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Summer Term Home Learning



I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

HISTORY: Seaside Holidays Now and Then

The Beach - Magic Grandad

Kipper the dog - The Seaside

Read the fact files and answer the questions

Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae

The Rainbow Fish

Lucy and Tom Go To The Seaside

School Closure Information

March 2020


Please see the link above for the weekly home learning tasks for Key Stage 1. 

The teachers will also be posting tasks for the children to complete on our online learning platforms DB Primary and Purple Mash. If you have forgotten your password for DB Primary or Purple Mash, please contact the School Office who will be happy to help you. 

Welcome to the Spring Term in Years 1 and 2!


Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Classroom doors open at 8.45am.

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.

Please remember to send a P.E. kit into school. All children will take part in PE lessons on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon.

Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit of black shorts, a white T-shirt and a pair of pumps. Their PE kit will be sent home with them at the end of the half term to be washed.


Spring Term Curriculum 

Welcome back, we hope you had a nice break. We have another exciting topic planned for the children this half term. 

Our topic this term is Let's Explore China'   We will explore the topic through all areas of the curriculum. We will share many texts from a variety of genres based around the theme to support our learning. 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.


In RE this term we will be completing our work on the Christmas story by exploring the visitation of the three kings. We will then move on to looking at the parables and miracles of Jesus from the bible. We will have an opportunity to identify the meaning of forgiveness and sin with a particular focus on St Francis of Assisi and the prayer 'Make me a Channel of Your Peace' . This will be done through the following units...


  • Christmas
  • Parables and Miracles
  • Prayer
  • Forgiveness


  • English
  • Read, Write, Inc
  • Literacy and Language
  • Get spelling
  • Story time
  • Stories connected to our theme 'Let's Explore China'
  • 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 how to :

  • Plan their writing
  • Compose and rehearse their sentences orally (hold/ build a sentence)
  • Organise their writing
  • Evaluate and edit their work



  • Statistics
  • Multiplication and division
  • Number and place value
  • Geometry: 3D Shape
  • Measures: Mass
  • Money
  • Reasoning 


This half term we will be exploring animals and their habitats. We will also be looking at the structure of common animals, identifying animals we would keep as pets and learning how to look after our pets.


Geography/ History

As our topic is 'Let's Explore China' our work will be based on our geography curriculum. We will be learning how to use globes and developing our map skills. We will learn about the compass rose in relation to the world and then China. We will identify the human and physical features of China and contrast a rural/ urban environment.



We will be learning some traditional Chinese songs then we will prepare for our Mousique Ensemble .


Art and Design Technology

We are looking at the Chinese art mediums and will make our own Chinese lanterns, dragons and look at the use of calligraphy. We will also have the opportunity to taste and make a variety of Chinese foods.

 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.

Learning Leaflet Year 1 and 2 Spring Term