Year 1 & 2 Class News

Living and Learning : being the same and being different

Posted on Sunday 15 November 2020 by Mrs Latham

We have been talking about how we are the same and how we are different. It can be about how we look, what we like and how we feel. It’s important to celebrate our similarities and differences.

Children in Need in KS1

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020 by Mrs Lake

Thank you to everyone that brought a donation into school today. The total will be announced next week.

To celebrate Children in Need in Years 1 and 2 we kept active all day. We watched the end of Joe Wick’s 24 hour exercise challenge. The children were amazed to hear that he raised over £1,500,000 exercising for 24 hours.

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Joe Wicks in 1KN

1KN certificate celebration

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020 by Mrs Lake

Another great week in 1KN. Our certificates this week go to…

For great learning…

Parker – You have made so much progress in reading and it is a pleasure to listen to you read books fluently. Well done.

For sport and physical activity…

Alex – Great wake up shake up dancing every day. You always give it 100%.

For living and learning…

Shay – You have been resilient this week. You are trying your best to finish a piece of work even when you find it difficult. Well done!

Certificate celebration 2C

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020 by Mr Gathercole

What a way to end our second week! We’ve raised lots of money for Children in Need (the money will be counted when it is safe to do so) and had a good week all round.


For great learning…

Ellie M – You have worked so hard in ALL of your lessons this week. Well done!

For sport and physical activity…

Elliott G – Great adding skills in our PE lesson this week to add up your scores. Maths and PE all rolled into one – fantastic!

For living and learning…

Zara – You know that we’re all the same and we’re all different. Good job!

Celebration certificates 1,2V

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020 by Mrs Latham

We have had another busy week! Our certificates this week go to…

For great learning…

Sophia – For great work in maths. You have concentrated well and shared your ideas.

For sport and physical activity…

Edward – For determination in PE – trying to beat your skipping personal best.

For living and learning…

Tilly – For always being helpful and kind.

Our new class reward system is going down well too. For making good choices throughout the day, children can write their name on a raffle ticket (some children have got 8 tickets in this week). On a Friday, 5 winners will be drawn out and can choose a prize from the Raffle Reward box.

Handwriting – a helpful video

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2020 by Mrs Latham

The Year 1s have started learning how to write letters using a lead-in line. We have practised ‘c’ and ‘o’ so far. Next week, we will be practising ‘a’.  In year two, children are encouraged to join letters. A copy of the handwriting guide can be found here.  Try watching this at home to support your child’s learning. (This is a YouTube link. Top tip for watching YouTube with your child: go to the settings cog along the play bar and turn off autoplay – this avoids an inappropriate clip coming up automatically, and helps to discourage your child from passively watching clip after clip.)

The Animals Song

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2020 by Mr Gathercole

This  half term, our Science unit is all about animals (including humans).

Listening to this song about baby animals helped us in our learning about offspring.

Check it out here.

We now know that a baby swan is called a cygnet… and calf comes up quite a lot.

English – all about nouns

Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2020 by Mrs Latham

This week, we have be learning about how different words can have different ‘jobs’. We have talked about nouns this week. We learnt a song to help us.


Every person, place or thing,

Needs a name and so we sing,

Nouns means names.

We went on a noun hunt around our classrooms – there are nouns everywhere!


Art – a type of therapy as well as a lesson?

Posted on Monday 09 November 2020 by Mrs Latham

We have being doing lots of art since we returned to school in September. It has been proven to help us relax, is enjoyable, gives us time to talk to each other and  helps us express ourselves. Here are some examples of some of our artwork.

Children in Need

Posted on Monday 09 November 2020 by Mrs Hogarth


We are going to be celebrating BBC Children in Need on Friday 13 November.

The Junior Leadership Team voted for a ‘dress as you like day.’ Children can come to school in non-uniform.

We would like to raise as much money as possible for Children in Need and are therefore asking for a voluntary donation. On the morning of the 13th, there will be some buckets placed in the playground for you to drop off your donations.

Thank you in advance for your support and co-operation.

The Junior Leadership Team