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Dear Parents,


I hope that you are all keeping safe and well. It is hard to believe that we have already reached half term, I would just like to take the opportunity to thank you for your commitment to helping your child with their home learning.

*There is a further work pack that we would like you to collect, this work pack will provide work for your child after the half term holiday. You can collect this pack from school on Friday 12th February between 10.30 -11.15 am.


Thank you

Mrs Sharman

Remote Learning in Y1&2


Due to the current lockdown restrictions we will be moving to remote learning. Please use the weekly timetables to support your child with their learning at home, these timetables are to be used alongside the work packs that the children have been given to work at home. Alongside the work packs there will also be tasks set on our DB primary and Purple Mash online learning platforms.


If you are unsure about anything or need some support or guidance then please do not hesitate to contact school to speak to a member of the KS1 team who will be only too happy to help you. Please take care and stay safe.


KS1 Team

Mrs Sharman (KS1 Phase Leader)

Mrs Collins

Miss Brandon

Miss Daniels

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. 

Please look at the Weekly Tasks page for links to your other lessons. 


Welcome to the Spring Term in Years 1 & 2!



Year 1 and 2 -Spring Term 2021


Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 1 and 2 during the Spring Term, we would first of all like to welcome you back after the Christmas break and wish you all a very 'Happy New Year'- we hope that we will all be able to work together in the spirit of our school motto:


'Together with Christ Everyone Achieves More'.


Spring Term Curriculum

Our topic this half term is 'Pole to Pole'   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 half term we will be focusing on the final part of our Christmas Unit exploring the nativity and the visit of the Three Kings. We will also explore the parables and miracles of Jesus. This will be done through the following units...


  • Christmas - Nativity/ The Epiphany
  • The Flight into Egypt
  • Parable of the talents
  • Parable of the Prodigal Son
  • The Miracles of Jesus
  • Sacrament of the Sick


  • English
  • Read, Write, Inc
  • Literacy and Language
  • Get spelling
  • Story time
  • Stories connected to our theme Super Heroes
  • 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



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


This half term we will be exploring the effects we can have on our world through our topic 'Pole to Pole'. We will do this by looking at climate change, exploring how we can reduce, re-use and recycle, how we can conserve energy and how to be water wise. We will also explore the effects of the environment on our forest friends and endangered animals.


Geography/ History

As our topic is Pole to Pole we will be finding out about amazing Antartica and the Arctic through map skills and research. We will aso explore the life of an inuit living in these places and the effect climate change is havng on this environment.



The children will take part in outdoor PE sessions with Mr Gaffney and their class teacher who will teach the children the skills of ball control, playing team games and developing balance and co-ordination.



We will be following the Charanga Music scheme. The unit we will cover this term is called 'In The Groove' and explores a variety of different rap music. The children will learn about pulse and rhythm .



In computing we will be looking at algorithms, what they are, how they are used within computing, learning how to follow algorithms to complete online games, using scratch and beebots to develop our own undertanding of algorithms and making up some algorithms of our own.


Art and Design Technology

We are looking at winter art and how this season has been captured by different artists before making our own winter scenes. We will also be looking at 'Land Art' and through inspiration from nature we will be using artefacts from outside to make pictures and 3d models.



Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Classroom doors open at 8.30 am.

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 on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon.

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

Miss Daniels Class: Monday afternoon

Mrs Collins Class: Tuesday afternoon

Miss Brandon's Class: Tuesday afternoon

 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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