In Y1 and Y2, English is a combination of language, phonics, composition and transcription.  We will be focusing on developing and using rich vocabulary whilst exploring information texts, description and poetry?   




You can help your child at home by-


  • Listening to your child read as often as possible
  • Ask your child to talk about the book they are reading and talk around the story (using skills of inference and deduction)
  • Playing I Spy-identifying words by their initial sound





In Mathematics, we will use White Rose Maths as our mastery approach scheme. We will be investigating place value, addition and subtraction and geometry (shape)


You can help your child at home by-

  • Counting anything! 
  • Play games that involve addition and subtraction.
  • Continue to remind children of the correct number formation (5, 7, 9 and 2 especially!)




We will be working on Level 3 of our new Little Wandle Phonics Programme. The Busy Bees will have fun and exciting opportunities to investigate sounds, play with rhythm and rhyme, and orally segment and blend words. We will also be developing fluency with our three weekly reading sessions.






PSHE – PSHE is embedded in all learning areas but our focus using PSHE Matters will be ‘Relationships.’


Physical Development


Fine Motor- We will be concentrating on developing and strengthening the fine motor skills to improve our hand writing!


Gross Motor- In PE the Busy Bees will be focusing on Gymnastics including core skills, balance, agility & co-ordination.   Forest School is an excellent time for children to explore and use their gross motor skills through climbing and playing games.


Geography: In geography,  we will be looking at the Kapow unit ‘What is the weather like in the UK?’


Science:  We will be looking at ‘Seasonal Changes’. 


RE: How and why do we celebrate sacred times, Christmas and all festivals?


Art and Design and Technology: We will be using the Kapow unit, ‘Drawing and making your mark’. 


Computing:  We will be using the Kapow units and ‘Improving mouse skills’.


Music: ‘Dance, sing and play’  from Charanga.  



Useful Reminders!


  • Bring wellies, bookbags and a water bottle each day.
  • Reading books are changed every Friday.
  • Forest School is every Tuesday afternoon. Come dressed appropriately for the forecasted weather.
  • Library is every Wednesday afternoon. Please remember to pack their library book into their bookbag so they can select another exciting read!
  • PE is every Friday afternoon. Come dressed in PE kit appropriate for the forecasted weather.  



Please do not hesitate to contact staff at school if you have any questions regarding your child’s learning. Thank you for your continued support!


Please find the end of year expectations for reading, writing and maths for Year 1 and Year 2 below:


end-of-year-1-expectations reading, writing and maths


end-of-year-2-expectations reading, writing and maths




SATs (Standard Attainment Tests) at End of Key Stage 1 (Year 2)



Please click on the link below to access the handout and presentation given at the recent Parent Meeting for Year 2 SATs in January 2023.


KS1 SATs info for parents 2023


Y2 Curbar SATs presentation 2023