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 4

We are continuing the topic of ‘Inventors and explorers'. Through all of our subjects we will be learning about the skills needed to be an inventor, what inventions have had significant impacts on our lives, who some influential explorers are and how/what we would need to do to survive as an explorer. The children are already very excited for this theme and have come up with some excellent enquiry questions that we will explore throughout the term!


We are using the text 'Rosie Revere Engineer' for our writing stimulus this term. It teaches a really positive message to always persevere and keep trying your hardest, even if you are met with failure. We love this idea as it links nicely with Growth Mindset!


In Maths we will be developing our skills of arithmetic in our daily arithmetic practice and using these in context as we move onto problem solving within shape, space, measure, statistics and much more.

Design and technology/Science

This term we are very excited to be linking our science and design topic together. We will be designing and building flying contraptions, using our knowledge of materials and their properties that we have learned though our science lessons. 


Through history and geography we will be looking at toys - we already know the children will love this topic! We will be looking at toys of the past and present and discovering their country of origin. 


Please take a look at our overview, which gives a brief description of what the children will be learning about across the different topics.



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

20.3.19- Rowling phonics and SPAG workshop

11.5.19- Rowling workshop 2-3

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

Home learning resources

Year 1 Hamilton resources 

Year 2 Hamilton resources

Year 1 Twinkl resources

Year 2 Twinkl resources

Project packs

Inventors and explorers!

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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