Years 1 and 2

Years 1 and 2

Welcome to Year 1 and 2.

Teacher: Mrs Gibson

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mountain, Mrs Sizeland  and Mrs Day


In Year 1 and 2 we follow a creative topic based curriculum to inspire learning. We follow the National Curriculum for English and Maths. Reading continues to be a big focus. We have a daily phonics lesson where children learn new sounds and practise their blending and segmenting skills.  We use the Little Wandle system for teaching phonics. The books the children read closely match their phonics knowledge. Children are expected to read for 10 minutes at home each night.


Homework is set each week and this usually consists of reading, spellings and maths. In class the children enjoy our weekly Tackling Tables test.


Each year the children take the lead roles in the school Nativity play which is part of the Christmas service at the church.


An outing is planned each term to support learning. In recent years we have visited Castle Rising, Sandringham Museum, Kings Lynn Museum, Gressenhall and Holkham at Christmas.


Dear All

It has been lovely getting to know all the children. They seem happy and settled already!

To find out about what we will be learning about, take a look at the timetable, curriculum overview and newsletter below.

Mrs Gibson

Welcome Newsletter Autumn Term

Homes Topic Web

Year 1 and 2 Autumn Timetable

Curriculum Overview Cycle B 2021.22

Please find below our planning overview for Summer 2021.


Down-in-the-Woods-Topic-Web (1)


Year 1 and 2 summer timetable

Autumn 2020

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



Tri golf festival

Posted on May 16th, 2024

Trigolf Festival @ Lynnsport

Thursday 25th April

Twenty children, 10 boys and 10 girls from years, 1/2 and 3/4 attended this event. It was a morning of mixed, rotating activities learning and improving our golfing skills.

It proved to be a lot of fun with our children enjoying the various activities as these comments prove:

“ I didn’t think I could do it, so I was worried but it was lots of fun!”

“ I really liked all the different activities.”

“ It was good.”

“ I think it was really fun as we got to try lots of different things like trying to get the ball in the paddling pool.”

“ I scored lots of points.”

“ I enjoyed playing the one where you had to hit different cones to score points. I really liked it.”

A great festival giving young people a taste of something different.


Omnes curling

Posted on March 24th, 2024

Omnes Kurling @ Lynnsport


The Omnes events give children a taste of something different. The stones are little platforms on wheels, very similar to the stones in how they are pushed along and let go.  It is hoped they will go far enough to reach a target and score points, like the actual game you can try and knock your opponent’s stone out of the way. However no brushing is necessary! Both groups of children soon got used to it and had great fun getting them to the target. There were several schools from the western area so the children had the chance to rotate and play different people.

An enjoyable afternoon with some very positive thoughts on it.


Speed stacking !

Posted on February 18th, 2024

SPEED STACKING @ Lynnsport  16/02/24

As part of the Omnes series of events, 8 children each from KS1 and KS2 attended along with 7 other schools.  It is a fun activity where children have a go at a sport which may not be taught in school. Speed Stacking has become a sport and there are competitions for it but this event was just for fun.

The children all had a great time, getting the hang of it and as their technique improved as did their speed in building and taking down their stacks. Their positive comments and smiles proved they’d enjoyed the afternoon.

Spring Term News

Posted on January 3rd, 2024

Welcome back! Please find details below for the spring term.

January Newsletter

Timetable Spring Term

Around the World


Posted on November 12th, 2023

Cross Country Finals @ Lynnsport


Our 3 top 10 finalists took part in the West Norfolk Cross Country Finals on Thursday; this meant each of their races had between 40 and 50 participants. It was a sunny morning with a chilly head wind; thankfully the course was familiar, having completed it in the qualifying round. Once again it was top ten who would qualify for the County Finals which this year is going to be held at High Lodge in Thetford.

A few nerves appeared but once the racing started they were busy cheering each other on. Cooper was the first to race, yr3, and ran a very creditable 29th, next up was Neve, yr6, who exceeded her expectations finishing strongly in 16th and finally in the last race of the morning was Dylan who once again finished well to take 15th position.

Although we had no qualifiers for the next round, the children ran their very best races and really could not have done more; they put themselves in the right places, listening to advice but very big gaps developed, stringing out the fields, which proved difficult to bridge.

We were all very proud of them.

Super Effort Neve, Dylan and Cooper.


Dodgeball afternoon

Posted on November 1st, 2023


On Friday afternoon a group of children from KS1 and KS2 attended the first in the series of Omnes activities at Lynnsport.

Mrs Sizeland and Mrs Collison accompanied them. It was a non-competitive event, no scores were taken, it was just about learning and having fun, for some it was their first sporting activity outside of school which made them a little apprehensive but they soon got into their stride. They played against 7 other schools throughout the afternoon, improving with each game.

On returning to school, the vibes were definitely positive from both staff and pupils. These events are such a great way of learning something new but also gaining confidence within an environment away from school.

Cross country news

Posted on November 1st, 2023

Cross Country at Lynnsport

Thursday 12th October

Fortunately it was a dry, relative warm morning, ideal for running. We took 20 children from years 2 – 6 to compete over distances ranging from 600m to 1.6km. The year 2s were first off, boys and girls all raced together due to a lack of competitors but top 3 were awarded medals in each group. It was highly competitive between our children who despite never having run in such a large race proved they could finish well, many of them just outside the top 3. Brogan ran superbly to gin 3rd place and a bronze medal.

The years 3 and 4 ran over a distance of 1km, in fields of 30-40 pupils, having run brilliantly were just outside the top 10, those within qualify for the next round. However Cooper finished in 10th gaining him a place in the next round.

Years 5 and 6 had the task of going last and running the furthest, it was a tough task in large fields but they gave it their all with Neve in 7th and Dylan G in 4th.

As always the children tried their best and supported each other with many of them saying they had improved on last year’s positions which they were pleased about as I was too.

It was a great morning and well done to everyone. Super Effort!


Good Luck to Neve, Dylan and Cooper in the next round.

Welcome back!

Posted on September 10th, 2023

Dear All

It has been lovely getting to know all the children. They seem happy and settled already!

To find out about what we will be learning about, take a look at the timetable, curriculum overview and newsletter below.

Mrs Gibson

Welcome Newsletter Autumn Term

Timetable Autumn Term

Homes Topic Web

Gardening club news

Posted on July 14th, 2023

Our wonderful gardening club, have been busy as ever. Thank you so much to Mrs Windsor and Mrs Fenables, for all their helping making such a fabulous club.


“It was fun because i learned alot about gardening and planting flowers and vegetables” – Lenny


“We do weeding, planting and making an exhibit for the flower show! ” EC


“At the beginning of the year we planted and at the end of the year we got to eat them ! ” George



Tri golf report

Posted on May 2nd, 2023

Town Cluster Trigolf Festival

This event was held at Lynnsport, on the all-weather hockey pitches, on Thursday 27th April. There were 8 different schools taking part each with a KS1 and a KS2 team of 10 children. The 8 activities were all skill based, played for 8 minutes on a rotation basis.

Fortunately the weather held and it proved to be lots of fun with one comment being.

“I’m really enjoying this, I didn’t think it would be this much fun.”

A child from each group was awarded a medal for improvement, attitude, determination; I think they all deserved one but well done Chloe and Ayla


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Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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