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Years 1 & 2

Hello and welcome to years 1 and 2!

Key Stage 1 leader: Miss spencer

In year 1, we are taught by Mrs Jardine, Miss New, Mrs Dennison and Mrs Pattinson. We are helped in our learning by Miss Bilton, Miss Dryden and Mrs Williams.

Our year 2 teachers are Miss Spencer and Mrs Foxton. Supporting us in class, we have Mrs Hutchinson.

We will all be calling “Ahoy Me Hearties” this term as our topic moves to learning all about
Pirates! We will be focusing on some of the most famous pirates from 300 years ago, such as Blackbeard, Anne Bonny and William Kidd. The roof will be raised as we write and perform our very own sea shanties and accompany those with our handmade percussion instruments. Our investigations will take us to look at the Pirates natural habitat ‘The Seaside’ and learn about all of the other living things which make it their home. Map reading and treasure hunts will help us to learn more about directional language. We will be using our imagination to write a message in a bottle, the facts we have learned to develop a fact file and we will plan some wonderful stories about Pirating adventures. We will keep you updated with photographs of the fun we have had inthe ‘what we have been up to’ section of the website.

In Year One, our Summer Term topic is Pi-RAHH- tes!
We will be learning all about the lives of some famous pirates in history like Black Beard.
We will be using Beebots to locate pirate artefacts on maps. We will be writing our own sea
shanties, letters in a bottle and creating our own 3D beach scenes. We will be also learning
about plants and what they need to grow. We will be identifying plants in our local park
(Thompsons Park).

Thank you for your continued support.

Key Stage 1 staff.

Look what we’ve been up to.



Dates for your diary


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Homework pic for website


All Key Stage 1 homework is given out on a Monday and returned by Friday. Children will receive 1 piece of homework each week in their homework books. This will alternate between a literacy and numeracy piece of homework which will be linked to what the children are learning that week in the given subject.

Year 2 will receive weekly spellings each Monday, we ask that you practice with your child as many times as possible during the week in preparation for them to take part in a spelling challenge containing those words on Friday.

If your child has any problems with their homework, please pop in to see the teacher who set it we are always happy to help!


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Year 1 PE

All Year 1 children will have PE on a Wednesday

Year 2 PE

All Year 2 children will have PE on a Thursday.

We ask that you leave your child’s PE kit in school as we do so many different PE activities throughout the term. Staff in Key Stage 1 will ask children to take their PE kit home at the end of each half term to be washed.

Home Reader

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Year 1 and Year 2 home readers are changed every Monday and Friday. We ask that you keep your book at home and only return it to school once your homework and home reader is complete.

Pi-RAHHH-tes – Summer Term – Year 1

Brilliant Brits – Summer Term – Year 2

Useful Websites


Top Marks – Counting


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ICT and Games

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