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Welcome to Year 1/2!

Summer Overview

In the Summer term we will be learning all about Our World. We will learn the names of the continents and oceans, then look at the UK before comparing Batley with Sydney in Australia! We will then use our comparison skills to compare London and Tokyo. We will also start a new topic called Food Glorious Food looking at where our food comes from and how to live a healthy life.

In Art and DT we will be completing a printing project using different printing techniques to create a streetscape comparing Batley and Sydney. We will then be researching, planning and building a moving vehicle.

We will be reading 'One Day on Our Blue Planet ... In the Savannah' by Ella Bailey in English.  We will explore the different animals, in particular lions, and use our knowledge to write fact files, poems and stories. 

In Maths we will be focusing on our place value skills before recapping addition and subtraction and shape. We will continue to use our basic counting skills in class and will be consolidating our work on number bonds and related facts.

Please keep counting at home. The children will be counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 as well as forwards and backwards within 100. Year 2 children will also be using their times table skills each week. 


  • PE is on Mondays and Tuesdays. We don’t need to change into our PE kits but please ensure children are dressed appropriately and have well-fitting pumps in school.
  • Homework and spellings will be sent home on Fridays and need to be returned by the following Thursday. Children will receive 5 Dojos if they return their homework by Wednesday. Children will be tested on their spellings on Fridays.
  • Please try to support your child with their reading at home at least 4 times a week, and make a short note about their progress in their yellow reading record. Children will receive Dojos and rewards in class whenever they read at home.

If you have any questions please feel free to come and talk to us at the classroom door before or after school, send me a message on Class Dojo or send an email to year1and2lydgate@kirkleeseducation.uk. 

Miss Winnett and Miss Cartwright



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