Ladybird & Owl Classes

Where are all the Wild things?


Take Home Task to parents 24th October 2.15 pm


Year 1 and Year 2

Curriculum Letter

Why do we go to the Seaside?


This topic will be incorporating studying the British seaside and seaside holidays in the past.


  • oral storytelling with actions of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch
  • narrative writing an innovation based on The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch
  • narrative writing using The Faraway Tree as a stimulus
  • instructions based on how to build a sandcastle
  • poetry recital and using onomatopoeia


  • place value
  • addition and subtraction including money
  • multiplication and division
  • fractions
  • problem solving
  • properties of shape
  • position and direction
  • measurement

Learning Journey Knowledge and Skills


  • identifying features on maps
  • identifying human and physical features of the coast
  • comparing features of coastal areas


  • comparing past and present (holidays)


  • naming and sorting plants and animals
  • describing features of plants and animals
  • life-cycles of animals


  • playing tuned percussion instruments
  • improving vocal techniques, changing pitch
  • composing musical accompaniments

Design Technology

  • design a puppet for Punch and Judy show
  • sew a puppet and decorate
  • evaluate a puppet
  • learn to handle knives safely
  • be aware of food hygiene
  • deconstruct sandwiches
  • design sandwiches for a picnic
  • make sandwiches
  • evaluate sandwiches


  • control an on-screen sprite
  • input a sequence of instructions (algorithm)
  • evaluate and de-bug algorithm
  • take photos and edit
  • combine text and images within an e-book


  • sending and receiving skills in invasion games
  • create a sequence of movements to music in dance

How you can help at home

Please continue to listen to your child read on a daily basis, not forgetting practising key words (if they are continuing to learn these). Many of the children are now working on their times tables and this is an easy part of their homework to do without needing any resources.  Don’t forget about using Spellodrome online to practise their spellings for the weekly test.  Finally, please take time to have a conversation with your child and discuss what they are learning about at school.

Useful information and dates

Trip to Lepe Country Park – Monday 10th June

Dear Parents/Carers

Year 1 and Year 2 Trip to Lepe Country Park – Monday 10th June

As part of our final topic of this year the children will be learning all about the geographical features of the British seaside.  In order to give them first-hand experience of the seaside we have organised a trip to Lepe Beach for the day.The children will need to wear trousers, track-suit bottoms or leggings along with their school polo shirt and sweatshirt.  WELLIES ARE ESSENTIAL as the children will be rock-pooling.   If you do not own a pair and are unable to borrow a pair for the day please let your child’s class teacher know in advance.  Please can you also ensure that the children bring a lightweight raincoat and a sun hat to cover all eventualities.  They will also need to bring a packed lunch and drink (in a re-sealable plastic bottle) with them on the day.

The cost of the trip will be £11.80 per child.  This covers the cost of the coach (£8.61) along with a workshop and the use of the facilities (£3.19) at the Country Park.  Please be aware that if not enough contributions are received by Monday 20th May the trip will not proceed.

The Year 1 and Year 2 team.

Fri 14th June FOS Summer Social on the field 5.30pm

Mon 1st July – Fri 5th ARTS week

Fri 5th July Year 2 to Winchester Cathedral

Fri 5th July Reports out to Parents: Infants

Mon 8th July 8.50am – 9.15am Year 2 into Year 3 Transition meeting for parents

Mon 8th July Infant Sports morning 10am

Tues 16th July Open afternoon 3.15pm to 4pm and 5pm to 6pm and Book sale in Hall

Topic outcome to parents – Thursday 18th July, approximately 2.30p.m further details to follow

INSET Friday 19th July

Tues 23rd July Break up for summer holidays 3.15pm



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