Years 1 & 2

Moon Zoom

Welcome back. We hope you enjoyed a good break over the Easter holidays. This half term our topic title is Moon Zoom. During this topic we will be focusing on History and Design Technology.


In Maths we will be continuing to develop fluency in number bonds and skip counting in 2s, 5s and 10s as well as further developing our grasp of addition and subtraction. In Year 1 we will be looking at equal groups and getting stuck into fractions for the first time! Year 2 will continue with multiplication and division and move onto fractions and more work on time.


In our English lessons we will be looking particularly at The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers as well as some of his other books. We will be writing parts of narratives and letters. Spellings will start in Year 1 and continue in Year 2 each week, and these will be sent home. Daily phonics and guided reading lessons will continue to support reading and writing.


In History we will be learning about space exploration over time and looking at individuals who have made significant contributions to our knowledge of space.

Design & Technology

In DT we will be exploring wheels and axles and making simple moon buggies.


In Science Year 1 will be comparing and sorting animals into groups. We will also be describing properties of materials. Year 2 will be considering what humans and other animals need to survive as well as investigating the properties of paper.

Religious Education

Our RE topic is all about the importance of Shabbat for Jewish people and how certain days have a special place in our lives.

Here are some things to do at home

We always enjoy seeing and hearing what you have been up to outside of school!


We will be continuing to set homework.

Your child will change their phonics book on a Monday ONLY at the start of the day. They will not need to change them at any other time.

Year 1

  • Reading with your child and your child practicing their green and red words
  • Weekly spellings (Year 1 Common Exception Words)
  • Fortnightly Maths activities related to learning

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). PLEASE can homework books come back into school ready for the next set of homework to go out.

Important information

Don’t forget, that every day the children need: – a re-fillable water bottle, book bag to hold their reading record, spelling book and reading book and their lunch box (if they are not having school dinners).  We have had lots of water bottle spillages from bottles that have lids that need to be completely removed in order to drink from them. If possible, could water bottles have a lid that remains attached for drinking.

PE Days

Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit (they do not need their school uniform to change back into). Long hair should be tied up and no jewellery should be worn – including earrings. Ears that have been recently pierced and cannot be removed will need to be covered.

We will have PE on the following days:

  • Owls – Thursday and Friday
  • Hedgehogs – Wednesday and Friday

Our PE Kit

The teachers in Key Stage 1 are:

The adults supporting in Key Stage 1 are: