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 Year 1 and 2!

Posted on April 14th, 2021

Welcome back to the summer term. Have a look at this term’s topic overview and newsletter below.

Down in the Woods Topic Web

Summer Term Newsletter

Art in the Heart Gallery

Posted on March 1st, 2021

Well done everyone that has sent in a contribution to the Art in the Heart Gallery, the work is wonderful, have a look and see if you can spot yours.


Thank you to Mrs Cressingham for arranging the project.

Here is the link.

Mrs Gardener


KS1 Christmas Nativity

Posted on January 6th, 2021

The children performed their nativity ‘Hey Ewe!’. Although it was a little different to normal the children still performed brilliantly. Well done everyone!

Virtual Games – sporting success!

Posted on December 29th, 2020

Even though we have not been able to compete against other schools at sporting events this term, the children have been busy competing in the local area Virtual games. See detailed report and photos below. Thank you to Miss Leftley for all the organising.










General Covid letter

Posted on November 8th, 2020

Dear Parents

You may be aware we have had a confirmed case in our year 3 and 4 class. The rest of the school remains open.Please read the letter below for further advice.

general covid letter (1)

If you have any questions please call the school office.


Mrs Gardener

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

Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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