Y1/2 2022 - 2023

Mrs Rookes

Mr Heaton

Mrs Day

Mrs Harper


Welcome to Spring Term in KS1

We look forward to welcoming you back after the Christmas break. We hope you have enjoyed spending lots of family time together.

The classes in Key Stage 1 are named after woodland animals.

Mrs Harper is in Year 1 and is teaching Squirrel Class.

Mr Heaton is in Year 1 and is teaching Hedgehog Class.

Mrs Day is in Year 2 and is teaching Badger Class.

Mrs Rookes ( KS1 Phase Leader) is in Year 2 and is teaching Fox Class.


The topic in Year 1 is Explorers and Adventurers

Our topic this term is based around the exciting story:  The Great Explorer.  We will become young adventurers, learning about famous explorers and arctic animals.

2 week unit of planning for descriptive writing based on The Great Explorer  by Chris Judge | Teaching Resources

In Science, we are earning about Animals including humans.  

In History, we will learn about Sir Robert Falcon Scott and his expedition to the Antarctic.  The children will find out what happened and decide whether he was right to go on this adventure.


Captain Robert Falcon Scott: The Facts | WildBounds

Our role play areas have been transformed into a North Pole Base camp including arctic animals and rucksacks for packing to go on an adventure.


The topic in Year 2 is Peep into the Past

This is a really exciting topic where the children get to look at life in the past. They will look at what people listened too, what clothes they wore and what toys they played with. We start our " history journey " in the 1950's up to present day. If you have anything that will help with this topic please let Mrs Rookes or Mrs Day know.

An analysis of music hits across decades: 1950-2009Fast Food Through The Decades52 Most Popular Gifts & Toys for Kids in Every Decade - Christmas Toy Gift  Ideas 2018



We will also be looking at some lovely stories. These include the following.



Paddington Bear inspired Family Art Workshop Ages 5+ Saturday 7th Janu –  dawncrothersToy Story - WikipediaPeepo! (Storytime Giants) : Ahlberg, Allan, Ahlberg, Janet: Amazon.co.uk:  Books





Please take a look at the topic  webs and knowledge organisers below to find out more details of our exciting topic.


General Information for Year1 and Year 2


Homework will be set weekly. It will be set on a Monday to be completed by the following Monday.  This homework can be found by logging onto Spelling Shed and My Maths. Please let your class teacher know if you are having problems accessing either site.


 Please read with your child at home on a daily basis.  For us to know this is happening we ask you to sign your child’s reading record with a comment on how much they read, if they did well or any difficulties that they had. Children will read daily in school as part of a small group and their book will be changed once they have read it in school 3 times, as per the Read Write Inc programme that we follow.



We will continue to have one P.E session a week on a Tuesday afternoon. This PE lesson will be taken by Mrs Wilson and Mr Reed

Children are required to come to school wearing their full PE Kit. With the guidance in place advising against changing clothes in school, children will be required to come to school wearing their full PE Kit on their allocated day (and also on Fitness Friday).

We are suggesting that the Elworth PE t -shirt and shorts/skort be worn underneath the Elworth jogging bottoms and zip up top on colder days.  A waterproof jacket is a necessity, in case of poor weather. Children will also need to come in wearing a sensible pair of sports trainers.



Children will be able to order snacks on a daily basis. If your child is having a snack from home, please can you ensure it’s a healthy snack and avoid sending in chocolate or sweets.

Please ensure your child has a water bottle every day. In the current climate we are unable to provide cups for children who have forgotten their bottle.



As per the last two terms, all children must continue to learn their half termly spelling lists – Summer 1 – for a test at the end of this half term.  Ideally this should happen weekly – little and often – to enable the children to master the spelling of all of the words. 





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