Somerdale ET Primary 
Learn Together to Live Together

Year One/Year Two

Welcome to Year One/Year Two!

Our teacher is Katherine Richards and our higher level teaching assistant is Jo Devine.


Class Letters





A very warm welcome to all our families! Thank you for visiting.

If you have any further questions please come and see Katherine or Jo Devine.


This term’s learning! Term 3! Welcome to the Spring term.

We will update this section frequently to inform you of our planned learning objectives.

This term we will be…

-being philosophical with our ‘Thunks’, asking deep and open ended questions like ‘what colour is sad and what colour is happy, why?

-using philosophical enquiry to discuss if it is right to take an idea that does not belong to you

-exploring our value of the month, perseverance and what working hard to reach a goal might look like

-exploring how to be safe when using the internet

-exploring lots of different faiths and beliefs including Humanism

-being musical together with our music teachers from the ‘Preludes’

-improving our brush skills whilst practising how to make lots of different colours from the colour wheel

- exploring how to make our writing even more interesting by thinking carefully about the different audiences who might read our writing

-writing for a purpose on the online blog

-having a go at our new ‘tunnel letters’ letter family by learning how to write letters like n, m, h, b, p, u

- learning how to read and write the new graphemes ‘au’, ‘oe’, ‘ir’, ‘ph’ for the phonemes ‘or’, ‘oa’, ‘ur’ and ‘f’ and learning where we might find these graphemes in a words

-trying out new ways of spelling words using our spelling journals including words which start with ‘wr’ (r) or ‘kn’ (n) as well as spelling words which end in ‘ies’’est’ ‘ly’

-regularly reading, book sharing and story telling in the classroom and in the library

-recognise, name and describe 2-D shapes

-recognise, name and describe properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes and reason as to why some shapes are similar and different  

-using our ‘Talk for Maths’ speech bubbles to help us to explain our reasoning in maths

-using different types of scientific enquiry to gather and record data, using simple equipment where appropriate, to answer questions

-use our knowledge and understanding of the properties of materials, to distinguish objects from materials, identify and group everyday materials, and compare their suitability for different uses

-find out about the lives of significant individuals from the past who have contributed to national achievements

-discover how a local engineer changed the way we use transport today

-discuss and debate about an unsung hero in history whose ideas were forgotten!