Main Street, St. Bees, Cumbria CA27 0AA

01946 822392

St Bees Village Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs Emma Sharp

Spring Term

This term in Maths we will be following 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 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 ‘Animals including Humans’ where we will be learning to:

  • name the basic parts of the body;
  • name the senses and say which body part is associated with each sense;
  • identify and name a range of common animals;
  • describe the structure of common animals, including some parts of the body that are specific to animals;
  • say something that is the same and something that is different about two animals;
  • understand that animals have different diets; and
  • use their senses to perform simple tests.

After half term we will look at 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?’
  • History – ‘Pompeii’
  • Music – ‘Introducing Tempo and Dynamics’ and ‘Combining Pulse, Rhythm and Pitch’
  • RE – ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘Signs and Symbols’