Merrydale Infant School

Merrydale Infant School

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Throughout the year we will be learning...



  • Listening to you read and giving you books to read at home
  • Doing lots of phonics to help you remember all of your letters and sounds
  • Learning to read the year 1 and year 2 key words 
  • Asking lots of different questions about the books and texts you read to help improve your comprehension skills



  • Doing lots of phonics to help you to segment words and spell them
  • Practising how to form all of the lower case letters
  • Practising to spell the year 1 and year 2 common exception words
  • Writing texts about real and imagined things
  • Writing different types of poetry
  • Practising how to THINK and SAY each sentence properly before writing them
  • Learning how to punctuate sentences by using: full stops, capital letters, question marks, exclamation marks, commas in lists and apostrophes for contractions (can't, won't shouldn't, etc.) and possession (Tom's coat)
  • Learning how to extend sentences by using different conjunctions, such as: and, but, so, because, when, or and if
  • Learning about the following word classes: nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.



Autumn 1

This term we will be writing...


  • Wanted posters to help capture a dragon and rescue one of the Queen's brave knights
  • Diary entries about our time at Knight School
  • Stories about Zog the dragon
  • Poems about castles!





Autumn 2

This term we will be writing...


  • Information texts about The Great Fire Of London
  • Comparisons about life in 1666 and life now
  • Stories from other cultures
  • Information texts about Africa





Spring 1

This term we will be writing...


  • Narratives, using the book The Bear And The Piano
  • Animal riddles!
  • Fact files about rainforests to link with our science learning about habitats






Spring 2

This term we will be writing...


  • Fictional recounts inspired by Edmund Hillary's journey to the summit of Mount Everest
  • Newspaper reports about Neil Armstrong's mission to the Moon in 1969
  • Diary entries and information reports inspired by Robert Falcon Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole!

School Information

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  • Merrydale Infant School
  • Claydon Road,
  • Leicester,
  • LE5 0PL