Year 1/2


Spring First Half Term Topic




Number – place value

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

Read and write numbers to 10 in 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.

Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs.

Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals.

Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones).


Calculations - addition and subtraction

Add and subtract one-digit and two digit numbers to 20, including zero.

Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.

Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7= ꙱ –9.


Number – Multiplication and division

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

Be able to count in jumps of 2,5, 10 and start to be able to count in threes.

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

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 (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot.


Measurement: Length and Height

Measure and begin to record lengths and heights.

Compare, describe and solve practical problems for: lengths and heights (for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half)

Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.

Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =



Read, Explore and Discuss

The main book and story we will be looking at this half term is ‘How to grow a dinosaur’.


We will be looking at different dinosaurs and perfecting our sentence writing through detailed descriptions. We will watch and listen to a variety of dinosaur stories, and then write and innovate these into our own versions.


Children look at different information books about dinosaurs and learn about facts. They will create their own information text, learning about design and layout.



Geography & History

Maps – What did Earth look like millions of years ago?

We will be looking at continental drift and the continents, how the world did look and how it looks now.



We will be looking at what the Dinosaurs ate, how they moved and their similarities and differences. Learn about classification and how to classify into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will look at life cycles of humans, butterflies and dinosaurs.



Art & DT

Exploring Materials: We will use different materials to create dinosaur images including paint, pencil, collage and ICT.

We will be making our favourite dinosaur and an environment for it to live in.

We will make and create dinosaur skeletons using straws.

We will also look at images of dinosaur fossils and then recreate these out of clay.

Building in the LEGO Zone children will be able to make and construct dinosaurs.

We will plan, design, make and improve dinosaur helmets. 



Special People: Who is important to me and to Christians?


PE & Games

We will be following the Real PE programme based on skill development and progression with a focus on.



Using laptops to gather information and pictures to create a power point presentation.

Use ICT as a way of producing dinosaur art work and texts to be included in our power point presentation.