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Welcome to Year 1 and 2

Spring Term


In our class we work together as a team and all look after each other. The staff in year 1 and 2 are always here to help, so please do not hesitate to come and see me either before or after school if you have any questions or queries.




The children will take part in RE lessons each week.

This term our themes are:

  • Books - The books used in Church
  • Thanksgiving - Mass, a special time to thank God
  • Opportunities - Lent: an opportunity to start a new


Children will also take part in collective worship daily.



In Maths this term we will be learning about:

  • Addition and subtraction
  • Number and Money
  • Weight, time, position and direction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions and Place Value
  • Measure and Data



In English this term we will be learning about:

  • Stories in familiar settings
  • How to write instructions
  • Poetry and language
  • Tales from different cultures
  • Recounts
  • The Sound Collector



Each morning the children will take part in a phonics lesson. This term the children are learning and revising letters and sounds from  Phase 5. Children are also learning the different spelling rules. 



Our Science topic is Everyday Materials. We will spend time distinguishing between an object and the material from which it is made. We will be able to identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Also we will learn how to describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Finally, we will learn how to compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties



Geography is our focus this half term. Our Topic is called 'What a Wonderful World!'. We will be learning about the Continents of the world, Oceans, World Maps, the Equator and the North/ South Poles. 



We will spend time in the computer room each week and our topic is Spreadsheets. 


Music/Art and Design

During Art/DT we will be investigating the great designer Phillip Treacy – (Ireland, 1967-current).



P.E will be every Wednesday and Thursday and the children will come to school in their PE kits. They do not need to bring a change of clothes with them.



Each child will be provided with their own homework book. The children will have a spelling test every Monday morning and will receive new spellings after their test. Their spellings will be stuck into their homework book and there will be space provided for them to practise in. Homework will be set occasionally on top of spellings to help consolidate learning which is taking place in class.


The children will read in class individually at least once a week and we will monitor their colour bands regularly. We encourage the children to read as much as possible and in class we have a superhero reward system to help. Children will move their own superhero up the ladder if they read three times a week or more at home. Please remember to sign and date their reading diaries and send this into school daily. If your child reads regularly and finishes their book before it is due to be changed, we are more than happy to send home new books.



Thank you for your continued support!


Miss V Eccleson



Making a Wind Sock in Science

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Our Science Investigation

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Role Play in English

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PE - Travelling and Balancing

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PE with Mr McLaughlin

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