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Key Stage One Curriculum Overview



Year 1 and 2 Summer Term 2024


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 Summer Term topics are called 'A Knight's Tale' and 'Beside the Seaside.' 



We are starting a new topic this half term called ‘A Knight’s Tale.’ We will be learning about castles, what they were and why they were built. We will be investigating how castles have changed over time.



We have an exciting trip planned this term! We are taking the children to visit Warwick Castle. Letters will be sent out soon. Please check your child’s reading packet!



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, Alleluia

· Eid– comparing celebrations

· Easter candle and Easter story

· Easter artwork and St Peter

· Pentecost

· The Good Samaritan

· Prodigal Son

· The Lost Sheep

· Jairus’ daughter

· Feeding 5000

· Miracles

· Mass and Baptism

· What is the Church?

· St Benedict’s Day





  • Read, Write, Inc
  • Literacy and Language
  • Read, Write, Inc comprehension
  • Story time
  • Stories connected to our theme- Traditional Tales
  • 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



We will be reading the following texts in class...







  • 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'.

 This half term we will be learning about:


  • distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
  • identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties
  • Inventors of new materials




Geography and History

This half term we will be covering objectives from both the Geography and History KS1 Programmes of Study.


We will be learning about 'Castles.'


Our key enquiry questions will be:


  • · How have castles changed over time? 

    · What are motte and bailey castles? 

    · How were castles attacked? 

    · What was life like for people working inside a castle?

    · Who was Sir Guy of Warwick? 




All classes will now participate in PE on Fridays. Please bring an old pair of trainers in a plastic bag as it could be muddy!






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


This term we are having a design and technology focus:


Task: To design and evaluate a castle and trebuchet.

Purpose: To assess the defence of the castle against a trebuchet.



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

Mr Leybourne's class: FRIDAY

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




Our year so far...

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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