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Welcome to the Autumn Term in Years 1 & 2!



Year 1 and 2 - Autumn Term 2020


Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 1 and 2 during the Autumn Term, we would first of all like to welcome you back to the phase - 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 are so very pleased to be welcoming all children in Year 1&2 on Thursday 3rd September 2020 after a long break from traditional education due to Coronavirus guidelines enforced by the Government. In order to re-open safely, we are following a Risk Assessment written for our school, which has been agreed by the Local Authority. The changes we have made within teaching areas, outdoor spaces, for break times and lunchtimes have been carefully planned to ensure maximum safety for all, at all times. With your help in following theses necessary changes, we will be able to support your child's ongoing education more effectively.


Autumn Term Curriculum

Our topic this half term is 'Super Heroes'   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 Old testament stories from the bible. This will be done through the following units...


  • Noah's Ark
  • Daniel and the Lions Den
  • Abraham and Isaac
  • Jonah and the Whale
  • David and Goliath
  • Psalms


  • 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: Length and Height
  • Position and Direction
  • Reasoning 


This half term we will be exploring animals and their habitats. We will be looking at animals and how they change and grow from babies into adults.


Geography/ History

As our topic is Super Heroes we will be identifying what makes a super Hero. We will look at people who have helped us such as nurses, doctors, the police, firefighters and teachers .We will also reflect on some key 'Super heroes' from history such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole



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


Art and Design Technology

We are looking at the use of art in super hero comics especially the work of  American artist Roy Lichtenstein.



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.

Step up Day Leaflet - Meet the staff

Learning Leaflet Year 1 and 2 Spring Term