Year 1/2 - Miss S Owen

Year 1/2 Curriculum


Welcome to SOY1/2. The class teacher is Miss Owen. Mrs Greenwood and Mrs Wharton will also be supporting our learning in class this half term.


Spellings and Homework

Spellings and homework will be given out on Fridays. These have to be returned by Thursday of the next week, when we also have our spelling test.



Your child’s reading book will be changed 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Please make sure that you write a comment in their reading record to show how they are getting on with the book they have been given. This way, we can make sure that your child is reading the book they can understand and enjoy. Please make sure that reading books are in school every day, as your child will read it to an adult at some time throughout the week.



PE is on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has their kit in school on those days. They should wear a white or blue t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and a pair of trainers or pumps for outdoor sessions.


Spring 1 Topic – ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’


This half term we will be learning about different types of transport.

In History, we will learn about the ways that people used to get around in the past, thinking carefully about similarities and differences between vehicles then and now.

In Science, we will find out more about materials and about inventors and scientist. In our Design and Technology work, we will be researching, designing and making a vehicle to help a story character to make a journey.

As part of our R.E. work, we will learn more about special symbols and objects that are important to Christians and Muslims. In PSHE we will begin to think about our ‘dreams and goals’, sharing our thoughts and feelings about successes and challenges.



In English the children will be reading a range of books by the author ‘John Burningham’, linked to our topic of transport. We will be use these stories to explore characters and dialogue, acting out parts of the story to help us to understand it. We will continue to practise using punctuation such as finger spaces, capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks. We will learn more about conjunctions and how they are used to join our ideas together and make sentences longer. By the end of our unit, we will have written some of our own adventure stories using bikes, cars, bicycles and lots of other ways to get around! We will also be using our topic work to explore and create some non-fiction writing all about transport by land, sea and air.


In Reading we are working in groups to share different types of book. We discuss the things we have read and give our thoughts and feelings about each book. We also try hard to answer questions about stories, thinking about how characters are feeling and why things have happened. The children will continue practising their phonics every day in year 1/2 and we learn the high frequency words by heart.



In Maths we will begin the half term by revisiting numbers to 20, and year 2 pupils will practise using numbers up to 100. We will learn more about partitioning and comparing numbers then we will add and subtract them using different equipment and ways of calculating. We will investigate further into how to solve a range of mathematical problems and carry out lots of reasoning tasks.

Year 2 pupils will recap their knowledge of multiplication and division methods.


Please come to see us if you’d like to ask any questions about our learning!


Miss Owen