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Year 1/2

Autumn Overview

This term our topic is The Great Fire of London! We are researching historical facts, creating art and we will be designing models to form the streets of London in 1666.

Homework has been assigned to research, create a model or art work relating to the Great Fire of London that will be displayed at the end of half-term for parents to view. We have already received some fantastic, quality pieces!

In English we are focusing on the author Julia Donaldson and reading many of her stories, in particular The Gruffalo. We are also learning to use SPaG in our writing – capital letters, full stops, nouns and adjectives (Year 2 – expanded noun phrases). At the end of the unit, we will write a character description to describe our own monsters!

PE lessons will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and children will need their indoor PE kit for these sessions.

Homework and spellings will be given out on Fridays to be returned by the following Thursday. All children are tested on spellings on Friday mornings.

Please try to support your child with their reading at least 4 times a week, then leave a short comment in their yellow reading book about their progress. Reading books are usually changed every 1-2 weeks when children read with an adult in school, however if you would like your child to change their book more frequently please do not hesitate to ask.

Feel free to ask any questions in the morning or after school. Thank you for your support with reading, homework and spellings!


Miss Walsh & Mrs Daji



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We have been working hard in Maths. Number formation can be quite tricky so we have been spending some time practising writing outr numbers the correct way round. Both Year 1 and 2 have been learning our number bonds up to 20 and some of us can remember our number bonds to 100! We are trying really hard to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tablesand have  been using arrays which help us with this.



Our first text map was about a newspaper report and we reported that unusual incidents and strange noises had occurred in Batley. 

Our new text is based on the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. We are learning the text map and have added lots of actions to help us remember the words. The text also has speech in it so we are learning about speaking in a different voice to become the different characters in the tale. 


Our recent topic was all about our local area: Batley. We had lots of fun looking at Batley on a map and finding our houses on Google maps! The local area has lots of interesting buildings in it and we spent some time looking at the features of the local park. We especially enjoyed finding out about the Foxes Biscuit Factory and then designed our own biscuit.

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