Year 1 & 2 Class News


Posted on Thursday 25 May 2023 by Miss Lowry

Our topic this half term has been heroes. We have been looking at two in particular-Nelson Mandela and Leonora Cohen.

The children have learnt about their lives and beliefs.

They have been using vocabularly such as apartheid and suffragette to describe what these two historic people stood up for and the difference they made to others.

The children have enjoyed dressing up as real life heroes and sharing why they are real life heroes.


Maths – fractions

Posted on Wednesday 24 May 2023 by Miss Young

This week in 2C we have been securing our knowledge of fractions.  We have been looking at fractions of shapes and of amounts including one and two-digit numbers.

The fractions we have been learning about are halves (two equal parts), thirds (three equal parts) and quarters (four equal parts).

In order to find fractions of a number, we used paper plates and counters and divided them up into equal parts.

Help at home: think about where you can find fractions in the home. Why not use pizza or cake and cut them into slices to find fractions?

Living and Learning – 60 minutes of daily exercise

Posted on Tuesday 23 May 2023 by Miss Young

This week’s Living and Learning statement is, ‘I know the importance of 60 active minutes’.

In KS1 we have been discussing the importance of exercise and how we need to keep active to keep our bodies healthy. The NHS guidance states that children and young people should  ‘aim for an average of at least 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous intensity physical activity a day across the week’. We know that the exercise we need to do to achieve this, should increase our heart rate.

At school we provide opportunities for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. Some of these include:

  • Daily WUSU
  • 2 weekly PE sessions (including swimming)
  • Play times x2
  • Lunch time play
  • Go Noodle, Just Dance and Supermovers in class
  • After school clubs

Help at home – GoNoodle and Supermovers are both educational, active resources that are available for free online. Walking to school (where possible) will also help towards achieving active minutes.

Living and Learning – physical and mental health

Posted on Friday 19 May 2023 by Miss Young

This week’s Living and Learning statement is ‘I know that being physically active is mentally and physically healthy’.

In KS1 we have been discussing the importance of having 60 minutes of exercise per day.

We keep active in school every day through WUSU, PE and play during break and lunch times.

One child in 2C said ‘I walk to school every morning. This is part of my exercise.’

We also talked about the importance of rest and that we need both exercise and rest to keep our bodies and minds healthy.

We calculated how long we spend being physically active each day and how we can make small changes to stay active for longer.


History – suffragettes

Posted on Wednesday 17 May 2023 by Mrs Latham

We have been learning all about Leonora Cohen in our history topic. She was a suffragette from Leeds and a very inspirational woman! We talked about how she fought for the right for women to vote and have equal rights. She designed and wore this dress, which is displayed at Abbey House Museum. We then designed an outfit she might’ve worn.



Science – germinating peas

Posted on Monday 15 May 2023 by Mrs Latham

We have been growing all sorts of things in our lessons lessons this half term. We recently wanted to find out about the best conditions to germinate peas. We put some in a dark, cold place (the fridge), some in a warm dark place (the cupboard) and some in a warm, light place (the windowsill). They all germinated – but at different rates. The root and shoot also grew at different rates, depending on the conditions.

We have planted them out now to continue to grow in soil.

Help at home by re-creating a growing experiment or planting, growing and looking after plants at home.

Art – group artwork

Posted on Monday 15 May 2023 by Mrs Latham

In our history topic we have been learning about Nelson Mandela and how he fought for equality. Each class created a modern art inspired group piece of him.

Help at home by talking about why he was a hero and how equal rights are so important.

Meet the author – Bethan Woolvin

Posted on Friday 12 May 2023 by Miss Young

This week, Ks1 had the pleasure of taking part in a Zoom call with one of our favourite author and illustrators, Bethan Woolvin. The Zoom call was ran by the author of ‘Meet the Weather’, Caryl Hart and Bethan who illustrated the book.

During the zoom call, we read the story, sang, danced, drew some pictures and even got a tour around Bethan’s studio. It was great!

Living and Learning – five a day

Posted on Wednesday 10 May 2023 by Miss Young

This week’s Living and Learning statement is I know the importance of ‘five a day’. 

In KS1 we have been exploring what counts towards our five a day. We know that having our five a day can help towards a healthy diet and helps to keep our bodies healthy. We know that a portion is about a handful of either fruit or vegetables. We learnt how we can achieve our five a day, by making some small changes to our diet.

Top tips:

  • add fruit to your cereal
  • drink a glass of fresh juice
  • have salad with your salad, wrap or pizza
  • include a portion of vegetables with your evening meal
  • have at least one piece of fruit per day

Coronation celebrations!

Posted on Friday 05 May 2023 by Miss Young

This afternoon we have had a fantastic time celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III. We had a special picnic as a school in the lunch hall. We also had the opportunity to go to different classrooms around the school, to play games. At the end of the day we had a little party back in our classrooms whilst we enjoyed some lovely snacks brought from home!

Have a fantastic Coronation weekend everybody! From Miss Young, Mrs Latham and Miss Lowry.