Shortbrook Primary School
Shortbrook Primary School

Years 1 & 2 Curriculum

Curriculum Leaflet
Curriculum Leaflet Spring 2017 Y12.pdf
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London's Burning


Toy Story


Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education

  • Understanding rules and consequences for our behavior.
  • Weekly ‘Sunshine Circles’ to enhance emotional well being and develop social skills.
  • Money matters-why do we need money and understanding what we can afford.
  • Taking care of our pocket money
  • Setting a goal


What you can do at home

Discuss your child’s day  showing interest in their experiences and learning.

Have  they enjoyed their day? Could they have improved their day?

Play games to encourage sharing and turn-taking.

Praise positive behaviour and calmly discuss unacceptable behaviour.




  • To develop story writing
  • To look at a range of Winnie the witch stories to develop descriptions and story settings.
  • To write increasingly complex sentences, using conjunctions.
  • To use a range of punctuation including question marks, exclamation marks and apostrophes.
  • To write in the past and present tense.
  • To develop interesting vocabulary.
  • Phonics/spelling work
  • Develop cursive handwriting



What you can do at home

Listen to your child read everyday - little and often is best and record in reading diaries.

Discuss the book your child is reading.

Share and read stories to your child.

Practise spellings linked to learning in school to be checked every Friday.



  • Calculation-multiplication
  • Partition numbers
  • Problem solving-applying calculation skills
  • Read and write numbers to 100 in numbers and words
  • Measures-Time days, months, years. Tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes.
  • Money-recognizing coins and making amounts of money.



Practise 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables for weekly test on a Friday.

Practise number bonds to 10/20/30



Play games involving such as bingo and dominoes

Encourage children to use  money when shopping together.



Humanities and Science

  • Materials - exploring, describing and understanding what materials are made from.
  • Can explain how materials can be changed by heating and cooling.
  • Recount facts from a historical event.
  • Can identify countries and towns in the UK.




  • Develop word processing skills
  • Phonics games
  • Maths games
  • Using internet to gain information linked to topic work.




  • Primary and secondary colours.
  • Mixing colours and making shades of colour
  • Painting-choosing correct brush.




  • PE days are Monday and Friday.
  • To encourage healthy living we are doing a weekly session of ‘Wake up, shake up to keep fit.
  • Please ensure children bring reading books and reading diaries daily.
  • We will have a show case day for parents to share our learning on Thursday 6th April at 2.15pm.
Curriculum Leaflet - Autumn term
Yr 1 2 - Sept 16.pdf
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