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Stalyhill Infant School
  • Stalyhill Infant School, Stalyhill Drive,
  • Stalybridge, SK15 2TR
  • 01457 763 598

Busy Learning

Summer 2


We will...


  • Enjoy a range of mini topics
    • The Gruffalo
    • Our World
    • Space
    • Travel
    • The Seaside
    • The Weather
    • Under The Sea
  • Enjoy reading key texts such as;
    • The Gruffalo
    • How to Catch a Star
    • QPootle
    • On the Moon
    • Aliens Love Underpants
    • The Train Ride
    • Billy's Bucket
    • The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
    • Weather poems
    • The Rainbow Fish
    • Tiddler
  • Enter a story writing competition  (
  • Make Father's Day cards
  • Write in a variety of ways and for a range of purposes;
    • Factual writing
    • Postcards
    • Letters
    • Questions
    • Descriptions
  • Put our mathematical knowledge to the test with a range of problem solving activities.
  • Order numbers 1-20 and beyond and say which numbers are 1 more/1 less than a given number.
  • Be creative in a range of ways:
    • Make Gruffalo traps
    • Make a flag to place on the moon
    • Make a space helmet
    • Perform a rocket dance
    • Design a map
    • Design and make a vehicle
    • Use textured paint 
    • Perform a weather report
  • Get ready to move into Year 1 - how exciting!!! smiley

Summer 1


We will...


  • Learn to ride a bike in our weekly 'Progression to Pedals' sessions
  • Go on our first school trip to a farm
  • Listen to and enjoy lots of Traditional Tales including:
    • Jack and the Beanstalk
    • Little Red Riding Hood
    • Goldilocks
    • The Gingerbread Man
    • The Three Little Pigs
    • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Retell stories and writing our own endings
  • Use adjectives to describe story characters
  • Identify characters, setting, problem, and solution
  • Write with more independence and begin to use full stops, capital letters and finger spaces consistently
  • Continue to use our phonic knowledge to read more complex texts in guided reading sessions and in our reading at home
  • Recognise all teen numbers 
  • Practise addition and subtraction skills using a variety of methods such as:
    • Counting objects
    • Using Numicon
    • Partitioning numbers using the part/part/whole method
    • Showing jumps on a number line or number track
    • Using the crossing out method (subtraction)
  • Begin to understand the relationships between two numbers when making 10 (Number bonds)
  • Take part in History Day and Empty Classroom Day
  • Build our confidence and ability to adapt to change in readiness for our journey into Year One

Spring 2


We will be...


  • Learning about minibeasts (including caterpillars, butterflies, spiders and frogs)
  • Observing the transformation of our real caterpillars into butterflies
  • Beginning to understand the life-cycles of various creatures
  • Talking about what living things needs
  • Planting our own seeds and observing the changes
  • Learning to double and halve objects and amounts
  • Practising our recognition and understanding of teen numbers
  • Continuing to focus on a deeper understanding of number
  • Beginning to tell the time to o'clock and half past
  • Saying the days of the week and sequencing events
  • Writing in different ways; labelling, sentence writing, card inserts, factual writing, and instructions
  • Using 'Talk for Writing' to sequence and write familiar stories
  • Reading and enjoying the following texts;
    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar,
    • Christopher's Caterpillars,
    • The Very Busy Spider,
    • Arrrgh!! Spider!,
    • Superworm,
    • What the Ladybird Heard,
    • Tadpole's Promise,
    • The Creepy Crawly Calypso,
    • Jasper's Beanstalk,
    • Titch,
    • The Tiny Seed
  • Celebrating World Book Day
  • Celebrating Pancake Day
  • Developing a sense of awe and wonder during Science Week 
  • Learning about helping others as part of Red Nose Day 
  • Developing our rhyming and imagination skills during Poetry Week
  • Learning about the Christian celebration of Easter
  • Making cards for Mother's Day

Spring 1


We have been...


  • Following our classroom and school rules
  • Working together and developing our collaborative skills
  • Learning to resolve problems ourselves
  • Enjoying rhyming stories and poems
  • Beginning to understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Developing our reading confidence in Guided Reading sessions
  • Practising our tricky red words  - I, to, the, no, go, into, he, she, we, me. be. my, was
  • Beginning to look at subtraction and one less than
  • Exploring money and the value of coins
  • Continuing to further develop and consolidate our understanding of number
  • Learning Dinosaur and Pirate theme dances
  • Using instruments to explore rhythm and tempo in our music lessons
  • Learning nursery rhymes 
  • Saying what we like and dislike about a piece of music
  • Using a variety of media and materials to create artwork on Art Day
  • Celebrating Chinese New Year and taking part in a food tasting morning

Autumn 2 


We have been...


  • Developing our relationships with our friends
  • Taking turns and sharing school resources
  • Taking part in a variety of celebrations including bonfire night, Diwali and Christmas
  • Becoming our own superheroes and invent our own super powers!
  • Finding out about the roles of others in our community
  • Learning and singing lots of songs in our Christmas Show
  • Reading simple words and captions
  • Writing lists, letters and cards
  • Practising all of our known sounds in Read Write inc.
  • Beginning to learn lots of 'special friends' in Read Write inc.
  • Saying the number that is one more than
  • Beginning to add objects by counting all of them
  • Recognising the + and = symbol
  • Drawing numerals 1-20
  • Noticing seasonal changes

Autumn 1 


We have been very busy learning to ....


  • Settle in to our new classroom environment
  • Make new friendships
  • Follow the school rules 
  • Select and use resources independently
  • Listen to others in small and large groups
  • Take turns and share resources
  • Confidently speak in small and large groups
  • Count and recognise numerals
  • Describe and name a selection of 2D shapes 
  • Start learning our letter sounds and shapes
  • Identify initial sounds in words
  • Travel in different ways
  • Dress and undress independently
  • Develop our fine motor control ready for writing by taking part in daily dough disco activities
  • Share stories in our Guided Reading groups
  • Select our own library books
  • Explore our outdoor environment
  • Ride the scooters with increasing control
  • Follow the lunch time routines and make our own choices when selecting our dinner