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Welcome to the Key Stage 1 Page of the Armley Primary School Website

Below is an overview of what the children will be covering in Reading, Writing, Maths and other areas of the curriculum this half-term.

Year 1




It’s our last term in Year 1! This half-term we will be focussing on the skills that we need for year 2 and recapping everything that we have learned in Year 1. We will also be learning about the world around us using maps and atlases, as well as making sculptures of major landmarks from around the world.



We will be writing instructions about how to grow seeds and other plants this term, in addition to making up our own stories. Year 1 will also be learning about the grammar that we need to use to make our writing even more awesome.


We continue to use the ‘Read, Write Inc’ phonics scheme in school, and spend 30 minutes each day learning new phonetic sounds, practising and applying those we already know. This half term we will be doing lots of reading for pleasure (maybe outside if it’s sunny), and discovering what our favourite type of writing is.

In addition to this, Year 1 uses a mix of guided reading – with a focussed text and related questions – and individual reading to work on segmenting and blending words.


This half term, Year One will be learning to about position and direction – using this to direct each other and special robots (beebots) around obstacle courses. We will also be learning about money in our own shop, as well as learning to tell the time!

We continue to use the White Rose Maths scheme to develop our mathematical understanding through a Concrete/Pictorial/Abstract (CPA) approach. This involves using plenty of resources to introduce new topics, with a focus on practicality.

Other areas
We’re really looking forward to making sculptures in Year 1, and we are going to use lots of different things to make them – we might even use chicken wire to make a huge sculpture altogether!


In PE, Leeds united are coming in every Tuesday to teach us lots of different games – it’s very exciting!


Year 2

This term in Literacy, children in year 2 will be reading The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch which is linked to their Design and Technology topic.

Our learning will consist of:

- sentences which use commands identified in the writing of instructions.

- the use of commas when writing lists within a sentence.

- using apostrophes to contract words such as (do not ) to ( don't )

- using adjectives to describe settings and characters in a story


In maths, children will be learning about fractions finding 1/2 ,1/4, 1/3 and 3/4 of given amounts and shapes.

They will also be working with coins up to the value of £2 finding the correct coins to meet the price of certain items and recognise when there should be change given and how much


They will continue to have 'quick maths' tests to build their speed when adding and subtracting numbers up to 20 by mental recall.


In Design and Technology Children are to design a lunchbox suitable for carrying the lighthouse keepers lunch.

They will consider the materials required and explain their choices.

Welcome back after our week half term break.
This term Literacy will be a history based topic learning about the Great Fire of London, which is a significant historic event of the 17th century. During this topic the children will be focusing on report writing and also recounts .
We will also continue with our reading where our focus is on using expression to emphasise meaning
year 2's focus will also be on the comprehensive side of reading where we will be demonstrating our understanding of the text read by giving relevant answers to  proposed questions.

In maths this term, alongside working on measure which includes time and weight, children will undergo some practice test sheets, in preparation for their SAT’s later this year.

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