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Owls Class Yr 1/2

Welcome to Owls Class

We are a mixed Year 1 and Year 2 class.

Our teacher is Mrs Barnard. 

Owls are a friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking class who enjoy learning.



Curriculum Overview – Spring 1




This term children will be writing

to entertain through narratives, as well as to persuade through wiritng letters. The books we will be focusing on for our writing are ‘George and the Dragon’ by Chris Wormell and ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Oliver Jeffers.


We will also focus on handwriting and spelling.

Children will read daily as part of whole class and

independent reading.


Phonics is taught using the Sounds-Write scheme and is a focus for our writing and reading, alongside our English and comprehension lessons.




This term children will continue to

focus on -

 Addition, subtraction and place value to 50 (year 1)

Multiplication, division and money (year 2)

Children will regularly explore

problem solving and reasoning through a mastery Maths approach.





The children will be learning about electricity, focusing on why it is useful, how to build a circuit and how to stay safe around electricity.




Children will be focusing on the British Isles.



This term we will be focusing on self portraits and how to draw them.




This term we will be using

Purplemash to support our

learning journey of programming .



This term the children will be using Music Express.



This term children will be learning about Islam, asking the question:

How do some Muslims show Allah is compassionate and merciful?


Home Learning

Home learning will be spellings linked to our Sounds-Write phonics for the week. Please also remember to read at least 4 times a week.

It will be sent home every Friday and should be returned by Wednesday.


For P.E. I would advise children to wear their outdoor P.E. kit (including trainers) to be prepared for any weather. Regular P.E. sessions with a coach are on Wednesdays.


In PSHE we will be learning how to work together as well as to begin how to be financially capable.

Useful downloads

Prayer card template