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Autumn Term


After School Clubs


Tennis Club

Years 1 and 2

Autumn Term 2017

This will be held on Mondays

from 3pm to 4pm



Will be run by

MK Inclusive Tennis

Street Dance Club

Autumn Term 2017

Years 1 and 2


This will be held on Tuesdays,

from 3pm to 4pm

Will be run by

Premier Sport


Football Club

Autumn Term 2017

Years 1 and 2

This will be held on Thursdays,

from 3pm to 4pm


Will be run by

Premier Sport










Forest School   -  With Mrs Waugh   -    Autumn Term 2017


Forest School will start on Friday 15th September for the Year 2 children. 

Year 1 and Reception will go on Friday 22nd September.

Following that the year groups will go alternate weeks.

Please can the children come to school already dressed in their Forest School clothing – t-shirts and trousers that are suitable and may get muddy. 

Warmer tops will be needed as the weather gets cooler. 

Then they will need outdoor waterproof clothing as well when we have wet days -  maybe an all-in-one waterproof outfit if possible.

Please can they bring wellington boots to put on when we leave for the Forest.

They should bring their school uniform in a named carrier bag ready to change into after Forest.


P.E. Lessons  -  Autumn Term 2017

The children will have P.E. lessons on Monday mornings.  So please can they come to school in their P.E. kit – shorts, t-shirt and plymsols.  Please can they  wear jogging bottoms over their shorts. 

The Year 1 and 2 children  will be walking round to Great Linford Primary School for their lesson. 

The Reception Children will have their lesson here in our playground.

Long hair should be tied back for P.E. and earrings should be removed or covered with a plaster. 

Please can the children  bring their school uniform in a named carrier bag, ready to change back into later in the morning.


T R E A S U R E S   A S S E M B L Y


Year 1 and Year 2 children will already be aware of our weekly Treasures Assembly.


The children will be invited to bring a ‘treasure’ in to school, something that is very precious to them.   They will be asked to explain to the other children why it is so special and what it means to them.  We have allocated a date to each of the children- please see the list attached.  This list will also be on display in our reception foyer. 


This will be an excellent activity for the children and will enhance many skills. They can bring anything in, the only stipulation is that definitely no living things i.e. no pets please.

 Can I take this opportunity of thanking you in anticipation for your support and assureyou that any item brought into school will be kept safe and secure.


Year 1 and 2 Curriculum

In our Year 1 and 2 class we use a rolling 2 year curriculum with some topics covered in

Year A and some covered in Year B. 

Academic Year 2017 - 2018 is Year B Curriculum

Year A

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term


Including visit to

Sea Life Centre

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Super Heroes

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Bight Lights, Big City

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Moon Zoom

Including visit to

National Space Centre

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Street Detectives

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Muck Mess and Mixtures

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Year B

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

Towers Tunnels and Turrets

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Splendid Skies

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Wriggle and Crawl

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Enchanted Wood

Land Ahoy

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Rio De Vida

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Reception Class Curriculum

These are the topics our Reception Class children will be studying through the year


Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

Do You Want To Be Friends?

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What is a reflection?

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Why do ladybirds have spots?

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Why do squirrels hide their nuts?

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Do cows drink milk?

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Are we there yet?

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Will you read me a story?

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Who lives in a rock pool?

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On Friday




Year 2 children

were invited to visit

Great Linford Primary School


They were able to take part in a cookery lesson

They were given a guided tour of Great Linford Primary School by the older children and they met up with some of their friends who used to come to St Andrew's





AS part of the KS1 topic 

Moon Zoon

We were visited by

Monica GRady CBE, who is a Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at the Open University






17th November



Professor Monica worked with the children to make Moonlanders with "grape" astronauts

The aim was for a safe moonlanding!

I can report all astronauts landed safely and it was a successful mission.

We would like to thank Proessor Monica for a very exciting morning.



The children worked in teams;



Team Blastoff, 

The Adventurers and the Moon Walkers



Here at St Andrew's we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunites for children.

Our Reception Class started the term with the topic "Do you want to be friends?"

and to add a WOW factor, on Wednesday 21st September we had local artist

Pippa North come into school to help each child make their own Tickity Boo doll.

Our Year 1 and 2 chldren started off the term with "Beachcombers" and enjoyed a wonderful trip to the sea Life Centre. 

Their next topic, after half term, will be "Moon Zoom" and on Tuesday 1st November they will be going on a trip to the National Space Centre.






For Reception Children


Thursday 5th May

After School

- 3.30 - 4.15

To Be Held At Willen School

For Year 2 Children


Thursday 12th May

After School

- 3.30-4.15

To Be Held At

Wood End School

For Year 2 Children


Thursday 19th May

After School

- 3.30pm - 5 pm

To Be Held At

Great Linford Primary School

For Year 1 Children


Thursday 7th July

After School

- 3.30-4.15

To Be Held At

Wood End School



Curriculum News

Years 1 and 2

First Half Summer Term 2016




Here at St Andrew’s CE Infant school we provide a creative curriculum based around the  Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?


The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. 

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.

Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.


How it Works?


Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:




















AutumnTerm 2015

Years 1 and 2


September 2014

One of our Year 1 pupils had a butterfly chrysalis kit for her birthday.

Once the butterflies were fully grown she bought them into school

for all her friends to see.

The children helped her release her butterflies.

See the photos on our Latest News page

As part of their curriculum the pupils in Years 1 and 2 have been

studying different life cycles.

They have carried out studies on butterflies,  moths,  swans, 

frogs  and chickens.

 Below is a pupil’s  artwork depicting the life cyle of a butterfly and moth


AutumnTerm 2014

Years 1 and 2




Summer Term 2014

Years 1 and 2


    Medium Term Planning     

Summer Term 1.

Prime Areas

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  • Takes steps to avoid conflict.
  • Beginning to negotiate and solve problems fairly.
  • Confident to talk to others about needs, wants and opinions.
  • Able to understand that their actions may affect other people.





Communication & Language

  • Maintains attention and
  • sits quietly at appropriate times.
  • Is able to understand humour.
  • Can follow two part instructions.
  • Can listen and respond to the ideas of others.
  • Extends vocabulary exploring the meaning and
  • sound of new words.

Physical Development

  • Begins to form recognisable letters.
  • Uses and holds a pencil correctly to form recognisable letters.
  • Shows understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges.
  • Can recognise and manage some risks.


Specific Areas

 Moving and Growing



  • Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together.
  • Is able to name
  • and sound letters of the alphabet.
  • Writes own name and labels and captions.
  • Attempts to write short meaningful sentences


  • Uses shapes appropriate for the tasks.
  • Beginning to talk about shapes around them.
  • Uses everyday language related to time/money.
  • Beginning to use vocabulary related to addition and subtraction.
  • Can order and sequence familiar events.

Understanding the World

  • Develop an understanding of growth and changes
  • over time.
  • Show care and concern
  • for living things and the environment.
  • Complete a simple program on the computer.
  • Is able to interact with age appropriate computer software.

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Choose particular colours
  • for a purpose.
  • Can introduce a storyline
  • into their play.
  • Selects tools and techniques needed to assemble and join materials.
  • Constructs with a purpose using a variety of resources.




2nd Half Spring Term 2014


1st Half Spring Term 2014





Year 1 and 2 children will have P.E. on Monday mornings, first lesson.

They will walk to Great Linford Primary School and use their hall and equipment.


Reception children will have P.E. on  Monday mornings.

Their lessons will take place in our playground - weather permitting – or in the classroom.


Please would the children come to school already dressed in their P.E. Kit, with their school

uniform in a clearly labelled bag.  Please could the children leave their PE bag in school all week,

thank you.


The children will have Dance Lessons on Wednesday afternoons. 

They will need to have their P.E. kit in school


Please could we remind you all P.E kit and uniform should be clearly labelled. 

Thank you.








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