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Bisham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust


Our theme for this term is ~Why do we remember?" 


We will be learning about:

- WW1

- Rememberance Sunday

- Life in the trenches 

- Soldiers  

Star of the week 

Cillian- for his excellent progress within reading and writing! 



Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. 




In Year 1 we are covering:  

We will learn to...

  • represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  • solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ☐ – 9
  • read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs


In Year 2 we are covering: addition and subtraction

We will learn to 

We will be learning the following objectives

  • solve problems with addition and subtraction:
  • using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measure
  • applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
  • recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
  • add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:
    • a two-digit number and 1s
    • a two-digit number and 10s
    • 2 two-digit numbers
    • adding 3 one-digit numbers
  • show that addition of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of 1 number from another cannot
  • recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems



We have been exploring the story of The Little Red Hen. We will be learning the story and then changing parts to create our own story. 


Our learning objectives

I can use capital letters and full stops consistently in my writing.

I can use a range of punctuation.

I can use adjectives and similes in my writing

I can use noun phrases in my writing

I can use coordination and subordination in my writing.

I can use commas in a list.

I can edit and improve my writing.



Our intention for histroy this term is to:

To offer initial thoughts about a significant event in history through a baseline assessment. 

To consider the term remembrance in our everyday lives, as well as its application to the context of World War I. 

To understand a brief narrative of World War I and how this event links with the theme of remembrance. 

To consider what is important to remember, how we can show remembrance, and why it is so important to remember the past. 

To write a poem about remembrance, which shows an understanding of the theme of remembrance in the context of the four key questions of learning. 



In geography, we have been exploring physical and human features. We then went on a walk to explore our local area and to see if we could spot both the human and physical features within the village. Lastly, we interviewed different people from the local area to understand their job role and their place within the local community. 



We will be making our own clay poppies. We will be experimenting with form, texture, shape, and colour to create a realistic clay poppy. The children will experiment with different tools and mark-making techniques as they shape, join and create a clay poppy.

Partnership books

Please ensure your child brings in their partnership book on a daily basis as this will be used for communication to and from school. 

Please read at home regularly! 

Reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. Please record the date for each read within the partnership book so that we can change your child's book weekly. 

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

What is Fred talk- The green/red words should be at the beginning of each book unless your child is a free reader. 

2nd read

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

3rd read/4th read

The third read will focus on expression. Skip to 2.02

The third/fourth read will focus on questions about the book they have read. You may ask the children to write down their answers and turn this session into a book quiz. 

EPIC class code:



WC 20.09,21

The children will be given weekly spellings which they will need to practice at home, as they will have a spelling test each Friday. You can find the spelling list online. The children will also be given fortnightly maths homework which will be stuck in their homework books. 

You can continue to use: (the logins will be stuck into your child's partnership book)

Purple Mash 

Your child has access to Purple Mash, a whole world of fun and exciting learning opportunities in one safe online space. What is Purple Mash? Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed for children aged 3 to 11 in the classroom and at home. Purple Mash supports learning through its resources, games and creative tools, tailored to the school curriculum; everything from core subjects such as maths, reading, writing and phonics, to all the other topics learnt in school.

Reading eggs

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-