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Year 1 & 2

Welcome to Year 1 & 2


Mrs Mosedale (Teresa), Mrs Corley & Mrs Sluce (Hockney) and Mrs O'Hara (Picasso) welcome you to our Year 1 & 2 page.


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Year 1/2 Newsletter - 28th August 2020

Welcome back Year 1 and 2!

  Please see below photos of our classrooms.  You might be able to see that our new topic this term is 'Terrific Toys.'

We will be sharing this PowerPoint with the children when they return to school on Wednesday and Thursday.

Teresa Classroom 2020

Picasso Classroom 2020

Hockney Classroom 2020

Home Learning Activities

Please find below links to documents with resources and activity ideas.  We will also update the Active Learn maths games regularly and interactive books will be available for your child's book band colour.  You can also find our weekly Home Learning activities on our website in Children - Home Learning - Year 1 and 2.

A leaflet with activity ideas for different subject areas

English - Reading, Writing and Phonics

Spelling practise ideas

BBC Bitesize English Game - Karate Cats

Oxford Owl Online Books

Oxford Owl are offering a free subscription for online books.


Activity ideas and links to websites for different areas of Maths

Maths Games

As well as the Active Learn Maths games that the children can logon to, here are some links to other online Maths games that the children might enjoy.

Various Subjects

There are also free resources available to download on Twinkl using the following offer code - UKTWINKLHELPS

BBC Teach website

A fun list of activities for indoors.

30 Day Lego Challenge

Physical Activity

One of our favourites is Cosmic Yoga! After taking part in a short course of yoga lessons in school, the children have really impressed us with how well they are picking it up. Therefore, we have continued with Cosmic Kids Yoga. We hope that they will impress you too with how well they focus on it. It is great for calming children down and giving them (and you!) some time to relax.  


Our current topic is...

Fantastical Beasts!


We have started this topic by looking at the story of The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.

The children have really enjoyed acting out the story and they have put a lot of effort into retelling the story in their own words.

The Nativity

We are very proud of how well the children performed our Nativity play.  Their behaviour during rehearsals was fantastic too. They were all superstars!


The Man on the Moon

We have started the Space part of our Voyage topic by reading this fantastic picture book.  The children have enjoyed finding out about Bob and his unusual job!



We have had a brilliant time learning about pirates as part of our Voyage topic.  We especially enjoyed taking part in different activities during our Pirate Day at Beaumanor Hall. 


Many thanks to the parents and grandparents who came to the Year 1 Phonics Meetings on Wednesday 2nd October.  If you were unable to make it, here is a link to the Powerpoint.


Phonics Meeting Powerpoint - 2nd October 2019

Our current topic is...


Where will our journey take us?

We are very happy with how all the children are settling into their new classes.  They are enjoying exploring their classrooms and taking part in a range of activities.

Our first topic of Voyage encourages the children to explore the world.  This will include finding out more about the continents and different modes of transport.  

Posts from 2018 - 19


In May, some of the Year 2 children went on their trip to Beaumanor Hall.  We all had a great time (children and staff included) and the children enjoyed taking part in lots of different outdoor activities. 

SATs Meeting Powerpoint

Here is the Powerpoint that we shared with parents at the meetings regarding Year 2 SATs.   After Easter, we are going to refer to them as part of a Secret Agent Training Programme.  If you have any questions about the Year 2 SATs, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher or Mrs Mosedale.

Bella Italia Creative Homework

We were blown away by the amazing projects that the children brought in.  Thank you so much for your support.

Times Tables

The children are currently practising their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and every Wednesday afternoon they are challenged to see how many they can recall in a set amount of time.  Rock music is also played in the background to spur the children on!  



Here are some examples of the written work that the children have completed so far this term.

These are our topic areas for our new topic.


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.