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 3

This term our topic is ‘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!


In English, year 1 are using the key text "The Great Explorer' to write their own exciting, adventure stories. Year 2 are looking at the key text "The Queen Engineer' and will be writing instructions on how to navigate through their very own jungle, using their geographical skills to write a narrative on exploring a chosen place and also writing poetry on the day in the life of an explorer or inventor. 


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 multiplication, division, shape, space and measure. 

Art and design

During our art lessons, we will be continuing to use our drawing skills and techniques previously learnt to sketch our designs and inventions. Following on from this, we will be designing, making and evaluating our inventions in our DT lessons. 


To continue our theme throughout foundation lessons, we will be exploring maps and completing compass work during our geography lessons so we begin to truly understand what it is like to be an explorer. In history, we are going to be looking at Malala Yousafzai as an influential figure and other explorers of interest to the children. 

                                                        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)


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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