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Welcome to Year 1 and 2


Welcome to the first term of Year 1 and 2. It is great to see the children looking lovely and smart, ready to start the school year.


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:

  • Beginnings - God is present in every beginning
  • Signs and Symbols - Signs and symbols in Baptism
  • Preparations - Advent: preparing to celebrate Christmas


Children will also take part in collective worship daily.



In Maths this term we will be learning about:

  • Number and place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Measures (Length, Time)
  • Geometry: properties of shapes



In English this term we will be learning about:

  • Stories in familiar settings
  • Labels, lists, signs, posters
  • Songs and repetitive poems
  • Fantasy stories
  • Information texts
  • Poems about animals



Each morning the children will take part in a phonics lesson. This term the children are learning and revising letters and sounds from Phase 4 and Phase 5.



Our Science topic is Animals including Humans. We will be learning about common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and we will be able to identify and name a variety of common animals including carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Also we will be exploring the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival.



Geography is our focus this term. We will be learning about UK and World maps. The children will have the opportunity to devise maps and symbols and will all learn how to plan a route using a map.



We will spend time in the computer room each week and our topics are:

  • We are astronauts: Programme a sprite to move around the screen.
  • We are games testers: Work out how a simple scratch game works.


Music/Art and Design

During Art we will be investigating the Great Artist – Vincent Van Gogh (Netherlands, 1853-1891).



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.



We look forward to meeting and working with you all this year as we support the children throughout year 1 and 2.


Miss V Eccleson



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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