Working Together, Aiming High, Shining Brightly
Let your light shine before others - Matthew 5:16


  Year 1 and 2 are taught by Mr Dowe and Miss Lucas. 

This term, our topic is Ourselves!

 Milton Ernest church 78425


The children will be learning about the continents of the world and the countries that make up the United Kingdom. They will then locate Milton Ernest and begin their local locality study. They will look at all the physical and human features found in the village, describe them and explain their purpose. They will also conduct fieldwork by going on a walk around the village. Following on from the geography, the children will begin to learn about what life was like for children in Victorian times. They will learn about Queen Victoria, homes, school, clothes and toys. Their topic will finish with an amazing trip to Stibbington where they will dress up as a Victorian child and experience a school day from 150 years ago.

This term the year 1 and 2 children will also have their Forest School sessions. They will be making natural art, identifying trees, making stick animals, making magic potion recipes, whittling and making fruit kebabs on the fire.

To find out about what the children will be learning in their other subjects and to see more detailed information about their topic, please click on the curriculum update below.

Spellings will be sent home at the beginning of each half term. Tests are on a Friday.

Number facts will be sent home every Thursday for a test the following Thursday.

Please read with your child as often as possible. Books will be changed on a Monday and Friday. Example questions to ask your child can be found in their reading record books.

The children will select and bring home a class library book each Friday to share and read. Please make sure it is in their book bag ready to change on Fridays.

The children will visit the library bus fortnightly on a Thursday to choose a book. The children will use their library card for this. Please make sure the children have the book in their book bag ready to change.

Children can practise their number facts using  Numbots. All login details are provided on their reading record book. They can also use TT Rockstars to work on their times tables. All log in details are in their reading record book.

If you would like some support teaching the Read Write Inc sounds, please use the links below to access videos for each set of sounds. Year 1 and 2 children will be focusing on the sounds in set 2 and 3. In June, the year 1 children will also take a phonic screening check. Please see the link below for more information on this along with videos demonstrating how to support them with the check. We hold a Read Write Inc evening for parents every Autumn.


RWI set 1 sounds

RWI set 2 sounds

RWI set 3 sounds

Phonic screening check 



Log in to your child's Seesaw account here to see what they have been doing. 



Other useful documents:



Curriculum Update - Ourselves topic

Optional Ourselves Homework

Transfer Evening Presentation

Curriculum Long Term Plans

 Maths Long Term Plan

English Long Term Plan

English overview