Cradle Hill Community Primary School

Year 1

Spring 2       


This term we will be looking at poetry, writing our own poems and performing them to the other classes.

For world book day on 7th March we will be writing stories, using the same picture as every class in the school! We will be reading and sharing our stories with a KS2 class which is very exciting.

We will then look at Handa’s Surprise and Meerkat Mail books.


We have learnt all of our Phase 5 sounds and have now moved on to alternative sounds that graphemes can make. We are still gaining further confidence using these sounds to decode, segment and blend when reading and writing.

Please continue to read daily with your child to ensure their phonics and comprehension skills are continually being practised at home. We will be continuing to celebrate children who have read 25, 50, 75 and 100 books with a certificate.


In maths we are continuing to practise counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s, up to 100.  We will be exploring numbers to 50 this term, becoming increasingly fluent in identifying 10s and 1s of a number and representing numbers in different ways. We will be ordering and comparing numbers. Towards the end of term we will look at time, learning to read an analogue clock.


Over the Year we will also be covering the foundation subjects including RE, PSHE, PE, Music, Computing, History and Geography.


Autumn 1 Animals – classifying animals, sketching animals, using oil pastels to create an animal picture based on the artist Henri Rousseau, identifying and naming animals body parts and exploring texts that feature animals (Dear Zoo and Owl Babies). We are also very lucky to have an Owl visit.

Autumn 2 Destination Unknown – ordering planets, exploring space texts (Man on the Moon) and learning about Neil Armstrong and the Moon landing.   

Spring 1 Toys – exploring old and new toys, sketching toys, exploring toy texts (Dogger and Old bear), making our own cup and ball and designing, making and evaluating our own moving vehicle.

Spring 2 Around and About - learning about our local area, labelling countries in the United Kingdom.

Summer 1 Get Set …. Grow – Planting seeds and watching them grow, designing a garden, labelling parts of plants and trees and identifying plants and flowers.

Summer 2 Fairytales – Learning about traditional fairy tales, writing stories using adjectives and conjunctions. Come to school dressed as your favourite fairy tale character for a fairy tale ball.


Show and Tell

We will have Show and Tell during the last week of every term.


Monday—red group,

Tuesday—green group,

Wednesday—blue group

Thursday—yellow group. 


PE times:    Starfish (1KH)  — Monday and Fridays

             Seahorses (1LS)— Monday and Thursdays

             Seadragons (1BD) — Monday and Thursdays


  • Read regularly with your child, please encourage them to sound out and blend words that they find tricky and ask questions to check their reading comprehension.
  • Practise Lexia and Bullseye (if this applies to your child).
  • Practise spellings regularly.
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