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Year 1/2

Welcome to the Year 1 & 2 class page!

We are a class of 27 children.

Our teacher is Miss Savage and our teaching assistants are Mrs Kellett and Miss Ray. Mrs Dudding teaches us every Tuesday.


If you require any further information or have a question, please email me on: or contact me via ClassDojo. 


Key Information:

  • Our PE day is every Thursday.
  • Homework will be given out every Friday and it is to be returned the following Friday.
  • Read five times a week to gain your Strive for Five target.

Summer Term - Why do we like to be beside the seaside?


We have been exploring the seaside in our Summer term topic. We are studying what seasides were like over 100 years ago and discovering why they have become so popular. We have delved into seaside entertainment and created our very own exciting Punch and Judy shows.

 As part of our topic, we have read the amazing book: 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. We had lots of fun preparing our very own picnic lunch for 'Mr Grinling' and ourselves. Take a look at our photos below...

Therapy Dog Sessions

Welcome to our new therapy dog, Buster! Buster is often accompanied by his brother, Bert. We have been learning how to take good care of our therapy dogs and have enjoyed playing lots of fun games with them.

Strive for Five 


We have been trying really hard to achieve our Strive for Five target.

As a result of our dedication to reading at home, we have made good progress in our reading and received a special certificate and reward. 

Up- leveling Vocabulary


We have been trying our best to up-level vocabulary in our writing. We were given 'boring' adjectives to describe an alien. We had to think of more interesting vocabulary to 'up-level' it.

We used resources such as word banks and a thesaurus.

Spring Term


Most of us spent the first part of this term studying at home during the lockdown. We continued our studies at home delving into our new topic of 'Space and Neil Armstrong'. We took part in lots of fun and interactive Zoom lessons and joined into our weekly Zoom 'Story and News Time' from the comfort of our own homes.


Since returning to school, we have been super busy! We have been learning all about Neil Armstrong and how he was the first person to land on the moon. We know all about the famous 'Space Race' and reasons why he went to the moon. 



Take a look at our super Easter bonnet and boiled egg entries!


We have worked super hard to include lots of detail and we have carefully selected our materials.


We also took part in an Easter Egg hunt around the school grounds- we had lots of fun and found stacks of goodies secretly hidden around our school playground!

Roald Dahl Day

We all had lots of fun on Roald Dahl Day!

We read the book George's Marvellous Medicine and created our very own marvellous medicine using carefully selected ingredients.

Autumn Scavenger Hunt


We explored our school grounds hunting for signs of autumn. We found crunchy, brown leaves, acorns and lots of twigs. We used these materials to create our fantastic self-portraits.

The Great Fire of London

We have enjoyed learning all about The Great Fire of London. We had lots of fun being history detectives. We used our detective skills to discover when The Great Fire happened, how it started and why it spread so fast. We designed our very own Tudor House- similar to those built in 1666. We collected wooden sticks from our school forest and constructed houses using recycled materials.

Year 2 SATs 2021

All of the year 2 SATs due to take place in 2021 have been cancelled. Results will be based on teacher assessment judgements.


Year 1 Phonics Screening 2021

The Phonics Screening for 2021 has been cancelled.


1. What is the Year 1 phonics screening check?

The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.


2. What is in the phonics screening check?

There are two sections in this 40-word check and it assesses phonics skills and knowledge learned through Reception and Year 1. Your child will read up to four words per page for their teacher and they will probably do the check in one sitting of about 5–10 minutes.

Useful links and Websites



Mathletics -


Education City -


BBC bitesize -