Welcome to Year 1 & 2!

The teachers are Mrs Williams (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and

Mrs Hartley (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). 

We are supported in class by our teaching assistant

Mrs Dellowe. Mr Whittingham teaches PE on a Wednesday.


Spring Term 2019

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers…What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? From pets at home to animals in a zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake? As part of our topic and our Literacy we will be looking particularly closely at the loveable Meerkat…


A copy of our Spring Newsletter will soon be here: Spring Newsletter from Year 1 & 2


Some Key Dates:

  • Judaism workshop on 25th February

  • Ventura Wildlife animal encounter on 24th January

  • Parent afternoon – date to follow


The children have the opportunity to change the reading books they have read every week on a Wednesday. Please ensure that the children have their books in school all week, alongside their Reading Records, so that we can record any additional reading in school and check them for any messages you may have written for us. We will be awarding House Points for each piece of reading recorded when they are checked on a Friday.


The Year 2 Spelling Overview for Autumn 2 can be found here. Year 2 Spellings Autumn 2 

This lists the spelling pattern and ten words that we will be focusing on each week as well as some activities to support their learning.  Their spellings will be tested the following Monday.

Year 1 Spellings Overview for the Spring Term can be found here Spring Term Year 1

This lists the six words that they will be focussing on each week. Their spelling tests will be on Fridays.


Please encourage the children to log on regularly to complete the homework activities allocated to them weekly on Mathletics. Their usernames and log ins can be found on the back of their reading records. You can access Mathletics by clicking here


In Year 1, we expect the children to complete a minimum of ten minutes of homework per week in addition to reading. This could include Phonics or spelling, Mathletics, consolidating basic Maths skills such as Number Bonds to 10, Counting on and back to 20 or even homework linked to our topic.

In line with other Year groups, this expectation increases by ten minutes to a minimum of twenty minutes per week for children in Year 2. This is on top of reading. Mathletics tasks are set every week, please ensure your child is completing their tasks independently.

Should you have any questions about learning at home, please don’t hesitate to ask either Mrs Williams or Mrs Hartley.


PE is on Wednesday afternoons with Mr Whittingham. On this day, the children will come in their school uniform as usual and then will change into their kits at the start of the afternoon. They will change back into uniform before the end of the school day. Please can you help us by ensuring all kits are named and that they are brought in at the beginning of each week.

Twiggy Tuesday: Outdoor learning time

Twiggy Tuesdays will be led by Mrs Williams on Tuesday afternoons. For safety, we need extra adults with us each week to go off-site. Please sign up on the sheet in the school entrance if you would like to offer your help with this.

Children come to school in school uniform and will need to bring a bag containing:

  • water proof trousers

  • socks for wellies

  • waterproof coat

  • wellies (which can be kept in school)

The children will wear a school T-shirt/shirt and school jumper under their coat so there is less to change and misplace! Hats and snoods are perfect for when the temperature drops. For safety, scarves (can get caught) and knitted gloves hold water, so please don’t send these in.


Supporting your child at home

Here are some fun Phonics websites for the children to explore at home and to practise their phonics learning.

Recommended Phonics Websites

If you would like any further information on how to support your child with their learning please feel free to speak to either Mrs Hartley or Mrs Williams or see the school’s e-learning tab.  

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