01908 610561 office@cedars.milton-keynes.sch.uk

Years 1 & 2

Years 1 and 2 Curriculum Overview

Welcome back to school for the Summer Term-hasn’t the year flown by!

In Maths Miss Pollendine and Mrs Spring’s groups will be continuing to learn about shapes as well as moving on to reading an analogue clock to tell the time to the hour and half past. In Miss Forrest and Mrs Lockley’s groups we will be learning how to recognise and count in fractions of different amounts and shapes.

Our English lessons will cover recount writing and action-adventure fiction writing- working on using verbs, adverbs and adjectives to add detail and drama to a story. We will continue to work on spelling rules and taught grammar and punctuation. We love sharing our writing in Key Stage 1 and hope to read some of our work out loud this half term to other children in the school!

In History we will be learning about the British Monarchy- specifically Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. The children will be looking at a variety of sources and learning about changes over time including why monarchs change and what happens when there is a new one.

In DT we are going to work on attachment techniques to create our very own turrets! We will be revising the various techniques we learn in KS1 and using these to design and make a turret of our choice.

In Year 2 Science we will be covering what humans and animals need to survive and completing an investigation based on everyday materials. In Year 1 Science we will be learning about animal classification and properties of materials.

We will also be doing RE, PE, PSHE, Computing and Music!

Here are some things you might want to do at home:

  • Find out where the Queen lives- does she always live in the same place?
  • Use natural materials (in your garden or on a walk) and have a go at building a tower!

We look forward to seeing some of the things you have been learning about at home!


We will be continuing to set homework. The expectations are:

Year 1

  • Reading with your child and your child practicing their green and red words
  • Fortnightly spellings related to phonics sounds and common exception words
  • Fortnightly Maths activities related to learning
  • Numbots at least 2 times a week

Year 2

  • Reading with your child and your child reading aloud at least 5 times a week
  • Weekly spellings
  • Fortnightly Maths work (up to 20 minutes)
  • Numbots at least 2 times a week

Important information

Badgers PE days will be remaining on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Hedgehogs PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.

Owls PE days will be remaining on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit on these days.

Please make sure you send your child to school with the following- re-fillable water bottle, book bag to hold their reading record, spelling book and reading book and their lunch box (if they are not school dinners).

It is now the Summer term and the weather is warming up. Please make sure your child brings a water bottle and sun hat to school. Please apply sun cream before they come to school.

The teachers in Key Stage 1 are:

Claire Spring, Key Stage 1 Leader, Badgers Class teacher

Rosy Forrest, Hedgehogs Class teacher

Claire Pollendine, Owls Class teacher

The adults supporting in Key Stage 1 are:

Jo Holman, Sue Powell and Alison Cowling

Supporting Your Child at Home