Year 1/2


Read Explore and Discuss

The main book and story we will be looking at this half term is ‘Ice Age’.


Children will be looking at the story ‘Ice Age’. They will describe the characters and different settings. They will write short stories based on the adventures these characters go through. They will create, invent and write these new adventures.


Children look at different sets of instructions and discuss why instructions are useful. They will have the opportunity to write their own set of instructions linked to the story or topic.



Year 1

Year 2

Addition and Subtraction

Addition and Subtraction

Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10

Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (−) and equals (=) signs.

Add and subtract one digit numbers to10, including zero.

Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.

Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: a two-digit number and ones; a two-digit number and tens; two two-digit numbers; adding three one-digit numbers.

Show that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order and subtraction of one number from another cannot.

Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures; applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods.

Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.




Recognise and name common 2-D shapes, including: (for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles)

Recognise and name common 3-D shapes including: (for example, cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres)

Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value.

Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money.

Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.

Place Value

Multiplication and Division

Count to twenty, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, from any given number.

Count, read and write numbers to 20in numerals and words.

Given a number, identify one more or one less.

Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times-tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.

Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) sign.

Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.

Show that the multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order and division of one number by another cannot.



Children will look at different objects and classify them according to properties. They will look at whether an object is Living, Dead or Never Alive. We will look at how we found out about the past such as the fossils and frozen objects from the ice age.



Children will look at the world and locate the north and south pole. They will also learn where the polar regions are and the equator. They will learn about people that live or visit these areas and the equipment and jobs they do.




In science we will look at ice as a material that changes properties and learn how it can be changed. We will discuss and investigate other materials with a focus on materials that it and other materials that we can change.


We will also look at different animals including life cycles and food chains. We will also look at endangered animals and what might cause them to become endangered.


Linked to geography we will look at what a habitat is and animals that live in the habitat. What special skills animals have got to live in specific habitats.



In PE we will be developing our gymnastic skills with a range of activities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and while working in gymnastic teams.

Every Tuesday for year 1 & 2

Also every Friday for year 2


Forest Schools

Every Friday for year 1

Every Monday for year 2