Ysgol Trefnant

Learning and growing in our Christian Community


Years 1 & 2

Year 1 and 2 - Summer Term Overview


During the first Summer half term, your child will be developing skills across the Foundation Phase curriculum through our topic – Living things & Africa. It is always an exciting topic that will capture the children’s imaginations.  


Length and Height

  • Measure length (cm/mm)
  • Measure length (m)
  • Compare lengths
  • Order lengths
  • Four operations with lengths


Geometry Position and direction

  • Describing movement
  • Describing turns
  • Describing movement and turns
  • Making patterns with shapes


Addition and Subtraction

  • Fact families – addition and subtraction bonds to 10/20/100
  • Adding 1/10/20 more/less to numbers up to 20/100
  • Add numbers up to 100 by making 10
  • Add 2 digit numbers crossing 10’s
  • Subtraction crossing 10’s
  • Add three digit numbers
  • Explore and extend number patterns including with addition and subtraction.



  • O’clock and half past
  • Quarter past and quarter to
  • Telling time to 5 minutes
  • Hours and days
  • Find durations of time
  • Compare durations of time


Measurement – Mass, capacity and temperature

  • Compare mass
  • Measure mass in grams
  • Measure mass in kilograms
  • Compare volume
  • Millilitres
  • Litres
  • Temperature


Summer Reasoning and problem-solving questions related to each theme.


Topic Maths

  • Minibeast hunt tally chart. Interpreting results. Putting it into a pictogram/bar chart.
  • Minibeast ‘movements and turns.’
  • Roleplay garden centre – Use money in real life contexts.
  • Minibeast bug ‘café’.
  • Looking at temperatures around the world.
  • Weighing vegetables/fruits.
  • Water – Outdoor ‘Petrol station’ roleplay measuring water in ml/l.
  • Playdough ‘Blob/alien’ families – making blob families weighing to the nearest gram.
  • Measuring plant/fruit/veg lengths/heights.
  • Using the BEEBOT to practise turns/movement.
  • Map work – Movement and turns.


Language, Literacy and Communication:

  • Oliver’s Vegetables – Writing about your favourite/least favorite vegetables.
  • Recipes – Making a healthy salad/soup/smoothie.
  • Shopping lists – Class party.
  • Recount – A virtual trip to the zoo.
  • Diary – Read ‘Diary of a spider’ and choose their own minibeast as a group to write a diary about.
  • Letters – Writing to a school in Kenya telling them all about Trefnant.
  • Postcard – From Kenya after going on a ‘safari’.
  • Posters – To encourage others to stop dropping litter in the local community. Choose a few to be laminated and placed around Trefnant.
  • Fact files- Info booklet about Trefnant/Kenya
  • Pie Corbettt – Retelling and adapting Handa’s surprise.
  • Poetry – Minibeast description poems like in ‘Mad about Minibeasts.’ ‘What am I?’
  • Non fiction texts – Researching/reading texts about life cycles, plants and minibeasts.



  • Alan Peat Sentences – 2AA sentences ( 2 adjectives i.e. The bright yellow sunflower.


  • Dictionary work.
  • Plurals.
  • Starting sentences in a variety of ways.
  • Redrafting work/making improvements using a success criteria.
  • Using connectives to extend sentences – because, but, or, yet, so
  • Similes – Comparing one thing to another thing using … like a … and …as a…



  • Oliver’s Vegetables
  • Kabo’s diary
  • Superworm, 
  • The very hungry caterpillar
  • What the ladybird heard
  • The crunching munching caterpillar
  • Mad about mini beasts
  • The tiny seed
  • The giraffe, the pelly and me 




  • Garden Centre
  • Minibeast Café
  • African Hut
  • Petrol Station – measuring in ml/l
  • Science lab – Measuring in ml/l


Children will continue to revise and learn their phonic sounds during RWI sessions. Children will take part in daily guided reading sessions to improve their reading fluency and to build their phonic knowledge.

Speed sound 2 order and accompanying phrases to remember the sounds:

ay: may I play

ee: what can you see

igh: fly high

ow: blow the snow

oo: poo at the zoo

oo: look at a book

ar: start the car

or: shut the door

air: that’s not fair

ir: whirl and twirl

ou: shout it out

oy: toy for a boy


To date, your son/daughter will have learnt one way in which each long vowel sound is written (Set 2 sounds).  When learning their Set3 speed sounds they will be taught that there are more ways in which the same sounds are written, e.g. ee as in tree and ea as in tea.  Every speed sound has a list of green words linked to it, so your

son/daughter can ‘sound out’ and ‘sound blend’ words containing the new speed sound they have just learnt, for example s-p-oil spoil.

Speed sound 3 order and accompanying phrases to remember the sounds:

ea  oi  a-e  i-e  o-e  u-e  aw  are  ur  er  ow  ai  oa  ew  ire  ear  ure

There are 20 Set 3 ‘speed sounds’ that are made up of two or three letters which represent just one sound, e.g. ea as in tea, ow as in cow and are as in care.  Here is the order of the sounds:


ea: cup of tea

oi: spoil the boy

a-e: make a cake

i-e: nice smile

o-e: phone home

u-e: huge brute

aw: yawn at dawn

are: share and care

ur: purse for a nurse

er: a better letter

ow: brown cow

ai: snail in the rain

oa: goat in a boat

ew: chew the stew

ire: fire fire!

ear: hear with your ear

ure: sure it’s pure?

tion: (celebration)

tious / cious: (scrumptious / delicious

e: he me we she be



Pie Corbett Story telling – Handa’s suprise

Over the year, children will learn to retell a bank of well-known stories using the Pie Corbett technique. The stories are taught in a multi-sensory manner. Actions are used to make the tales, especially the key connectives, memorable. Each story has a story map or board as a visual reminder. Activities such as puppets, role-play, hot-seating and acting out are used to bring the tale alive and make it memorable.


Expressive Arts


  • Clay fruit and veg
  • Potato printing
  • Sketching the inside of fruit
  • Arcumboldo fruit and veg faces
  • Georgia O’Keefe
  • Felt minibeasts
  • Butterfly mobiles
  • Kyffin Williams landscapes
  • oil pastel African sunsets


  • Minibeast movement
  • Val Sebin- dance activities/ growing animals
  • The flight of the bumblebee Music
  • Music/ sound effects to accompany stories e.g. ‘mad about minibeasts.’
  • African music- Discussion, composition and performance

Physical Development

  • Athletics Tennis
  • Hitting a ball with a bat.
  • Construction
  • Work in the school garden
  • Planting flowers / weeding Plant veg/ dig up veg in the school garden.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Outdoor Classroom Day – May 21st
  • Growth mindset lessons
  • Healthy eating – Designing and making a healthy meal.
  • Maintain the school garden Effects of litter, deforestation, water pollution, sustainability, reduce reuse recycle
  • Rules for catching minibeasts


  • Minibeast habitats
  • Minibeast body parts and uses.
  • Alive/ not alive Investigations
  • plants and light/water
  •  Parts of a plant
  • Life cycle of plant Butterfly
  • lifecycle Comparing minibeasts and plants – sort/group them using their own criteria.
  • Identify plants/trees in our grounds.


  • Fruit from around the world – Where in the world are they from?
  • What is life like in Kenya?- Houses, jobs, landscape Kenya – Similarities/differences to Trefnant.
  • Learn about distance and how to follow directions and routes
  • Use and make simple maps, to find where places are and how places relate to other places. Also be aware of compass directions. Use a key/symbols to represent features.
  • Identify natural features, e.g. rivers, hills, beaches, and the human features, e.g. buildings, roads, bridges in Trefnant.


  • History of Trefnant, Holy Trinity, Railway
  • Look at old pictures of the village and compare and contrast to those today
  • Listen to stories about the village past from residents.


Uned 5 - Aims and themes

This unit aims to help the child to:

  • Revising the prepositions ar y (on the), yn y (in the), tu ôl i’r (behind the), o dan y (under / beneath the) and re-introducing o flaen y (in front of the),
  • Revise the numbers up to dau ddeg (twenty) by counting in twos
  • Revising the question Oes...? (Is there a...? / Are there any...?)
  • Introducing Nac oes, does dim ... (No, there isn’t a ... / No, there aren’t any ...).
  • The main themes of the unit are:
  • instructing – rhaid … (must …)
  • showing that something is missing / not present – does dim (there isn’t …)
  • learning about creaduriaid bach (minibeasts)
  • speaking in the plural: Rydyn ni’n ... (We’re ...). This form was introduced in Pack 2, but the main emphasis of units 1–4 of Pack 3 has been on Dw i’n ... (I’m ...).
  • asking for permission, Ga i ...? (May I ... ? / May I have ...?), Cei. (Yes, you may / may have.); Cei, wrth gwrs. (Yes, of course you may / may have. ); Na chei (No, you may not / may not have.)


  • ISLAM – Ramadan celebration (April 12-May 12)
  • Old Testament stories - birth and upbringing of Moses and other.
  • To hear about Jonah’s journey
  • To hear about David and Goliath’s battle.
  • Judaism
  • Children in Bible stories.
  • Importance of the Bible.
  • Looking after God’s world – Earth Day 2021 April 22nd
  • Caring for God’s creatures
  • Christian Aid Week – May 9th- May 15th (Possible charity day event with school council)


Our Christian Value this term is ‘Creation,’ as such, children will have the opportunity to explore this value and express their opinions.



  • Use digital devices within a controlled environment, time and context.
  • Use j2Launch to search for appropriate websites.
    Add a new website to j2Launch dashboard using a URL.
     Enter keywords into the j2Launch library search.
  • Plan how to complete a digital task in relation to identified success criteria
    Use keywords to search for specific information to solve a problem.
  • Problem solving – Barefoot ‘World map’ logic lesson.
  • Barefoot – spelling rules lesson.
  • Data and information literacy - Sort minibeasts into an interactive Venn/carroll diagram.
  • Sorting web on J2E – JIT5 – ‘Branch’ tool.
  • Using a search engine
  • Word processing


Our PE day this term is Wednesday afternoon. Children are invited to come to school in their PE kit.

Water Bottles
Please can children bring in their own, labelled water bottle which will stay in school during the week; a fresh water fountain is available for refilling throughout the day.

Could you please ensure all your child’s belongings are labelled – all uniform, PE kit, water bottle, reading bag, coats etc.


Homework will be handed out on a Friday and will need to be completed by Monday.

Weekly spelling tests are on a Friday morning.