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Year 1/2

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Welcome to the year 1 and 2 class page!


We are a class of 21 children. We have 10 year ones and 11 year twos.

Our teacher is Miss Savage and our teaching assistant is Mrs Kellet.


Below is a snap-shot of what we have been getting up to!

This page will be regularly updated along with our online Earwig timelines.


Key Information:

- Our PE days are on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

- Homework is given out every Friday and should be returned the following Friday.

- Our trip to the Helena Thompson Museum takes place on Thursday 3rd October.


Travel and Transport

Our topic for this half term is all about Travel and Transport. We have been exploring old and new types of transport. We have discussed reasons why there was a need to change our transport and how it is much safer.


We have been researching who Amelia Earhart was and how she changed the world. We have been reading the book Amelia Earhart- Little People, Big Dreams.

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We have been exploring different types of boats from the past and present. We designed and created our very own boat journeys using paints and coloured paper. We had to colour mix our paints to get the appropriate colour we needed. Alongside our paintings, we created a musical composition. We discussed what sounds we would be able to hear on our journeys e.g. birds, waves and the wind. We thought carefully about our choice of instrument that we could use to reflect these sounds.

Year 1 Phonics Screening


The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England. It will take place in June 2020. 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.


There are two sections in this 40-word check and it assesses phonics skills and knowledge learned through Reception and Year 1. Children 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.


You can download a copy of the 2018 Phonics screening check from the website.


We will report your child's score (pass or fail) in their end of year school reports.

Key Stage 1- Year 2 SATs


Your child’s teacher is responsible for judging the standards your child is working at in English reading, English writing, mathematics and science, by the end of key stage 1. To help inform those judgements, pupils sit national curriculum tests in English and mathematics, commonly called SATs. They may also sit an optional test in English grammar, punctuation and spelling. The tests are a tool for teachers to help them measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move into key stage 2. They also allow teachers to see how your child is performing against national expected standards. The tests can be taken any time during May and they are not strictly timed. 


You will receive a teacher assessment judgement in:


- English Reading

- English Writing

- Maths 

- Science