Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful
Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful

Spring B, 2017


Recognise and compare the properties of common 2D and 3D shapes and practise describing position and direction.

Measurement 1
Tell the time to half and quarter past and practise measuring and comparing volume and capacity using standard and non-standard measurements.

Measurement 2
Record and compare different measurements for length, height and mass using standard and non-standard units.

Addition and Subtraction
Solve addition and subtraction number problems working with different amounts of money.

Explore different ways to solve problems using all four number operations working with objects and quantities.

Identify and compare the properties of numbers and investigate number patterns and sequences.



In and around the United Kingdom: To name and locate the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas; to use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries; to understand key human features including city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop.

Week 1 and 2: understand that Britain is made up of different countries. Locate the countries on a map. Understand that each country has a capital city with famous landmarks.

Week 3 and 4: locate different places in the UK using internet and atlases and label; Label maps showing where family members live and have come from. Create glossary to define city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop.

Week 5 and 6: Locate where land is higher and mountainous; find the names and locations of the seas surrounding the UK . Why are the seas called these names, do you think? Can we explain any of the names?


Art and Design

Art and Design is based on a theme of natural materials. There will be a link with the science topic of plants and growth and with the music focus on rhythm.



Science: Plants

Children will observe inside seeds and bulbs and describe how they grow into mature plants. They find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. Theu will find leaves in the local environment.


Describe the basic structure of plants: stem, leaf, root, trunk and flower. Compare the characteristics of plants with animals to highlight that they are living things. Name some common plants and discuss their uses.

Germination & growth requirements

Two of the characteristics of livings things are reproduction and growth. We will plant some seeds and bulbs under a range of conditions in order to investigate what they need to germinate and then continue growing healthily. The children will make predictions and will record the changes they see in the plants week by week.


Establish that seeds are formed to produce new plants (reproduce). We will look at a variety of seeds and examine one closely with a hand lens. Open up a broad bean or sunflower seed to find out what is inside it.


Check whether light is required for germination by looking at our experiment. Discuss how leaves make food for the plant using sunlight, water & air. Collect a variety of green leaves & try to match the colours with paint.


Compare what was found inside a seed with a cross-section through a bulb. Make a careful observational drawing of inside of a bulb. Explain that plants grown from bulbs also form seeds.

Plant enquiry

Observe plants & discuss the findings of their enquiry. What do plants need to germinate, to grow and to remain healthy?



In this unit the children will be looking carefully at the features and purposes of instructions. They will look at different types of insturctions and read some in order to make craft items. Class 1 will be practising writing precise sentences in the present tense, using imperative verbs, time conjunctions and adverbs. Their instructions will also use diagrams and lists. They will read the story 'Shh, we have a plan’ and create their own instructions.


Text: Fatou, Fetch the Water by Neil Griffiths Length of sequence: 3 weeks

Key learning Outcomes: to have an awareness of a different environment.; to write own version of story using the pattern and a familiar setting

  1. children will become familiar with the book, a tale of the joys of giving and receiving set in Gambia. y will investigate the location of the story and will practise asking questions and hot-seating. Together the class will go on to writing their own book. Some children will write their own version. targets will be to:

· Use capital letters and full stops

· Spell many words correctly

· Expand the nouns

· Use compound sentences

· Re-reading writing to correct spelling and punctuation

· Include questions and contractions



Each week activities will:

· Practise recognition and recall of graphemes and different pronunciations as they are learned

· Teach alternative spellings of phonemes for writing

· Practise reading and spelling words with adjacent consonants and words with newly learned graphemes.

· practise reading and spelling HF and polysyllabic words

· Practise reading and writing sentences

Week 1:

Y1: w – wet, wh – when (u – penguin, o – one)

oa – boat, ow – grow, oe – toe, o – go, o-e – home, ( oh, ol – yolk)

Ge g or dge, Tch or ch

Wh/w oa/o/o-e/oe/ow

m/mm/mb e/ea/ee

Y2: monkey, key, donkey, chimney, valley

helpful, playful



Week 2:

Y2: monkey, key, donkey, chimney, valley

helpful, playful, Plentiful

Revise apostrophe for contractions

Y1: m – mat, mm – summer, (mb – lamb, comb, me – some, mn – autumn)

ee – weed, ea – eat, e – he, ie – field, e-e – these, y – very, , (eo – people)

ch - chip, tch - catch

Y2: all, ball, call, walk, talk, always adverbs ly

football, beanstalk.

war, warm, towards

Week 3:

Y1 e - egg, ea - head (ai - said, ay - says, ie - friend, eo - leopard, a – any, many)


hunting, hunted, hunter, jumping, jumped, jumper

Walk, wash, talk,

Y2 hop, hopping, pat, patting, hum, humming, drop, dropping.

Week 4:

Y1: edge, bridge, dodge, fudge

age, huge, change, charge, bulge, village

gem, magic, giraffe, energy

unhappy, undo, unload, unfair, unlock

Y2: camel, tunnel, squirrel, travel, towel, tinsel.

metal, pedal, capital hospital, animal

pencil, fossil, nostril

could, should, would

Week 5:

Y1: ng - ring, (ngue - tongue)

or - for, aw - saw, au - Paul, ore - more,

al - talk, our - four, your, (augh - caught, , oor - door, oa - broad)

Y2: Enjoyment, merriment

Sadness, darkness, happiness.

Week 6:

Y1: oo - moon, ew - new, ue - blue, u-e - rule,

(ui - suit, o - to, ou - soup, wo - two, o-e - lose)

v - vet, ve – have, love (f - of)

Y2: patted, hummed, dropped, sadder, saddest, fatter, fattest, runner, runny.