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Welcome to Year 1 & 2


Mrs Marvin, Mrs Corley, Mrs Sluce and Mrs Mosedale welcome you to our Year 1 & 2 page.


Our current topic is...Moon Zoom!

We have been so impressed with the amazing homework for this topic so far.  Thank you for all the effort you have put in.

Here are a few photos of the fantastic rockets, UFOs, Solar Systems and even astronaut's backpacks that have been made.

This half term we will be learning about Space.  The children have already started using their brilliant imaginations to create their own aliens and planets!  We have also been learning about Neil Armstrong and the first moon landing.

Take a look at our space displays below.

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Paws, Claws and Whiskers!


We hope you all had a happy and relaxing Easter holiday.  The children have quickly got absorbed into our new topic and are enjoying finding out about their favourite animals.

Our classrooms have also been transformed with a range of displays and activities relating to animals and their different habitats. 

Please take a look at the photos below.

This half term our topic is...

Scented Garden


Here are some pictures of the new displays in our classrooms.  The children are enjoying exploring the different activities related to plants, flowers and gardening.  We definitely have some keen gardeners!

Times Tables Songs

Here are the links for the Times Tables Songs that the children have been given for their homework.  We have been singing them in class and the children love joining in and calling out the answers.


This half term our topic is

Street Detectives

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The children have settled in very well after the Christmas holiday and are enjoying our new topic.  We started by thinking about what it would have been like to be a pupil at St Mary's up to 60 years ago!  The children were quite surprised by what they found out! 

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who were interviewed and helped the children to complete their homework.

Towers, Turrets and Tunnels

We are really enjoying our current topic and have been learning a lot about Castles, including our very own Hinckley Castle.

We had a visit from Master Jack who taught us all about the life of knights.  We even got to try on some armour!

Last week, we held a very grand medieval banquet and everyone looked fantastic.  We really enjoyed the medieval food. Thank you!

We were entertained by jesters and took part in some medieval dancing.  We all had a great time.

Classroom Castles

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Welcome back! The children have settled in nicely to their new classes and are enjoying the new layout of the classrooms after our makeover in the Summer holiday.

Our new topic, Land Ahoy! is well underway and we are really enjoying our pirate adventures! 

We are also very much looking forward to our Pirate Day at Beaumanor Hall in a couple of weeks' time.

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Posts from 2016-2017

Here are some photos of the fantastic homework projects the children produced for our Italy topic. Thank you for all the hard work you put into them.

Bright Lights, Big City

We are now finishing off our topic on London.  The children have learned a lot about The Great Fire of London through taking part in a variety of activities and the production we performed just before Easter. We hope you enjoyed it and thank you for your positive comments.  We enjoyed sharing them with the children.

This term, the children have been using what they have learned to write newspaper reports and letters about The Great Fire of London.



Tuesday 7th February was E-safety day and the children were reminded about why it is important, and how to stay safe online and on mobile devices. Here is the video the children watched:

CEOP KS1 Film : 'Lee & Kim' Cartoon Suitable 5 yrs -- 7 yrs

Cartoon 'Lee & Kim' if you have small children from 4 -- 7 years then you should let them view this short 10 minute cartoon, which is designed to keep them safe whilst online and more importantly, this cartoon teaches them in their early years.

The children then designed a new outfit for Superhero SID featuring the CEOP logo.

Here are some fantastic examples of their work:

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This term has been very busy as usual!  The children have really enjoyed our Superhero topic and they have completed some fantastic writing about real-life heroes such as doctors, vets, fire fighters and police officers.  Mrs Mosedale's class also based their class assembly on the topic.


Bright Lights, Big City

We are now moving on to our new topic and have started by looking at famous landmarks in London.  We have also been thinking about the Queen and had a royal tea party with a special visitor!  Thank you very much for providing lovely cakes and outfits for this occasion.  The children looked great and had a wonderful time.

(A topic grid letter will be sent out shortly.)

Problem Solving

As a school, we would like the children to have more experience of solving problems in Maths so that they can practise applying their skills.  A couple of weeks ago, we had a problem solving afternoon and we inspired the children with the animals from The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen.  We solved a variety of problems involving money and the children imagined buying some very exotic pets such as a koala and an anteater! 

We are now incorporating more problem solving into our Maths lessons and the occasional homework task.

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Happy New Year!


Before the Christmas holiday, the children completed some fantastic homework for our Enchanted Woodland topic.  We were so impressed by the amount of effort that was put into them and the range of different types of indoor and outdoor furniture!  They were also a great addition to our classroom displays.  Please take a look at the photos below.


Art Competition

Last term we ran a competition to create an artwork inspired by books. The winners made fantastic pictures and won some art equipment to continue with their interest in art. 

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We are now teaching phonics using the DfES Letters and Sounds programme.  For more information about the scheme, please visit the website below.  This website also includes phonics games that your child can play to practise different sounds.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.