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2018/19 Curriculum for Year 1 and 2 




Year 1/2 topic 

Curriculum areas

Autumn 1


Oliver Jeffers

Literacy - letter, character description, story re-tell

Numeracy- Number and place value
Science – Animals and Habitats
Art – Printing

Geography: maps
Music – Use voices to sing
PE – Mastering basic movements
RE – How we show we care for others?

ICT- E-safety

Autumn 2


Festivals and Celebrations

Literacy – Poetry, reports 
Numeracy: Measurement and money, multiplication and division
Science – seasonal changes

Geography: Locate the oceans / continents on a map
Music – Play un-tuned instruments
PE – Performing dances using movement patterns
RE – Who celebrates what and why?

DT: design and create a celebration meal

Spring 1


Music Maker

Literacy – Narrative story, re-tell, poetry
Numeracy: Statistics and Geometry
Science – Seasonal Changes/ Observe how bulbs grow
Art – Blending and tone work
Humanities – our local area
PE – Ball skills

DT- make a musical instrument

Music - play tuned instruments - recorders

RE - Churches/Synagogues places of worship

ICT - recognise ICT outside of school

Spring 2


Travel and Transport

Literacy- The Naughty Bus story re-tell, postcard 

Numeracy-Number and fractions, measurement

Art- Newark rocks - instillation

DT-make a vehicle

Science: make observations - friction

ICT-create a game

PE- Gymnastics 

RE- Celebrations and festivals 

Summer 1


Knights Princesses

and Dragons

Literacy – Fairy Stories, poetry, re-tell
Numeracy: Position and direction, Problem solving
Science – Everyday materials
Humanities – significant historical places - castles.
DT- design and make a castle

RE-Stories of Jesus- What can we learn from them? 
PE – Dance

ICT - Design a castle

Summer 2



Literacy – post cards, information texts, stories
Numeracy: Time, mass capacity and temperature.
RE– Understanding Christianity - Easter

Humanities - Grace Darling
Art – Collage
PE – Team games

RE- What is the good news that Jesus brings? 

ICT - create programs and de-bug

Science- plants, being healthy




Mrs Gray's PE lessons are on Monday’s and Mrs Subramanian's/Mrs Owen's are on Tuesday, however, we do ask that kit (black shorts, white t-shirt and a change of footwear) is kept in school on your child’s peg in case it is needed on another day. Labelling all uniform and PE with your child’s name is strongly advised. This way we can return any items that are misplaced. Earrings must be removed on PE days to ensure the risk of serious injuries is minimised.



Reading at home and rewards

StoryworksWe ask that you support your child learning to read. Please try to listen to them at home every night for a few minutes. Please feel free to read along with them at this time, if they are finding their book a little tricky. Please make sure that when you listen to your child read, you sign their diary. Every read at home recorded in their diary is worth a dojo point! When children read 3 times a week they will be rewarded with a story and a treat on a Friday. They will also receive one Dojo point per read that they do at home. Children are also rewarded with dojo points for achievements, effort, good manners and behaviour and kindness to others.




We have a merit assembly every Friday at 9:00am. This is where we recognise the children’s achievements. All parents are welcome at this assembly and it would be lovely if you could join us. If your child is going to receive a certificate will let you know.



During the year children who need extra support/ intervention in literacy of numeracy will be supported in small groups or 1:1 sessions to support their individual needs. These sessions, known as IMPACT intervention sessions, will be tailored to each child’s needs and focus upon small step targets that will enhance their learning. Staff within the unit will conduct ’immediate intervention sessions' during assemblies. These sessions will support children’s learning, preparing them for the following lesson and providing opportunities to maximise their progress.


Trips are planned throughout the year to support the children’s learning and provide them with exciting extra-curricular experiences - therefore there is an expectation that all children attend all trips. For those children in receipt of Free School Meals (not Universal Free Meals), trips are subsidised and this will be detailed on all trip letters.  If you feel that you could be entitled to Free School Meals, please see Mrs Hall in the school office.