Year 1/2

Teachers Teaching Assistants
Mrs H Lyon (M-W), Mrs E McCarthy (T-F) Mrs W. Clarke
Miss L Mawby Mrs A. Fox
Mrs K Hanlon Mrs R. Wiggins (HLTA)

Current Topic 

This term our topic is All Abroad. We will be looking at Africa and comparing the two countries and creating some African art. We will be inventing our own animals online using the programme Switch Zoo and then producing a non-chronological report. In Science we will be looking at animals and their habitats, and making our own habitats in shoe boxes. Later on in the term we will be looking at holidays through the ages, and how they have changed. 

Reminders and Routines

  • Read at least 3 times per week with an adult at home.
  • Practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Friday - please check the year 1/2 home learning platform to find this week's homework
  • Please remember to bring a water bottle and a healthy morning snack to school every day.
  • Please ensure sun cream is applied before school. We are unable to apply sun cream in school. 
  • Please ensure your child’s book bag and reading book comes into school with them every day. Books will be changed daily.
  • TT Rock star logins were sent home for the year 2’s. Please endeavour to log on regularly to practise, it’s great fun!!

PE Days

  • Mrs Lyon and Mrs McCarthy- Thursday and Friday.
  • Mrs Hanlon - Thursday and Friday
  • Miss Mawby - Wednesday and Friday


July 2021


The children have worked hard to transform their empty shoe boxes into wonderful animal habitats. They thought about what the environment would look like as well as the animals they'd find there. I'm sure you'll agree, they're great!

Diorama Pictures

Playground markings

We are delighted with our new playground markings, many thanks to the PTA for securing the grant in order to fund this project. The markings have really enhanced our outdoor area, and have already been used a lot to support the children's learning.

Playground Marking Pictures

June 2021

Outside area

Now the weather has brightened up we have had lots of fun learning in our outside area. The activities are all linked to our weekly learning, but give children the opportunity to explore and further their own understandings independently. 

year 1/2 outside area june 2021

Year 1 Maths

This week in maths we have had lots of fun exploring money! We began by looking at the coins and ordering them from lowest to highest value, before finding totals and selecting the correct coins to pay in our shop. We also went digging for treasure and adding together the coins we found to see who had discovered the most.

year 1 Maths June 2021Year 1 Phonics Workshop 2021

Year 1 Phonics Workshop 2021 - Part 1Year 1 Phonics Workshop 2021 - Part 222nd March 2021

Since returning to school, the year 1 children have had great fun exploring measurement in maths. They have used a range of practical activities to develop their language around length, weight and capacity and have used vocabulary such as longer, shorter, heavier, lighter, full and empty. They have made estimations as well as simple comparisons between objects, and begun to use a range of non standard units of measurement, such as cubes and counters.

year 1/2 Exploring measurement in maths16th December 2020

The children have all been working really hard designing, sewing and creating their wonderful hand puppets. Please take a look at our pictures!

Hand Puppets 

4th December 2020

In year 1 and 2 this week we have been learning a poem called Voices of Water. We have performed the poem in groups, written our own versions, created some underwater art using wax crayons and made paper plate jellyfish! 

Voices of water picturesVoices of water video 1Voices of water video 2Voices of water poem by mrs hanlon's year 1/2 class


Year 1 and 2 had fun this week designing their own odd socks for anti-bullying!

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11th December 2020

Year 1 and 2 have been designing hand puppets in our Design and Technology lessons. This week we have started sewing them! The children have really enjoyed learning a new skill'. 

Design and Technology - Hand Puppets

Websites to support learning
Phonics PlayTop MarksBBC SupermoversOxford Owl


Page Downloads Date  
Year 1/2 Term 1 20/21 Newsletter 14th Sep 2020 Download
Year 1/2 Term 2 20/21 Newsletter 06th Nov 2020 Download
Year 1/2 Yearly Overview 20/21 24th Nov 2020 Download
Year 1 2 Term 5 20 21 Newsletter 23rd Apr 2021 Download
Year 1/2 Term 6 Newsletter 11th Jun 2021 Download