Lower School Y1/Y2

Welcome to Key Stage One- Lower School

We hope that you’ve had a lovely holiday and your children are eager and ready to start learning! Hold on to your hats, grab your umbrellas and let’s dance in the rain, becuas eour topic this term is Could you be a weather man?’  As usual, the children will work through a flow of—Wonder, Learn, Challenge and Share. During this they will explore the different types of weather and the effects they have on our environment. The children will investigate the different weather in different places and decide on the appropriate clothing needed.

They will use a range of drawing techniques to draw different weather types and learn rhymes and songs, whilst exploring the different sounds of various weather conditions.


In English we will be writing instructions, setting descriptions and journey tales.  Our Literacy writing process is very important. We work on a two week cycle for each writing genre. During these weeks we look at good examples of writing, the structure and language, then the children will write, edit and improve their own text. As well as this we will be having SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and    Grammar) lessons, daily.

Please encourage your child to talk about their learning and the processes they are working on. This will ensure they are successful.


In maths, we will be concentrating on place value, addition and subtraction.  This will include reading, writing and recognising numbers 0 –100. We will also be learning to partition, order and compare numbers. Finally we will be learning to count by 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s and be able to write these times tables down. 


If you need any more information about the exciting things we do in Lower School, please feel free to contact school or take a look at our newsletter here!