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 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 to year 1 and 2

Posted on January 10th, 2020

Welcome back to everyone in Year 1 and 2. Please find below all of the information about what you will be learning about and the timetable.

Timetable year 1 and 2 Spring

Around the World Topic Web

Jan Newsletter


Mrs Gibson

Running in the rain !

Posted on November 13th, 2019

Cross Country November 2019

@ West Norfolk Rugby Club

On Tuesday 20 boys and girls, from years 2-6, took part in this event alongside children from 17 other schools. On arriving it was dry though cold but once the intructions for the morning were out of the way the rain began and the wind got up. It proved to be rather unpleasant and conditions underfoot slippery but the children carried on racing, producing some good results, all finishing in the top 25 for their respective group. The races for year 2 were more for fun but places were given out and they all finished in the top 20 which was a brilliant result. For the other year groups, only the top 10 placed children go on, to the next round in January. Elliot finished 10th and goes forward but there were several children who finished very close in 11th, 12th and 13th places.

Despite the awful weather they said they had enjoyed taking part but were glad to get back in the warm after, I was too! Thank you to Mrs Day for coming along.

Well done!

Elliot, Lilly, Kaden, Henry, Elizabeth, Tabitha, Leyla, Sally-Louise, Cole, Dexter, Joshua, Harriet, Harry, Charlie, Max, Karlya, Neve, Lenny, George and Foster.

Welcome back to year 1 and 2

Posted on September 9th, 2019

Please find below our welcome back letter, class timetable and planning overview for this term for all pupils in Year 1 and 2


timetable year 1 and 2 Autumn Term

Homes Topic Web Year 1 and 2

Welcome newsletter Year 1 and 2



Summer newsletter and planning

Posted on May 6th, 2019

Dear Parents,

Please find below our planning overview, timetable and Summer newsletter for Year 1 and 2

Castles Topic Web

Summer Term Newsletter

Timetable year 1 and 2 Summer Term


Mrs Gibson


Posted on April 3rd, 2019


On Tuesday 2nd April, 10 Year 1 & 2 pupils attended a Tri-Golf tournament of cluster schools at Lynnsport.

At the event, pupils from 10 different schools had to complete eight different tri-golf activities. They had a five minute time for each activity and scores were awarded for different targets.

Scores were totaled up for all of the activities and the team with the highest score went through to the next round.

The talented Sandringham & West Newton drew second place in the Year 1 & 2 category, which was a fabulous achievement!

Well done to all involved.

Also, a special thank-you to Mrs Marson and Mrs Collison for taking the children and supporting them throughout the morning.


Ball sports at Lynnsport

Posted on February 11th, 2019

On Friday, the whole school had the pleasure of having a whole day dedicated to sports, held by the students at Lynnsport.

We tried out:




-Tennis; and


It was a very energetic day and the children thoroughly enjoyed  it.

Tree Climbing in Forest School

Posted on July 22nd, 2018

Our last session this academic year saw the whole class climbing trees. We have had had great fun building dens, making forest cookies and playing games this term and we are all looking forward to more outdoor learning in September.


KS1 trip to Amazona Zoo.

Posted on July 22nd, 2018

Our trip to Amazona zoo was a real success. The weather was brilliant and allowed us to picnic outside, and play on the giant bouncy pillows in the afternoon. We saw many animals indigenous to the continent of South America, including caimans, toucans, capybaras and leafcutter ants.

KS1 Brazilian Assembly

Posted on July 22nd, 2018

Our KS1 assembly went superbly. The children put so much work into making it a fabulous display for their parents. The topic has covered many aspects of the curriculum, with a particular focus on Geography and Design and Technology. The children have looked at the human and physical features that Brazil has and then compared them with Scotland.


They have looked at the seven continents and identified Brazil within South America. They have learnt about the Amazon Rainforest; the animals that live there, the four layers of the forest and the threats to its ecology.

The Design and Technology came from our tie-dye T.shirts- which all turned out fantastically, the traditional Brazilian street food;pastels (minced beef parcels) and paja de queso (cheesy bread) and our amazing famous Brazilian people puppets that the children had designed and made through their homework and in class.



Fantastic sporty morning for KS1 at Active Kids Festival

Posted on February 19th, 2018

KS1 class has an amazing sporty morning at Lynnsport’s Active kids festival on Monday morning. They were taking part with pupils from Flitcham Primary Academy and were organised into 3 mixed groups for a rotation of activities, that kept them busy all morning. They enjoyed running, jumping and team games, but by far the most popular were the parachute games. A great time was had by all and the school received a pack of resources to use back in school, along with certificates for every child taking part.


 Mrs Gardener February 19th 2018

Active Kids festival Fun

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Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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