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Bisham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

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Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust




In Year 1 we are covering: Halves and Quarters as well as Position and direction.

We will learn too...

  • Describe position, direction, and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.
  • recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape, or quantity
  • recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape, or quantity


In Year 2 we are covering: Time.

We will learn too...

  • tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • compare and sequence intervals of time
  • tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day



In English, we are focusing on setting descriptions (describing a character) using the wonderful story of Mary Poppins. We are working on the following

identifying the features of a setting description. 

Writing a character description using: 

  • second-person

  • thoughts and feelings 

  • adjectives and expanded noun phrases 

  • similes 

  • adverbs 

  • commas in a list

  • alliterationn

We will also continue to focus on:

Consistently using finger spaces, capital letters, and full stops.  

Using co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions.  

Edit and improving writing.   



In topic this week we are looking at designing and making kites using plastic bags. 

As part of our ongoing topic Science, we are learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly, whilst watching our caterpillars in class transform. We are also learning about animal classification as well as food chains. We continue growing sunflowers and are learning about the different parts of a flower as well as how to take care of them. 

Please continue to read at home regularly! 

1st read 

This will be the child's first read, which will mean they will use Fred talk and sound out some words they are unfamiliar with

2nd read

The second read will be a lot more fluent than the first but may still have some Fred talk. 

3rd read

The third read will focus on expression. 

4th read

The fourth read will focus on questions about the book they have read.

EPIC class code:


Spelling test:

Spellings week 24- 30.04.21

Spellings week 25- 07.04.21

Spellings week 26- 14.04.21

Spellings week 27- 21.04.21

Spellings week 28- 28.04.21

Spellings week 29- 11.06.21

Spellings week 30- 18.06.21

Spellings week 31-  25.06.21

Spellings week 32- 02.07.21

Please continue to practise these at home with your child.

Useful Websites


Here is a list of different websites which your child can visit if they wish to complete some extra practise at home in either maths, times tables, literacy or phonics. To follow a link, copy and paste it into the search bar.







Counting, matching and ordering 1- 


Counting, matching and ordering 2- 


Higher or lower-


Number ordering-


Number sequences-





Times Tables:






Joining words-


Making sentences-


Rhyming words-