All Saints CE Primary School

All Saints C.E. Primary School

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Year 1 Term 2

Orange Class 


This term the children will be exploring descriptive words and writing their own poems about fireworks and Christmas, which they will then perform to each other. We will read the story ‘I will not ever never eat a tomato’, base our writing around this and link it to our DT topic of food. We will also read ‘The Jolly Postman’ and focus on writing letters. At the end of the term the children will write a letter to someone special! We will use the Letters and Sounds programme daily to continue to develop the children phonics skills.


The children will learn to count to twenty, forwards and backwards, read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words and identify one more or one less than a number. They will use the language of equal to, more than, less than, most and least. The children will represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10, they will read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs. We will also spend some time recognising and naming common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including rectangles, squares, circles and triangles, cuboids, cubes, pyramids and spheres.

Learning Journey (cross curricular subjects)

Our Learning Journey theme for the term is ‘How does food bring us together?’. This will include the subjects of English, DT, Science and Art. Through our Learning Journey the children will explore where food comes from, discuss why we need a healthy, balanced diet, sample and prepare food, design menus and invitations and write shopping lists. We will end our Learning Journey by making some healthy dishes to share with a group of Sidley’s senior community and perform some of our Nativity songs to them. In Science we will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. We will identify animals that are herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Our Computing work will include learning about how to make and edit a video linked to our Learning Journey.

Our PSHE topic is ‘Celebrating differences’ and includes identifying similarities and differences between each other as well as discussing what bullying is. PA will concentrate on gymnastics, especially linking short sequences of movements. In RE we will explore why Christmas matters to Christians.


Homework grid in homework books.

  • Reading daily and practising reading and spelling Year 1 Common Exception words. 
  • Counting to and from 20
  • Using online learning sites

Targets this term


  • Use finger spaces to make their work clearer to read.
  • Develop their use of descriptive words.


  • Begin to recall number bonds that make 10
  • Count to 20, and from 20 to 0.

Personal and Social

  • To be able to say how they are similar and different from their friends.


We will taste a variety of foods this term, if your child has any allergies please let us know as soon as possible.

If you have any queries please come and ask us, we will try our best to help!


Children in Year 1 can choose to do as many of the below tasks as they wish. They can hand their homework in at any point in the term.

Homework grid: Year 1 Term 2




Learning Journey: Food

Create a factfile about your favourite animal.

Practise counting from 0 to 20. Then try counting backwards from 20 to 0.

Choose 5 animals and find out what they eat. Are they carnivores, herbivores or omnivores?


Help your parents to write a shopping list. Sound out the foods that you need to buy.

Go on a shape hunt around your home. Which 2D and 3D shapes can you find?

Can you make a fruit salad with your favourite fruits? You could write a list of the ingredients and take a photo of your dish.


Write some Christmas cards for your friends.

Investigate all the pairs of numbers which add together to make 10. Can you find a creative way to present your findings?


Create a plate of your favourite meal by painting, drawing or using collage.