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...

  • Narratives to retell stories
  • Letters


Our key texts will be, 'The Storm Whale' and 'Dear Greenpeace'.


We will be focusing on skills such as:


  • Using capital letters at the beginning of sentences and for names
  • Full stops to end sentences
  • Using the conjunctions 'and' and 'but'
  • Forming letters including capital letters and ensuring the size of letters is correct
  • Spelling common tricky words
  • Saying our sentences first before writing them so that they make better sense.




School Information

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