschal candle. 




  • Read, Write, Inc
  • Literacy and Language
  • Read, Write, Inc comprehension
  • Story time
  • Stories connected to our theme  'Toys '
  • Looking at the use of Capital letters, full stops, nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs
  • Non Chronological Reports
  • Writing letters, instruction texts 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


Our Key Author


We read to our children daily. Story time is an essential part of your child's curriculum. 


Our significant author this term is Shirley Hughes. We will share some of her stories in class but feel free to share these stories with your child at home.




  • 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 'Materials and their Properties'.

 This half term we will be learning:


           · Identifying Materials

· Wooden toys

· Plastic toys

· Metal toys

· Fabric toys



Geography/ History

We will be learning about toys.


Our key enquiry questions will be:

What toys do we play with in the present day?

How can we find out about toys from the past?

What toys did my parents and grandparents play with?

How are toys from then and now different?

How are toys made?

What were toys like in Victorian times?




The children will take part in  PE sessions with Mr Perkins and their class teacher.  The children will be introduced to a range of different skills involving sending and receiving and team games such as 'Tag Rugby.'




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 ensuring that all children are familiar with using our school online platforms, logging in, online safety and the correct use of computing equipment.


We also use our computing equipment regularly to support our learning in other subjects.


Art and Design Technology

We will be designing and making our own toy vehicles and then evaluating them in order to make improvements.


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: FRIDAY

Miss Doherty's class: FRIDAY

Miss Brandon's class: FRIDAY

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

This term the children will need to bring some trainers in a plastic bag to change into due to the field still being a little muddy!



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.

Step up Day Leaflet - Meet the staff