Mental Health Awareness Week
14th May 2021
This week, we have discussed the importance of looking after our minds as well as our bodies. We shared the story 'Ruby's Worry' and we absolutely loved it! We also talked about the different types of feelings we might feel sometimes and we thought about colours that could represent those feelings (anger = red, sadness = blue, happy = yellow). We do regular breathing exercises in our class, we love rainbow breathing and belly breathing. We do these on a daily basis to help us feel calm and to get our brains ready for learning! We also tried a new mindfulness activity this week - cloud watching and listening carefully to the sounds of nature. It's been a really lovely week.
Year 1/2 Mental Health Awareness Week
Position and Direction
14th May 2021
This week, in maths, we have been learning all about position and direction with Miss Bunting! We have explored some really difficult maths vocabulary like: half turn, quarter turn, full turn, even three quarter turn! We've also worked really hard learning our left and right. We LOVED using the beebots to use and apply all of our new knowledge.
Year 1/2 Position and Direction
Oliver Jeffers Story Writing
29th April 2021
We have been exploring lots of Oliver Jeffers stories. We absolutely loved the story 'Stuck' - even Miss Booker got the giggles when she was reading it to us! We loved it so much that we planned and wrote our own versions. We even designed our very own front cover. Miss Booker thinks our stories are absolutely amazing, she is so proud of us and thinks we could be authors!! We really enjoyed today's lesson where we got to share our stories with our friends.
27th April 2021
We have been making the most of the lovely weather and taking our PE lessons outdoors! We are really enjoying our athletics lessons and so far we have been focusing on running and long-jump skills. We LOVED this warm up game where we had to try to beat our partner to the cone!! Miss Booker tried to catch us out lots of times!
26th March 2021
Since returning to school on 8th March, we have been focusing on: positive thinking, resilience, mindfulness and KINDNESS! In order to spread kindness throughout our classroom, we have created a kindness tree (thank you Mrs Owen for designing this for us!). We each wrote something nice about someone else in class and displayed our kind words on the tree for everyone to read. Miss Booker thinks we have done a great job!
Y1/2 Kindness Tree
10th December-18th December 2020
We have been getting very excited for Christmas in Year 1/2! We really enjoyed our Christmas lunch in our Christmas jumpers and we LOVED zooming Santa. We also had such a fun time at our Christmas Party. We played Christmas Corners, Elf Elf Santa (Miss Booker's take on Duck, Duck, Goose!), Musical Numbers, Pin the Nose on Rudolph and we ended our party with a dance competition!
1st December 2020
We have been reading a variety of fictional space stories in order to help us write our own. We have read: 'Back to Earth with a Bump', 'The Way Back Home' and 'The Best Dress Ever'. We have created story maps to help us retell and we have shared our ideas in shared writing sessions to help us with our independent writing. Miss Booker is very proud of us!
Y1/2 Story Writing
6th November 2020
As we all managed to see some fireworks in the sky last night, we decided to create some beautiful art today based on fireworks.
Firework Pictures Y1/2
Our New Role Play Area
4th November 2020
Miss Booker noticed we were really enjoying acting as "teachers" so when we came back after half term, our role play area had been completely changed and it is now a school! We absolutely love it and Miss Booker is really proud of how well we are using it - practicing our maths and helping each other out. Our favourite part is wearing sparkly lanyards!
Y1/2 Role Play Area
2nd November 2020
We have been learning all about addition in our maths lessons. Today, we explored how a part-whole model works using pom poms! We really enjoyed this activity and Miss Booker thought our number sentences were amazing. This activity will now become part of our continuous provision and we are really looking forward to using it independently.
Y1/2 Part Whole Models
16th October 2020
Miss Booker is SUPER proud of Charlie who has written (and illustrated!!!) his very own story all about superhero bugs. Charlie and Miss Booker read the story together to the whole class and everybody loved it. It was so exciting, it could be made into a movie!
Areas of Learning
9th October 2020
We have really enjoyed working independently in our various areas of learning in the classroom! Miss Booker is really proud of how sensible we are in our continuous provision areas and how hard we work all by ourselves!
Y1/2 Independent Learning
Greater Than, Less Than, Equals
30th September 2020
This week in Maths, we have been looking at numbers that are bigger and smaller than each other. We have been building number towers out of cubes so that we can visually compare and we have also used number lines. Today, we looked at the special signs we can use to show if a number is greater than, less than or equal to another number and we listened to a fab song to help us remember how it all works! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Efzu2slaI&safe=active
21st September 2020
In our English lessons, we have been looking at 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and we have absolutely loved learning the actions to go with the story. Today, some mysterious paw prints appeared outside our classroom and we thought it might be a bear!! So we went on a hunt around school to find out what it was... it turned out to be black and orange with stripes - can you guess what we found?!
Y1/2 Tiger Hunt 2020
Welcome to Year 1/2 2020-2021!
Curriculum Map Y1/2 Aut 2020
11th September 2020
What a FABULOUS first couple of weeks we have had in Year 1/2! Miss Booker is so proud of us all for settling back into school life. We've really enjoyed exploring our new classroom and getting back into a school routine. Here's some photos of what we have been up to!
Y1/2 Week 1
"There is a rainbow of hope at the end of every storm..."
20th March 2020
Our last day together for the forseeable future so the children have painted rainbows as a beautiful reminder that brighter days are on their way.
Take care "my little sunshines",
Miss Booker x
17th March 2020
As part of our topic looking at plants, we have made cress heads! We are so excited to watch them grow over the next few days.
Y1/2 Cress Heads
WORLD BOOK DAY!
5th March 2020
We had such a fabulous day for World Book Day! Miss Booker thought our outfits were amazing.
Y1/2 Book Day
25th February 2020
Today... a mysterious letter appeared in our classroom from the 'Plant Detectives'! We had to go on a plant hunt around school. We had so much fun and are now looking forward to the rest of our topic on plants, seeds and growing food!
Y1/2 Plant Hunt
Our Class Assembly
12th February 2020
Today we performed our own story 'We're going on a Tiger Hunt' for the whole school and our families. We are very proud of this story because we wrote it as a team. Miss Booker is SO proud of us and everyone has told us how amazing we were!!
NSPCC Number Day
7th February 2020
We have had a non-uniform day and taken part in some really fun Maths activities to raise money for a very special charity - NSPCC. We played lots of Maths games, completed Maths puzzles and went on a Maths treasure hunt! A huge thank you to Mrs Lumby, our Maths Leader, for all the ideas.
Y1/2 Number Day
Life Education Tent
30th January 2020
We had a great morning in the life education tent today! Our topic was 'My Amazing Body' and we learnt so many facts!. We talked all about the heart, lungs and tummy. We discussed fruits and vegetables, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein and calcium. We LOVED Harold the Giraffe who kept visiting us and sung a song for us at the end!
Y1/2 Life Ed Tent
24th January 2020
We were lucky enough today to be able to participate in a Jujitsu taster session. We were complimented on our lovely manners and sensible behaviour. We had so much fun!
Y1 Jujitsu Workshop
21st January 2020
As part of the Year 1 Curriculum, we learn all about the different seasons. We've explored Autumn and today we thought about Winter. Miss Booker thinks our pictures are BEAUTIFUL!
Y1/2 Winter Art
17th January 2020
We are very excited to have started our new topic 'Explorers'. We will be learning lots of exciting things including facts about Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.
Christmas Party & Santa Visit!
17th December 2019
Today has been AMAZING! Our Christmas Party was full of jokes, music, magic tricks and dancing. Then this afternoon we had a HUGE surprise when Santa and Mrs Clause walked through our classroom door!! We each got to meet him and tell him what we wanted for Christmas. It was so magical.
Y1/2 Santa Visit
Y1/2 and Y2 Xmas Party
Christmas Jumper Day
12th December 2019
Y1/2 Christmas Jumpers
12th December 2019
Today it was Christmas jumper day and we thought why not relax with some Christmas yoga before tucking into our Christmas dinner!
Y1/2 Christmas Yoga
6th December 2019
We are really enjoying our Healthy Heads sessions. Each week we focus on a different value; Kindness, Resilience to name a couple. We do practical and theory and we are certainly learning lots about ourselves.
Y1/2 Healthy Heads
Our Lytham Trip!
22nd November 2019
As part of our Geography topic: Our Local Area, we spent the day out in Lytham! We explored St. John's Church, studied the Windmill, walked along the Green, stopped off at Farina & Co for a DELICIOUS meal (huge thank you to one of our generous families), went to see the Christmas tree and the Nativity Scene, sang some of our Nativity songs in the square and then made our way back to school. We had the most amazing day and Miss Booker is SO proud of the children for their behaviour, manners and enthusiasm.
Y1/2 Lytham Trip
5th November 2019
Today, we have been learning all about Bonfire Night and we created some beautiful firework art, using plastic forks and plastic straws and of course... GLITTER!!
Y1/2 Firework Art
4th November 2019
We did yoga this afternoon and it was so relaxing. Miss Booker almost fell asleep!!
Brown Bear Brown Bear
27th September 2019
We have started a new topic where we are looking at poetry. Today, we enjoyed reciting 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear'. Miss Booker thought we were amazing!
Y1/2 Brown Bear Brown Bear
Exclamation Mark Hunt!
25th September 2019
Today we have been learning all about exclamation marks. We know what they look like, what they are used for and we even have a special action for them. To show off our knowledge, we went on a hunt to find hidden ones around the classroom. Miss Booker's hiding places aren't very good because we managed to find ALL of them!
25th September 2019
In order to put our skills of recognising numbers 0-20 in numerals and words, we played an exciting game of number snap. Miss Booker thought she would win but she didn't!
13th September 2019
This afternoon we found some mysterious paw prints in our classroom... We followed them and they took us on a trail outside, all over the playground. We ended up in a jungle where we found a... LION!!
It was SO exciting, even Miss Booker was looking through the binoculars because she couldn’t believe her eyes!
Watch out for our class story that we are going to be writing next week: We’re Going on a Tiger Hunt. We’ll tell you all about what happened on this magical day!
Y1/2 Tiger Hunt
13th September 2019
We have been working on our counting skills all week and Miss Booker thought we had done so well completing all our work and challenges that we were able to put all our knowledge to the test in a fun outdoor maths lesson!
Y1/2 Outdoor Maths
3rd September 2019
This afternoon we created some beautiful art work linked to our topic on animals. Miss Booker thought we were professional artists!
Y1/2 Animal Art
Mr. Green's Lost Animals!
2nd September 2019
Today was our first day in Year 1/2 and we went on an exciting hunt around school to help Mr. Green find his escaped animals! Miss Booker thought we did a fantastic job.
Y1/2 Animal Hunt
Growing up fast!
Our babies don't look like pink newborns anymore. Their bodies have changed a lot. All eyes are open now and they are fighting for food and space in the nest.
Not long left now
Playground designs DT
This term we looked at lots of parks and talked about what we enjoy at the park. We decided to design create a piece of playground equipment to make year 1/2 a small world park. We discussed what materials we could use and what properties the materials had to make building with them a good idea. Here are some of the fantastic creations
DT YR 1/2
Our lovely chicks are growing very quickly now, the wings are developing and their eyes are beginning to open. They are constantly being fed by Mummy and Daddy Blue tit.
Hungry mouths to feed
Sports Day Practice
The children are excited to start practising for sports day. Running was their favourite this week.
PE year 1/2
5 baby chicks!!
Today has been very exciting! Our Blue tit eggs have started to hatch . So far we have five baby chicks. Mummy and Daddy have been very attentive and have been feeding them all day. We hope to see more tomorrow.
A cracking good day
We now have 8 eggs!!. After doing a little research, it turns out The Blue tit lays once a day and she has probably been hiding her eggs for some time. She decided to let us share her joy. We have also found out that none of the eggs will hatch until the Blue tit had completed laying all her eggs.
Egg-sactly 8 eggs
Egg- citing news!
Our lovely Blue tit has laid eggs this afternoon! The children were so excited! She has been popping in and out all afternoon to make sure her eggs are safe and warm.
Bird box update
Our lovely bird visitor has decided to stay and nest and we couldn't quite believe how busy she has been. Look at the nest now.
Bird box update
DT lesson- Making a Fruit Salad
This week we have been looking at healthy foods in particular fruits and vegetables we decided to design a fruit salad. The children practiced using pealing, chopping and grating skills. We all managed to keep all our fingers! All the children did a fantastic job.
DT - Make a fruit salad
Mothers day baskets
Lots of the children took great pride in arranging beautiful planters With Greg for a special person on Mothers Day.
Mothers Day YR1/2
Bog Eyed Jog 2019
Year 1/2 thoroughly enjoyed their sponsored run, wearing pajamas today.
At the beginning of the spring term we had a fantastic bird box attached to the side of the school building. It is just out side the year 1/2 classroom. We are so so lucky because it is fitted with a camera. In perfect time for our first arrival. The children are super excited. This week a Bluetit has begone to collect material for nest building.
British Science Week 2019
Today we have been following instructions for making a helicopter, that moves in the same way a sycamore tree seed disperses it's seeds. We investigated the design to see; What happens to the speed and motion that it travels when you change the size or weight?
Paper helicopter investigation
World Book Day 2019
Today we had a fantastic time in our book day costumes. We spent the day creating character descriptions, bookmarks, designing book covers and playing guess the fairy tale charades. We also took part in a wonderful drama workshop of the 'Enormous Turnip'.
Year 1-2 drama workshop
Friday 1st February
We have had so much fun today doing so many activities all to do with numbers. We have thrown some super moves along with BBC Super Movers. Our addition number hunt was super exciting. We also counted socks and gloves in 2's and 5's and we played Connect 4 addition.
Year 1/2 Number Day
Printing with fruit
This week we have been making repeated patterns by printing with different types of fruit. Some of them looked like wallpaper!
We have been making 2-D shapes on the Geoboards and playing a shape sorting game in pairs.
We have been using our senses to solve a problem. Ella lost her teddy bear on the train so we have been trying to identify which teddy bear was hers from the clues we were given.
We have been acting out the story of "The Three Little Pigs" in small groups.
Three Little Pigs
In maths we have been making patterns using numbers, shapes and objects.
We has a great time in our Drama workshop with Mrs Cleasby. We acted out the story of "The Lion King."
Music, Art & Drama Week
We have been looking for minbeasts in our school grounds.
Year 1/2 Minibeast Hunt
Here are some photographs from our "Common and Wild Flower Hunt" around the school grounds.