Welcome to Year 1 & 2
Mrs Marvin, Mrs Corley, Mrs Sluce and Mrs Mosedale welcome you to our Year 1 & 2 page.
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 (photos to follow soon)!
We are also very much looking forward to our Pirate Day at Beaumanor Hall in a couple of weeks' time.
Posts from 2016-2017
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.
E-SAFETY DAY 2017
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:
The children then designed a new outfit for Superhero SID featuring the CEOP logo.
Here are some fantastic examples of their work:
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teddy Bears' Picnic displays
Below you can see the highlights of what we did in Year 1 & 2 2015-16.
Scented Garden & Paws,Claws and Whiskers Homework
Thank you for the fantastic homework projects that you have sent in! They have really brightened up our classrooms and, again, we are very impressed with all the effort that went into them.
See below for a selection of photos for both topics.
Year 2 Beaumanor Trip 2016
Just before the Half Term holiday, a group of Year 2 children stayed at Beaumanor Hall with Mrs Marvin and Mrs Hemsley for two days. They had an amazing time and enjoyed brilliant weather. On the first day, they went on a walk to the top of Beacon Hill and, in the evening, they enjoyed a night walk and played fun games in the Sports Hall. On the second day, after a good night's sleep, the children had a great time building dens and learning some survival skills. Here are some photos of the children eating their breakfast together and taking part in the activities.
Chinese New Year - 8th February 2016
On Monday 8th February, we celebrated Chinese New Year by listening to the story of how the animals were chosen to represent each year. The children also found out which animal they were! Most are either an ox or a tiger. This year is the year of the Monkey. We also enjoyed making these fantastic dragons using step by step instructions.
Our topic last term was Street Detectives and we found out a lot about Hinckley and our local area. We went on a walk around Hinckley and looked closely at the different types of buildings. Back at school, we then completed some brilliant map work.
We also interviewed a past pupil to find out about our school 60 years ago. Do you know anyone in your family who came to St Mary's? Ask them what it was like.
We completed this topic with a fantastic Castle Exhibition on Friday 15th January. It was an opportunity for the children to show off all of their hard work, including their homework projects. Again, we were very impressed with the time and effort that went into them. Thank you to everyone who came on Friday. The children really enjoyed showing you their work. Below are some photos of the finished projects.
The children completed some fantastic homework for our Land Ahoy! topic. We were very impressed with the time and effort that they put in to their projects.
Pirate Day at Beaumanor Hall
On Wednesday 30th September, Year 1 and 2 had a fantastic time being pirates for the day. They went on a treasure hunt to find the X that marks the spot, discovered a secret cave for pirates, solved pirate Maths problems on a trail, went on a special obstacle course and much, much more!
We hope you enjoy the photos below. As you can see, we had lots of fun being pirates!
We have really enjoyed our Land Ahoy topic this half term. Here are some photos of the displays in our classrooms.