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Year 1/2

Welcome to the Spring term! We hope you all had a lovely break and are looking forward to another exciting half term in school.


Our new topic this half term (Spring 1) is SPACE! We have been busy planning lots of exciting activities, including learning about the world and our place in it. We will look at maps and learn the names of the 4 countries and capital cities in the UK. We will investigate the weather, making weather stations to help us collect data (Science and Geography).  In Art, we will be colour mixing and using various techniques to create Space paintings which are out of this world! We are also looking forward to getting creative and composing our own space themed dance in PE.


The children can look forward to all of this and much more as we kick off the topic in the first week back. 




Slides from Y1/2 Parent Welcome Meetings (held on 6 September)

Year 1/2 Routines


Reading books will be changed once a week, please speak to your child's teacher or email the office if you want to discuss your child's reading. Please record what your child has read in their reading records. Reading records will be checked by teachers at the end of every half term and only need to be returned in the last week of the half term. 


On the days children have PE they should come to school dressed in their outdoor PE kit. They should wear black or blue joggers/shorts, a white or light blue t-shirt, jumper and trainers please. Please note NO sports teams kits, eg NO football shirts). It is very important they have extra layers they can take on and off when the weather gets colder. 


PE days for Hardwick are:

Mr Regan: Monday and Thursday

Miss Williams/Ms Swann: Monday and Thursday


PE days for Cambourne are:

Mr Atkinson: Wednesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor)

Mrs Emery/Mrs Menezes: Monday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor)

Mrs Jodin: Tuesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor)


Please can we remind parents to make sure children are dressed appropriately for the weather and remember we will continue to keep classrooms well ventilated so classrooms may be cool.

Home Learning

Reading, times tables, real life maths and vocabulary-building are all excellent ways to help your child learn and make progress at home. The home learning expectation in year 1/2 is that the children do the following learning at home

• Daily reading (suggested time 10 minutes)

• Read to your child daily (suggested time 10 minutes)

• Spellingframe twice a week (suggested time 10 minutes) 

• 1 question from the maths homework on Seesaw per week (suggested time 10-15 minutes)

• 2-3 topic activities from the home learning ideas grid on Seesaw per half term (time and activities are up to you)


You can also check out the school website maths and English pages for lots of other exciting things to do at home. 



Topic Home Learning Grid

Additional maths materials


Please check Seesaw or speak to your child's teacher for Maths home learning suggestions. 

The number bonds, doubles and halves games on 'Hit the Button' are also great for improving fluency.