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Year 1 and 2 Curriculum Map Summer Term 5

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If you would like to contact your child's class teacher then please use the phase email address below.Teachers will respond  11am - 12noon   and 2pm - 3pm each working day.

 Phase 1 and 2 Home Learning


Dear Parents and Carers,

As many of you may now be self-isolating and with potential school closures, we have put together activities and website you may use to continue your child’s learning.  Obviously, at the forefront of our minds is their safety so if they are ill please allow your child to rest.


While this is a tricky situation, let us think about the unseen benefits too. Use this as a time to play games, learn life skills such as cooking, tidying sorting and taking time to reflect with each other.  

We would be expecting the children to only work for about 2 hours during the day with lots of opportunities for exercise and play.


Please check our top tips for online safety and ensure you are with your child as they access any on line material.



In your house look for different containers. Encourage children to compare the sizes of different jugs and cups. Ask children to describe the capacity of each jug, using language such as full, half-full and empty. Can you use a measuring jug to check the amount?


Compare lengths, can you measure thinks around the house?


Help your children find full packets of food and read the weight measurement displayed. Compare the weight using language such as heavier, lighter, less and more.


Create a repeating pattern using 3 different items. Discuss with children how they can make their patterns more complex using the same number of types of items, e.g. AABBAC, AABBAC.


Go on a number hunt. Children to explore the house and record the different numbers they can see. Encourage the children to compare, order or sort the different numbers. What calculations could you make with these?


Go on a shape walk around the house. Discuss 2D and 3D shapes. Encourage children to name the shapes they have found and the properties.

2D – Circle, square, rectangle, triangle, pentagon and hexagon.

3D shapes - Sphere, cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder, pyramid (square and triangular based) prisms. Can they sort the shapes? What is the same or different?


With your child, make a shop. Label items. Discuss the coins you would use to pay. Buy more than one item and find change. 


Using objects in the house. Can you find fractions of numbers? Y1- ½ and 1/4s

Y2 – ½, 1/4, 1/3, 3/4. 


Mymaths – passwords were send home again. We will put a variety of activities on this. – Great maths games. Please have a look at fractions and division in particular.


Other Websites


Look at school website to see the expectations in each year group. It is in the curriculum section.  



English games.


Keep a diary of your weeks. How have you kept yourself occupied?


Write a letter to a friend or your teacher!


Information writing – We have been finding out about Foxes in school and writing reports and fact sheets on them. Can you write a report on another animal of your choice? Think about the different sections you could include. What do they look like? What do they eat? What is their habitat like? What do they do? Interesting facts.


Character description – Choose your favourite character and write a Character description. Remember to include details about appearance and characteristics. Remember to give reasons for this. E.g., Sophie is caring as she shared her lunch with the mice.



Find a picture, step inside (imaginary) and write about being there. Remember what makes a good writer. These are the children’s ideas.

Adjective - curious, happy, gleaming

Adverbs - happily, quickly, calmly

Different sentence starts - As she walked; Quietly she skipped

Good punctuation - full stops . capital letters  A   question marks ? exclamation marks !  commas , speech marks " "

Neat writing with finger spaces.


Draw your own comic strip. Include the use of capital letters, full stops and correct punctuation for the speech bubbles.


 Write a story using a familiar hero. Turn them into a baddie.

Discuss some heroes the children know, such as the Woodcutter from Little Red Riding Hood. What could happen to make them turn bad? Write a story using a familiar hero.

Discuss with children any unusual spelling patterns. Children could pronounce words phonetically to help embed the spelling pattern.


Make a sandwich with your child. Write a set of instructions. Remember to start with a precise verb; cut, spread, sprinkle etc.

Write in the present tense. Be bossy and direct.


Write a poem about Easter. Be creative and use they different styles the children know.


Phonics – use the site year 1 look at phase 5.

As the children are going to be taking part in the phonics screen in June you could have a look at some sample material. There is a mixture of real and alien words. The children need to soundtalk the words and blend them together.


Year 2 – Phase 6 – look at also.


Bug club – we have put on a variety of books with comprehensions questions.


Grammar -


Spelling – focus on key words

Y1 first 100

Y2 also next 100


Explore Elizabethan and Victorian fashion looking at the clothes and fashions of each era. Identify some key features that they notice under the following headings: colours; lengths of clothing; shapes; layering in clothing; decorative features; poisonous features. Look at pictures of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. - Design an outfit.


Draw a picture of yourself as King or Queen and come up with 5 words or phrases to describe your own values were you to become a contemporary monarch (e.g. a good friend; a good listener; a good sharer; treats everyone the same; encourages fun).


Choose a country from anywhere in the world. Create a fact file or poster. Include information such as geographical features, weather, food, traditions.



Make up a song about the weather. Look outside the window and discuss what the weather is like. List some words to describe the weather. Can they make their song rhyme? How will you create the tune? Can you use symbols to make musical notations? Is it a fast or slow song? What feelings does it create?

What other songs could you write?



Write The Easter story -


Make an Easter garden. What beautiful objects and plants would you put in your garden?


Stations of the cross. click on stations of the cross primary


Do your children know the Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be?


As it is the Year of the word, take time to read the Bible. Perhaps look at a different story each day.


Write Liturgies, prayers and psalms. How can we praise, thank and ask God for help?




Research a portrait artist of your choice.

Look at how they create their portraits, do they use paint, colouring pencil or pastels. Create your own self-portrait using the style of that artist. Using a mirror will help this.


You could even create your own sketchbook at home showing different portrait artists you have looked at. Here are some example of different portrait artists: Vincent Van Gough, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.



With you child make healthy meals. How can you make a rainbow on your plate?


Cook with your children, make healthy snacks e.g. Fruit salads, smoothies, salad wraps, flapjacks, banana bread and savoury scones.


Discuss how we are a good friend. Make a poster for this.


Planting – Discuss what plants need to grow.


Plant some seeds using an alternative container for a plant pot.


Write instructions on how to plant a seed.


Draw a life cycle of a plant or flower.


Think about habitats. Choose a habitat and research what you would find there. Pond, Sea, park, garden, mountain etc.


Using what we have learned in DT, create an Easter card using a paper spring.

The idea is to create movement in your card. You could look at examples of Easter cards using the internet to get some inspiration.



Remember to keep active. How can you raise your heartbeat? Create family challenges. E.g. How many star jumps can you do in 30 seconds?

Who can hold a balance for the longest? How many skips/hoola hoops can you do in a minute? Yoga –

Play music and create dances to go with these.   


Please remember to check the top tips for on line safety and ensure that the children abide by the rules whenever they use IT.

Look at coding/ word processing typing etc.


We will send home a book with your child so they can record their home learning.

Year 2 we are also sending home a copy of a past SATS paper for you to do with your children. If you wish to do more here is the link.

Make sure you click on key stage 1 papers.

We hope you find this helpful. We are praying for a speedy comeback and the safety of all our families and the world community.

If you wish to email us our phase email (this will be this will be seen by all KS1 teachers) we will answer any questions.

Kind regards Key Stage 1 team

This a suggestion for a daily timetable.


Morning prayer and reflection

Reading 10-15mins

Wiggle break

Maths work (approx. 20-25 mins)

Movement break and snack

English work (approx. 30 mins)


Other online activities (approx. 20 mins)

Movement break



Creative curriculum work (approx. 30 mins)

Free time 

Be creative

Playing board games


(Some) Screen time games

Helping with chores

Reading together


Prayer and reflection

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