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Mickley Village Primary
& Nursery School


Welcome to Adventurers 2023 - 24


We are a mixed-age class of Year 1 and Year 2 children. 


Our class teachers are Mrs McGuire and Miss Greveson. Miss Nash also supports us in our learning each day. 


Summer 1 2024


This half term we will be sharing the stories ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘The Magic Bed’.




For maths we follow White Rose Education. This half term, the Year 1 children will be looking at Multiplication & Division, Fractions and Geometry. The Year 2 children will be covering Mass, Capacity and Temperature, Fractions and Time. 



The children will be learning all about 'Plants'. They will learn how to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. They will also learn how to identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.



What is a monarch? Children will be finding out the role of a monarch, children will compare the monarchy today with the monarchy in the past. They will investigate how William the Conqueror became King and learn how he used castles to rule. They will study different types of castles and consider how these evolved over time.



How can we learn from the sacred book? The children will talk about stories that are special to them before learning about special stories in the Bible and the Torah, including the Parable of The Lost Sheep and the story of Jonah and the Whale. 



Relationships – The children will help to fit together the six pieces of learning about Relationships to create ‘Our Relationship Fiesta’. We will talk about our families, friendships and people who help us.


Music - Friendship Song by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman. This is a song about being friends.



Learning fibre art skills such as plaiting, threading, knotting and weaving to create three-dimensional woven artworks inspired by artist Cecilia Vicuña.



Creating Media – making digital music. We will listen to music by Gustav Holst and discuss how it makes us feel before using Chrome Music Lab to create digital music of our own. 



Our PE days are on a Monday and a Friday. We will be developing the skills in Striking & Fielding Games. On a Monday, we have PE with our coach from Amber Valley Sports Partnership. Children will need to come into school in their PE kit on their PE days. 



Home learning

For phonics, we follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds programme. The children take home a reading book each week that closely links with their phonics stage. We encourage them to read this as much as possible over the week before returning it to school. You can also take a look at the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Resources for Parents page: For parents | Letters and Sounds ( 

In addition to this, children take home a book which they choose from our school library to read for pleasure with their parents/carers. 


For maths, we encourage the children to log on to Numbots each night and practise just a few questions.

You can also use the White Rose One-Minute Maths which is a great resource when time is limited.


Our topics for 2023 - 24

Below is the long term plan which outlines all of our topics for the year. 

Long term overview 2023-24