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Year 1 and 2 Spring Term 2023


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’


Spring Term Curriculum

We hope that you have had an enjoyable and restful holiday. Our new Spring Term topics are called 'Pole to Pole' and 'Farm to Fork.' This term we will be exploring the landscape, animals and people that inhabit the poles as well as looking at the effects of climate change.




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...


  • The Epiphany
  • The Flight into Egypt
  • The parables and Miracles of Jesus
  • The Sacrament of the Sick



  • Read, Write, Inc
  • Literacy and Language
  • Read, Write, Inc comprehension
  • Story time
  • Stories connected to our theme  'Pole to Pole'
  • 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 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 Oliver Jeffers. We will share some of his 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 the environment and conservation.

 This half term we will be learning about:


  • Climate Change
  • Recycling
  • Saving energy
  • Forest friends
  • How to be water wise


Geography/ History

We will be learning about the polar regions.


Our key enquiry questions will be:

1. Where are the polar regions?

2. What is Antarctica like?

3. Who was Scott of the Antarctic?

4. What is the Arctic like?

5. What is climate change?





The children will take part in  PE sessions with Mr Gaffney and their class teacher. 


Pupils will explore travelling actions, movement skills and balancing. They will understand why it is important to count to music and use this in their dances. Pupils will copy and repeat actions linking them together to make short dance phrases. Pupils will work individually and with a partner to create ideas in relation to the theme. Pupils will be given the opportunity to perform and also to provide feedback, beginning to use dance terminology to do so.




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. 


After half term the children will also be participating, alongside other Coventry schools, in a 'morning of 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

During the beginning of this term we will be studying some religious artwork based on 'The Wedding Feast at Cana.' 


We will then be studying winter art scenes in the form of watercolours. We will be studying the work of Joseph Turner and creating our own watercolour pieces.



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: Monday

Miss Doherty's class: Tuesday

Miss Brandon's class: Tuesday

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



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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