Venus – Year 1 & 2


My name is Miss Hanifin and I am your child’s class teacher. Ms Hines is our class TA. This term is an exciting and busy term for us.

This half term we will be focusing on two engaging and exciting topics: ‘Isaac Newton’ and ‘At the Farm’. As part of our History topic we will research the past using a variety of sources and place events in order on a timeline. During our ‘Farm’ topic, we will be looking at exploring the farm, human and physical features of the farm and use geographical vocabulary to describe the environment. As part of our Science topic we will be exploring Super Scientists and Comparing Global Habitats. We will be learning lots of new songs as part of our Charanga scheme and using our classroom instruments to go alongside this.

In English, we are following a scheme called PM writing and T4W. We are looking at description texts, procedure texts, information reports and narratives.

In Maths, we will be practicing a range of skills including fractions, time, statistics, and position and direction. We will also reinforce and consolidate these skills in Mathshed homework every week-to access this, you will find your child’s username and password in the front of their reading record. Throughout the year, we will be practising our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Please practise these regularly at home.


Helpful Reminders:

  • Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school each week. They will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed and returned to school. Our PE days are on Wednesday and Friday.
  • Children must read each night and their reading record should be signed by an adult each day.
  • A spelling test will be done on Friday for the spellings that have been set on the previous week’s homework.
  • Homework will be set every Thursday and needs to be returned by Wednesday the following week in order to be marked.
  • Please ensure your child has a clear school water bottle which can be purchased at the office for £1.50. Children will receive a snack each day at break time.

Thank you for your support. We all appreciate it. 

Please click on the link below to see what we will be doing each day:

Venus Class Weekly Timetable