Swanton Abbott Community Primary School

Doves - Year 1 and Year 2

Welcome back to the spring term for Year 1 and 2 Doves


Our maths learning this term will include fluency, reasoning and problem solving work within the following topics:

  • Subtraction including finding change with money
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Time
  • Statistics
  • Place Value
  • Weight and Mass


Our English work will continue with daily phonics sessions and we will enjoy our guided reading sessions three times a week focussing on de-coding, comprehension and prosedy. We will be sending reading books home as usual so please hear your child read and write comments in the reading record book.


We are going to be working very hard on our handwriting to ensure correct letter formation and we will send some letter formation sheets home. Year Two children will be starting to join their writing so it will be very important to form letters correctly.


Our text based writing work will be based on three texts this term: Stanley’s Stick by John Hegley, The Journey Home by Frann Presto- Gannon and The Min Pins by Roald Dahl. We will be using plurals, prefixes and suffixes as well as some new punctuation (apostrophes) in our written work. We will write fiction narratives and non-fiction texts including recounts and reports and letters.


Our Learning theme this term is: An African Experience.

We will be finding out about Kenya and it’s features and will investigate what it would be like to live in a Kenyan village. We will make some African landscape art inspired by Tilly Willis; incorporating textiles in our work. We will enjoy finding out about where fruits come from and will design and make a fruit kebab which will include some fruit from Africa. We will also find out about Nelson Mandela in our history work.


Our RE finds us exploring the Jewish celebration of Passover and the Christian Easter story.

In Music we will be exploring how sounds are made by our instruments and will make symbols to record our musical sequences. We will also take part in our Whole school music week at the end of term. We will have singing and music skills class sessions each week.

In Computing we will learn about creating media using digital writing.

PE sees us playing hockey and netball as well as gymnastics.


We are looking forward to a busy and productive term.