Years 1 & 2

Welcome to Years 1 & 2, our classes are Owls and Hedgehogs.


Autumn 2

Welcome back to school! We hope you have all had a lovely Half Term break.

In maths, Owls will be consolidating and extending their knowledge of number including the operations of addition and subtraction. Hedgehogs will also be working on numbers to 100 and having lots of opportunities to practice telling the time. All children will gain practical experience of recognising and working with 2D and 3D shapes.


This half term our English lessons will include grammar and sentence construction. Daily phonics and guided reading lessons will continue for everyone to support reading and writing. Spellings will continue in Year 2 each week, and these will be sent home.


In art the children will be experimenting with sketching pencils and making observational drawings. They will also be improving their mixing skills working with secondary colours to make intermediary colours and looking at the work of abstract artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miró or Paul Klee.


In science Year 1 will be learning to identify the four seasons and describing the weather in each season. They will also be looking at what materials objects are made from and describing their properties.

In Year 2 science the children will be looking at the properties of materials and investigating the changing shape of some objects. Children will also be considering habitats and identifying if something is living, dead, or has never been alive.

We will also be doing RE – focusing on the Christian belief that God gave Jesus to the world as a gift; PE – improving our fitness and brushing up on our Superhero dance moves; PSHE – celebrating our similarities and differences and learning how to save and retrieve our work in computing.


In geography we will be looking at the local area and finding out what type of buildings we have on and around the High Street. We will also be considering what different types of homes we live in.

It is that time of year so in music we will be learning the songs for our Christmas production of The Big Little Nativity. All the children will be singing and some children in Year 2 may have lines to learn if they would like to have a speaking part. We will keep costumes to a minimum but please look out for ParentMails with more information about dates, times and tickets!

Here are some things to do at home

We always enjoy seeing and hearing what you have been up to outside of school!


In the coming weeks we will begin to set homework.

Your child will change their phonics book on a Monday ONLY at the start of the day. They will not need to change them at any other time.

Year 1

  • Reading with your child and your child practicing their green and red words
  • Weekly spellings (Year 1 Common Exception Words)
  • Fortnightly Maths activities related to learning

Year 2

  • Reading with your child and your child reading aloud at least 5 times a week
  • Weekly spellings
  • Fortnightly Maths work (up to 20 minutes). PLEASE can homework books come back into school ready for the next set of homework to go out.

Important information

Don’t forget, that every day the children need: – a re-fillable water bottle, book bag to hold their reading record, spelling book and reading book and their lunch box (if they are not having school dinners).  We have had lots of water bottle spillages from bottles that have lids that need to be completely removed in order to drink from them. If possible, could water bottles have a lid that remains attached for drinking.

PE Days

Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit (they do not need their school uniform to change back into). Long hair should be tied up and no jewellery should be worn – including earrings. Ears that have been recently pierced and cannot be removed will need to be covered.

We will have PE on the following days:

  • Owls – Wednesday and Friday
  • Hedgehogs – Monday and Thursday

Our PE Kit

The teachers in Key Stage 1 are:

The adults supporting in Key Stage 1 are: