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Reception, Year 1 and Year 2


Spring Term 

This term we will be becoming explorers, with our essential question being, 'Where could an adventure take you?'. Our aim is to go on our very own expedition and explore our local area. Before doing this, we will be learning about different places in the world, near and far from the equator, what we will need for an adventure and all about famous explorers, including Robert Falcon Scott and a very brave dog named Balto.


Pupils will be given homework and spellings on Fridays to be completed by the following Friday, ready for our spelling test. Please bring in homework books on a Friday so homework can be stuck in to bring home. Reading books will be changed every Thursday so please bring these in on Thursday mornings to be changed. 


We will be continuing to have P.E at Harlaxton on Friday mornings. Please send your children in their PE kit so we are ready to get on the bus. Although we will not be outside as much, the hall can still get a little chilly so please send your children with long bottoms and a jumper or hoodie. 

Autumn Term



Lessons for children who are self-isolating.


Year 1 children are doing the sounds 'ea' as in cup of tea, 'oi' as in spoil the boy and 'a-e' as bake a cake.


In maths this week we are looking at number bonds to 10.

In English we have started to look at the poem called 'The Sound Collector' by Roger McGough. 

Can you have a go at learning the poem? Maybe you could put actions to it or draw a small picture for each sound to help you remember the order they come in.



We have also been looking at verbs. Go through the Power Point presentation about verbs and then have a go at the worksheet.

When you have done that, can you write some sentences with verbs in them?

e.g.  The boy was jumping in the puddles.


Below are some links that you might like to try.

I have included the link to Jump Start Jonny- Freeze, which is one of our favourites in Class One. We often use this to warm up in the classroom whilst waiting for everyone to get changed. There is also a link for the Cosmic Yoga Minecraft session.

Our Learning


This term we have been exploring the work of British artist Andy Goldsworthy, who creates environmental art using existing materials of nature. The children have had a go at creating their own pieces of art using natural materials.

Class One have enjoyed playing their recorders and are learning how to read and play crotchets, quavers and equivalent rests. They have also enjoyed listening to both live and recorded instrumental performances.




Pupils are encouraged to read as often as possible. Each pupil has a RWI book, as well as a reading book and a library book to share. The library books will be changed on a Monday and the other two books will be changed on a Thursday. Please make a note in their reading records when they read at home. If pupils read 5 or more times in a week, they will earn a bonus House Point! We have a lovely selection of books at school which the children are welcome to borrow, but books from home, magazines etc. are all valuable reading.

School Uniform

Please ensure each item of your pupil’s school uniform is labelled with their name.

Project Web For Year One and Two

EYFS Parents Project Web

Leader in Me.


On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practise them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too. 


  • Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
  • Habit 6: Synergise (Together Is Better)
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Growth Mindset


This year we will be helping the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.

British Values
Useful websites for additional homework ideas.