Year 1 – Rowling SM – Miss Sophia Miller

Year 2 – Rowling LS – Miss Laura Stubbings

Our Wonderful Teaching Assistants:

Miss Isabel Douglas-Beveridge

Mrs Lear


Term 2 

This term our topic is ‘Lights, camera, action' and we are preparing for our Christmas performance. Throughout term 1 we are learning about what it means to be a performer and the different techniques including music, noise level, facial expressions, actions and props and applying these in our end of term Rowling assembly which will be delivered to the rest of the school. 


In English we will be writing our own stories based on our key text focusing on our non-negotiable. We will be applying this knowledge into our reading and developing our skills of background knowledge and using this to help us identify information within a text that we are unsure about. 


In Maths we will developing our skills of arithmetic in our daily arithmetic practice and applying these with in our learning of number place value and addition and subtraction.

Art and design

This term we are excited to develop our sketching skills to create our own character and use colour mixing, shading and textures to design and create him. We are looking forward to showing this off in our sketch books. We are also developing our design and technology through our music. We are excited to use our forest skills to design and create a musical instrument which we will be using in our performance to the rest of the school in our Rowling assembly. 


This term we are developing our understanding of sacred books in different religions. We will be exploring the stories within these books and thinking about why these stories are important and considering what we can learn from these stories. 


                                                        Important Information



Please ensure your child’s PE kit is labelled and left in school until the end of each term, when it can be taken home and washed. As the weather gets colder the children will need to also have warm suitable clothing. If your child has long hair, it will need to be tied up on these days. Finally, please also ensure any earrings are removed on PE days or covered by a plaster.

Outdoor Learning

We are eager to get the children learning outdoors as much as possible! To enable this to happen all year round we are asking parents/guardians to provide their child with suitable clothing in school. This includes a pair of wellies, an old t-shirt or jumper and a raincoat which can be left on their peg.

Key texts

Throughout the year we will be looking at some key texts. You are welcome to purchase any of the texts for your child so they can have their own copy within school. Please make sure their names are in the copies which are able to stay in school throughout the term.


Please note this is not an expectation.

Year 1:

•    Term 1- The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson
•    Term 2- The Story of Christmas, by Hayley Down
•    Term 3- The Great Explorer, by Chris Judge
•    Term 4- Rosie Revere the Engineer, by Andrea Beaty
•    Term 5-  There’s Room for Everyone, by Anahita Teymorian 
•    Term 6-  One Plastic Bag, by Isatou Ceesay


Year 2:

•    Term 1- Playtime, by Julia Donaldson
•    Term 2- The Star Maker, by Helen Buckley
•    Term 3- The Queen Engineer, by Suzanne Hemming
•    Term 4- Rosie Revere the Engineer, by Andrea Beaty
•    Term 5-  There’s Room for Everyone, by Anahita Teymorian 
•    Term 6-  One Plastic Bag, by Isatou Ceesay

Home Learning

Home Learning will be sent out on a Tuesday and is due in the following Tuesday

The homework will be displayed on the website in order to reduce paper usage in school. 


We ask all parents/guardians to read with their child every day to support their child’s reading development at home. Children will continue with their reading records,  please use this to inform us of the date, book title and any comments you feel are necessary. 



Your child will receive 5 spellings each week and we will have a weekly spelling test on a Tuesday. The spellings are based on words set in the national curriculum. We will be testing the children on these spellings in their homework books so you can see your child's progress.

Times table rock stars

Children are expected to to practise their timetables using 'Times tables rock stars' to develop their recall skills of their 10, 2 and 5 times tables. This is fun way for children to learn their tables and will also be reinforced regularly at school. 



You can contact your child's class teacher through their email address or by catching them at the beginning or end of the day. Alternatively, you can arrange an appointment with your child's class teacher by emailing them directly or contacting the school office.


Year 1 - Miss Miller

Year 2 - Miss Laura Stubbings


Parent Workshops

Please find the dates and times of the parent workshops throughout the year

9.10.19- Whole school writing workshop 9-10

28.11.10- Whole school maths workshop 9-10

14.1.20- Whole school reading workshop 9-10

20.3.19- Rowling phonics and SPAG workshop 2-3

11.5.19- Rowling workshop 2-3

Term 6- Rowling celebration workshop 2-3 (date TBC)


Lights, camera, action!

Meet the teacher

Rowling documents
Home learning
Term 2
medium term plan
Useful Websites
Homework Guidance
Year 2 SATs Information

Phonics and SPaG Powerpoint

Past Phonics Paper

Phonics Words

Meet the teacher

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