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Spring Term 2019 Curriculum Maps – Where We Live

English (Y2/3)

Following the National Curriculum (character descriptions, non-chronological reports, newspaper articles, narratives, poetry and letter writing).


Following the National Curriculum and the Convince Me Maths termly planner (shape, fractions, statistics, measures and problem solving with the four operations).



I can observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
I know what plants need to grow and stay healthy
I can identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

I can identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.

History/ Geography

I can talk about local historical events.

I can describe the life and achievements of George Stephenson.

I can use geographical vocabulary to discuss how people have impacted on the environment.
I can use compass directions to describe the location of features and routes on a map.
I can use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.




I can explore the art of famous Victorian painters and crafters and use their techniques in our own work.


Joolz will be teaching the children animation based around Jabberwocky


 Joolz will be teaching the children music this term. This will include percussion and composition.


This term’s PE will be led by coaches from Richmond School and will focus on multi-skills and hockey. 


The children are following the North Yorkshire PSHE scheme, this term their topic is my friends and family.


The children are continuing to follow the North Yorkshire RE syllabus and their topics this term are Epiphany, Chinese New Year, Lent and Easter.

Well done to all of the Key Stage 1 children who have settled back into school quickly. Congratulations to our new reception children who have had a fantastic first week at school! The children have enjoyed getting to know the new members of the class one team, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Morrice.


We will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout the year. The children will have a play-based curriculum which will include some adult-led activities. In a couple of weeks they will begin their phonics programme, starting with the sounds s, a, t, and p. A cursive writing scheme is used across the school and the children will be taught to form their letters in this way to assist with their presentation, spelling and the speed at which they write as they progress through school. In the next couple of weeks the reception children will start to take a reading book home. Initially they take books home without any words. These books will be useful in helping children to practise telling stories and using the pictures in a book as a reading aid. As children become more familiar with the sounds of some of the letters and blend them together to read, they will be given books with short words to share at home.

Children’s experiences in class one will be organised using topics. Whilst we are beginning the year with the topic, are our toys more fun than grandma and grandad’s old ones? The children’s interests will inform the planning and changes will be made to the learning environment to reflect them. The children will work towards early learning goals in seven areas: personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world and expressive arts and design.

Parents’ Information Sessions:

During the first half term, there will be an information session for reception parents. This will be an opportunity for us to share with you your child’s learning journey, introduce some of the resources which will be sent home to support your child and to discuss the phonics scheme we use to teach reading. If you are unable to attend, you can arrange to see me at an alternative time and a summary of the information covered will be sent home.

PE Kits

The children will need to bring their PE kit to school on Monday and leave it on their peg until Friday.

After School Clubs

Please tell us in the morning if your child is going to stay for an after school club or is going home with another family.

Reading Books

Children’s reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please sign in the comments box in your child’s reading record when they have read their book so that we know it needs to be changed.

My Maths

Children in years one and two will be set maths homework once a fortnight which they can complete on the My Maths website. Login details are attached to this newsletter.

Show and Tell

Children can bring something from home to share with the class on a Friday if they wish.

Thank you for your continued support, it is much appreciated.

The class one team