Years 1 and 2

Our classroom has moved into a new room this year in the main school.  The emphasis is different from reception as the children start to focus on the Key Stage 1 curriculum and the National Strategies for mathematics and literacy.

Reading continues through the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme with progression onto chapter books as appropriate.
Weekly spelling tests are part of the curriculum, to support those non-phonetic words that just have to be learnt.
Homework is also set, focussing mainly on reading, writing and maths.

The class is involved in the school Nativity play which is part of the Christmas service at the church.
An outing is planned for each term, with a joint Christmas visit with Years 1 & 2. In recent years we have visited the toy museum, Park House, the Royal Stud, the Butterfly Park, Thursford, Princess Theatre, Sea Life Centre.

Please find below our planning overview for September 2020 and our Autumn term

year 1 and 2 autumn timetable

Curriculum Overview Cycle A

Superhero Topic Web

Welcome newsletter


Please find below all our curriculum planning, timetable and welcome back newsletter for year 1 and 2 Autumn 2019


timetable year 1 and 2 Autumn Term

Welcome newsletter Year 1 and 2

Homes Topic Web Year 1 and 2

Please find below our class timetable  and planning for Spring 2019

Timetable year 1 and 2 Spring Term Yearly Overview 1 and 2

Yearly Overview 1 and 2

Jan Newsletter year 1 and 2



Please find below our planning and timetable for the new school year Autumn 2018


Timetable year 1 and 2 Autumn Term

Welcome newsletter

Yearly Overview


Year 1 and 2 Summer term planning overview Summer term plan 2018 Year 1 and 2

Year 1 and 2 Curriculum overview Year overview 1 and 2 Year overview 1 and 2



Welcome back!

Posted on September 13th, 2020

We have had a great first week back at school. I am so proud of how the children have adapted to our new routines and they all seem so happy to be back. I have attached below information about this term, including information about our topic of ‘Superheroes’.

Welcome newsletter

Curriculum Overview Cycle A

autumn timetable

Superhero Topic Web

Well done, we made it!

Posted on July 19th, 2020

As we reach the end of the school year I would like to say a very big thank you to you all for your support over what has been an extraordinary year! Last September we could never have predicted we would be faced with working through a global pandemic and the challenges of lockdown, social distancing and remote learning. You have all been amazing with how you have coped with the changes and continued learning in such strange circumstances. Hope you all have a lovely summer and I look forward to seeing you all when we return to school in September.

Final Week


Posted on July 12th, 2020

Good Evening. Hope you have all had a good weekend. Well I can’t believe we have made it to the last full week of term! You have all been working so hard, keep it up just a little while longer. This week has a pirate theme.  Don’t forget to send your photos to me

Home Learning Week 12


Pirate Hat Instructions

Pirate Science

Step 2 – Developing Reading Skills

Sports Annual Review

Posted on July 6th, 2020

Sports 2019/20

We all know it has been a very odd year and obviously it has affected school life greatly, none more so than in sports with several competitions being cancelled prior to school closing. However, we had managed to compete in several competitions in which we did very well and had had lots of fun.  Our first attempt at gymnastics with a year 1 / 2 team proved fruitful, hockey too, along with football, rugby and cross country. The children’s commitment and willingness to learn new things made it very difficult for me to pick teams at times, producing some brilliant performances and enormous smiles.  The netball team was in a good position in the league and we were all looking forward to those competitions along with many others we had entered. Unfortunately it was not to be which was disappointing but we did manage to get the Gold Award for sport based on the events we had taken part in, had entered for the whole year and what we had in place in school. I have to thank the School Sports Council of Oliver, Lilly, Clara, Caitlin, Henry and Elliot W, voted for by the class, who had to organise and run a lunchtime club, speed stacking, which turned out to be quite good fun! That was the difference between Gold and Silver.



Thank you all for your support this year.

Well done everyone!




Miss Leftley



Week Beginning 6th July

Posted on July 5th, 2020

Good evening! Please find below the home learning ideas for this week. Hope you enjoys learning about pirates! Remember to let me know how you get on this week

Home Learning Week 11


Blackbeard the Pirate


Learning Ideas for W/Beg 29/6/20

Posted on June 28th, 2020

Hope you have all had a good weekend. Below are the learning ideas for this week based on the book The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch. Please let me know how you are getting on with the work by sending me an email. Have a good week.

Home Learning Week 10

Be an Inventor

Map of Norfolk

seagull diary





Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

Sandringham and West Newton Primary School
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