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Year 1 & 2

Welcome to Year 1 and 2. Your child will be in one of three classes-Gaudi Class, Picasso Class or Teresa Class. Below you will find lots of information to support your child's learning journey this year and lots of photographs of learning in action. 

Spring Term

This half term, we are reading Percy's Bumpy Ride by Nick Butterworth. We have acted out the story and written a job description for a park keeper. The children have also planted seeds and wrote a set of instructions for Percy! More recently, the children designed their own invention to help Percy with some of his more challenging jobs in the park. We even used AI to help us visualise what these fantastic inventions could look like!

After the children described Percy's new invention, they wrote another short story for him.

Immersive Corners and Quotes for Percy's Bumpy Ride

First Responder Visit

On Wednesday 31st January, Sarah delivered a new defibrillator to our school. While she was here, she spoke to Year 1 and 2 about what her job as a First Responder involves. Sarah showed us all the equipment that she carries in her car and the children asked lots of questions. They also had the opportunity to sit in Sarah's car!

Maths with Numicon

This term, staff across the school have attended a training session on how to use Numicon effectively in our Maths lessons. We were keen to try out some of the activity ideas with the children.

Autumn Term 2 2023

This half term, we have started reading Paddington by Michael Bond. We are enjoying reading all about his adventures!

Immersive Corners and quotes for Paddington


Alongside reading about the adventures of Paddington Bear, the children have done some fantastic writing. They have written detailed descriptions of his character and instructions on how to make a marmalade sandwich.

Christmas Maths

Year 1 children have been working together to complete 3D shape patterns with Christmas presents.

Exploring Everyday Materials

We have continued with our Science work on materials by sorting them according to their different properties.

Explore and Draw

The children have enjoyed starting our new art topic. We looked at the work of Andy Goldsworthy and how he explores the world with art. The children used his work as inspiration for their own interpretation of his natural art. They used a selection of materials to explore composition and arrangements. 


This half term we finished off our Vehicles topic off by designing and making a modern version of a Hansom cab. The children were very creative and included some fantastic details.


The children practised taking photos of each other using the iPads. They asked for their friend’s permission first and checked the photo with them afterwards.

Autumn Term 1 2023

Immersive Corners for Oi Frog! 

Oi Frog!

We have been really enjoying reading the books of Oi Frog and friends. The children have been inspired to do some fantastic writing related to the stories.

Where do I live?

We have been learning about the four countries of the UK. So far, we have visited England and Scotland.

Everyday Materials

In Science, we have been identifying and describing the properties of different materials.

Reading Corners

Continuous Provision areas

Topic far!