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Year 1 and 2 Spring Term 2022


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- we hope that we will all be able to work together in the spirit of our school motto


'Together with Christ Everyone Achieves More’


We know that last year was unusual with the pandemic lockdown, but we hope that we can enjoy our return to school for the start of our new school year. It is however still  important that we follow the school Risk Assessment. Can I take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support.


Spring Term Curriculum

We hope that you have had an enjoyable and restful Christmas holiday. Our new Spring Term topic is called 'Let's explore China.' We will be looking at city and rural life in China and contrasting this with the United Kingdom. We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year and exploring other traditions and customs through our Art and Design Technology lessons. 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 our faith This will be done through the following units, Christmas, Parables and Miracles. We will focus on the following ...


  • The birth of Jesus
  • The visit of the Wise Men
  • The Good Samaritan
  • The Prodigal Son
  • The Lost Sheep
  • Jairus' Daughter
  • The Feeding of the 5000
  • Forgiveness/ Sin


  • English
  • Read, Write, Inc
  • Literacy and Language
  • Read, Write, Inc comprehension
  • 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



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



This half term we will be learning about animals and humans. The children will  ...

  • Observe animals
  • Compare animal
  • Learn about the diets of different animals
  • Sort animals
  • Learn about animals native to China eg Panda


Geography/ History

As part of our topic we will be identifying where China is on a globe compared to the UK. We will focus on a rural/ city location in China and contrast this with a rural/city location within the UK. We will have the opportunity to explore Chinese culture and traditions and o celebrate the Chinese New Year on the 1st February.



The children will take part in  PE sessions with Mr Gaffney and their class teacher. They will be taught the skills of gymnastics and agility.



We will be following the Charanga Music scheme. The unit we will cover this term is called 'I Wanna be in a Band' All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: I Wanna Be In a Band which  is a Rock song written especially for children. In this song the children will learn about singing and playing together in an ensemble. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, the children will listen and appraise classic Rock songs. 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 how we can sort data in a variety of ways such as sorting, data handling and pictograms.


Art and Design Technology

We are focusing our work on our theme 'Let's Explore China'. The children will create their own Chinese Dragons and Chinese Lanterns within art. They will also have the opportunity to taste and make a variety of foods native to China.


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 8.55 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: Monday 

Miss Daniels' class: Tuesday

Miss Brandon's class: Tuesday 

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



Year 2 SATs Guidance for Parents 2022

Learning Leaflet Spring Term 2022

Weekly Lesson Overview Autumn Term 2021

Welcome to the Summer Term in Years 1 & 2!

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