Welcome back to the Spring Term

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. We have a very busy half term to look forward to. 


Few Reminders: Children need a water bottle in school every day.

                                Reading folders are to be returned each Tuesday. , 

                               As ever, any questions/concerns send me a message via dojo, email or message me for a face to face                                                 appointment.

Spring Term

This term in Maths we will be continuing to follow the Effective Maths program and will learn the following:

  • Recognising coins
  • The value of coins to £2
  • Solving problems involving addition and subtraction.
  • Reading/writing numbers written in numerals and words
  • Reading/writing numbers to 70
  • Counting to and from fifty and then seventy in steps of one and two
  • Identifying and representing numbers
  • Ordering and comparing numbers to 70
  • Number bonds for ten (revision)
  • Identifying missing numbers
  • Finding the difference
  • Adding to numbers to ten and related subtraction facts (11-20)
  • Problem solving linked to adding 1-digit numbers to ten (and related subtraction facts)
  • Making numbers from 11 to 15 in different ways
  • Subtracting from numbers 11 to 15

In English this term we will continue working on developing the children’s phonics knowledge, and the children will continue to work in their Read Write Inc groups, so they can get more intensive help at an appropriate rate, for more information please see https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/. We will also use Talk4Writing to help us to study a text, and develop it to write our own story.  In addition to this, we will be applying the skills they have learnt across the curriculum to develop their writing in Science, History, Geography, RE etc.


Our science topic for the first half term is 'seasonal changes' associated with Spring and Summer, as part of this we will be learning to:

  • name the four seasons;
  • name different types of weather;
  • make observations about the weather;
  • describe the weather associated with each season;
  • collect and record simple data; and
  • make simple observations about changes across the seasons.

Our other topics are:

  • Geography - ‘How does the weather affect our lives?’
  • Music – ‘Introducing Tempo and Dynamics’ and ‘Combining Pulse, Rhythm and Pitch’
  • RE – ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘Signs and Symbols’