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In Year 1 and 2, our topics are designed to engage the children with a memorable experience at the start, having a marvellous middle and ending with a fabulous finish. Learning is planned in a cross-curricular way ensuring that children can make connections between English and other areas of the curriculum.

Year 1 builds upon the progress the children have made during their Foundation year and encourages greater independence in subtle ways. In the autumn term, children mainly work in groups having a mixture of adult lead, independent and play based learning. In the spring term, there is more emphasis on whole class teaching which prepares the children for life in Year 2.

Year 2 is a very busy final year in Key Stage 1. We continue to add to and build upon the progress that the children have made in Year 1 and we help prepare the children for life in Key Stage 2. Throughout the year pupils are prepared for their end of Key Stage SATs in a positive way by referring to them as Secret Agent Tasks

Topic overview

We have a two year rolling programme:

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Polar Adventures


On our Doorstep



Island Explorers



Physical education takes place on the following days for Year 1 and 2:

Mrs Casson and Mrs Shipley

(Indoor and Outdoor)             

Miss Bradley      

(Indoor and Outdoor)    

Mrs WIllis and Mrs Walter

(Indoor and Outdoor) 

Miss Rigby

(Indoor and Outdoor)                 

Mrs Stiles and Mrs Hancock

(Indoor and Outdoor) 

Monday and Thursday  Monday and Thursday Monday and Thursday Thursday and Monday   Wednesday and Monday

 Your childs PE kit should be in school every day, including a pair of trainers.

All jewellery is to be removed for these lessons.  We expect all children to be able to remove their own jewellery (including earrings) by themselves and long hair must be tied up.

Details of Home Learning

Year 1 Home Learning -

Spellings/Sound cards – Fridays

Reading - Daily home reading recorded in home/school message books.

Number Bonds.

Year 2 Home Learning - 

Spellings - Weekly spelling tests for all children (spellings sent home the week before) – Thursdays

Reading - Daily home reading recorded in home/school message books.

Maths - number facts (+1 -1 x1).

Each week, children in Year 1 will have phonics to read and spell and children in Year 2 will have weekly spelling rules to learn in their red spelling book. Children are expected to read, if possible, everyday and record this in the Home School Message book.

Number bonds in Year 1 will be focused on and in Year 2 number bonds are revised and time tables knowledge will be practised. 

Google Classroom

Children in Years 1 and 2 will each week either be set a spelling, reading or maths task on Google Classroom. The children will then be asked to ‘turn in’ their learning for the teacher to see/comment on.

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Parents can support their children's learning through reading and discussing the books daily, and by giving children the opportunity to visit the local library to read about and research our topics.

If you would like to discuss how you can help your child at home, please see your child's class teacher. We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school.

If you have any questions about our Year 1/2 phase please do not hesitate to make an appointment with our phase leader Mrs Stiles.

Key Stage 1 Long Term Plan

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Brixworth CEVC Primary School

Froxhill Crescent
Northampton NN6 9BG
Phone: 01604 883900


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