Maple (Y1/2) 2023 - 2024

Mr Sainsbury


Welcome to Maple Team

The Team around your child:

Class Teacher:                                                                               Mr.Sainsbury


Higher Learning Teaching Assistant:                                               Miss. Whyte


Teacher Contact Email:

Our class has 21 amzing children who are eager to learn new skills and utilise their existing knowledge to discover and engage through a variety of learning approaches. Our aim in Year 1 and 2 is to challenge ourselves during our learning journey as we work towards being the best that we can be as individuals and a team.

We are currently working on Cycle A of our Y1/2 curriculum.



In English, we will be reading 'Troll Swap' and 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark' as our key texts to link to our topic. We will be learning and developing a range of skills to expand our literacy knowledge further through story writing, non-chronological reports and descriptive writing.


The children will be revisiting their learning about number, place value, written and mental methods for all four operations moving from 1 digit numbers onto 2 digit numbers and introducing them to hundreds. They will also be looking at measurement, money, time and statistics. We will look at developing their reasoning strategies by exploring a range of problem solving questions. This helps deepen their understanding further and think of various approaches to their mathematical work.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2


Literacy – Troll Swap

Maths – Place Value

History –  Family History

Science -  Living things and their habitats

Art- Spirals

RE – Christianity: Belonging

Music – Hands, Feet Heart

ICT – Internet Safety

PE – Multi-Skills

PSHE – Me and my relationships




Literacy - The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark

Maths – The 4 Operations

Geography – Journeys: Food

Science - Living things and their habitats

RE – Christianity – Celebrating Christmas

Art- Explore and Draw

Music – Christmas Nativity

ICT – Exploring Purple Mash

PE – Cricket

PSHE – Valuing Difference

DT – Create a Great British Picnic

Spring 1

Spring 2


Literacy – The Dragon Machine

Maths - Measurements

Geography – People & Their Communities

Science - Animals including Humans

Art- Simple print making

RE – Christianity – How the world was made.

Music – Rhythm in The Way We Walk and Banana Rap

ICT – Maze Explorers

PE - Gymnastics

PSHE – Keeping Safe


Literacy – Major Glad, Major Dizzy

Maths – Mass and Volume

History- Bonfire Night/Great Fire of London

Science - Animals including Humans

DT- Crete a Toy Soldier with outfit.

RE -  Islam: Allah & Muhammed

Music – I Wanna Play in a Band

ICT - Pictograms

PE - Dance

PSHE – Rights and Respects

Summer 1

Summer 2


Literacy – The Last Wolf

Maths – Fractions and Money

Geography-  Our Wonderful World

Science – Plants

Art-  Sculpture making

RE  - Islam: New Beginnings

Music – Round and Round

ICT – Making Music

PE - Football

PSHE – Being My Best


Literacy – Grandad’s Secret Giant

Maths - Time

History – Great Inventions: Transport

Science- Plants

DT – Design & make a tower with a lever

RE – Humanism

Music – Reflect, Rewind & Replay

ICT – Presenting Ideas

PE – Sports Day Skills

PSHE – Growing & Changing


Extra things to remember:

  • P.E. will be on Tuesday and Friday and the children must come to school in their PE kit.
  • Children need to bring their homework books and all resources into school everyday in their school bags.
  • Our children strive for 5 reads every week - Thank you to parents for engaging with this.
  • The children need their water bottles in school each day and to also bring an afternoon snack.




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Chester Road,
Cheshire SY14 8PY
Headteacher: Mrs N Wetton
Main Contact: Terri-Ann Reynolds
If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please use the number or the email address above FAO: to Mrs Reynolds or Mrs Tilley
SEN Contact: Miss G Harper