Year 1/2 - Miss S Owen

Year 1/2 Curriculum


Welcome to SOY1/2. The class teacher is Miss Owen. Mrs Greenwood 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 Tuesdays and Wednesdays this half term. 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.


Summer 1 Topic – ‘Down at the Bottom of the Garden’


This is an important half term for the children in Year 2. The Year 2 Reading SATs will be carried out in the week commencing 6th May and the Maths SATs will be carried out in the week commencing 20th May.


This half term we will be learning all about Plants and Mini-beasts. Our learning is lead through Science, where will be identifying the plants, flowers and trees we can find around school. We will look at their different parts and their functions. We will also investigate what plants need to grow and survive and why plants are important for us.  As part of our Geography work we will create maps with a key and investigate the features of our school and the surrounding area.


In Art we will be creating pieces linked to nature, using the garden as inspiration. We will examine the work of some famous artists who have used leaves and plants as their inspiration. As part of our R.E. work, we will learn more about how special occasions are celebrated by Christians and Muslims. In PSHE we will begin a unit of work called ‘Relationships’, allowing us to explore who is important to us in our lives and how we can show our appreciation for the nice things that people do.



In English the children will be reading a range of books linked to growing and minibeasts. We are going to explore a story called ‘Norman the Slug with Silly Shell’ by Sue Hendra, ‘The Little Gardener’ by Emily Hughes and ‘Where the Wild Things are’ by Maurice Senda. We will use some of the books’ events to inspire our own character descriptions, letters and stories. Through our literacy work 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 spelling rules and how we can alter adjectives with suffixes. Everyone will continue to use a widening range of conjunctions (such as ‘and’, ‘but’ or ‘because’) to join our ideas together and make sentences longer.


In Reading we continue to working in groups, with an adult, 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 continue to practise using numbers up to 100. We will begin to explore position and direction, learning how to follow and give mathematical instructions. We will learn about multiplication and division methods, as well as consolidating counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s. We are linking our knowledge about division to fractions, finding halves and quarters of shapes and numbers.

As we do each half term, we will apply our new skills to solve a range of mathematical problems and carry out lots of reasoning tasks.


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


Miss Owen