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Year 1 & 2

Welcome to Year 1 and 2

Meet the Staff

Miss Boon – Class Teacher

Mrs Bates – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Glover - Teaching Assistant 1:1


Our Class Saint

St Frances Xavier Cabrini

St Frances Xavier Cabrini was born July 15th 1850 in Lombardy, Italy. She is sometimes known as ‘Mother Cabrini’ in recognition of her caring, motherly nature.

Maria Cabrini was the youngest of 13 children and she was determined to make religious work her life’s vocation. She taught in Italy during her early life and was appointed supervisor of an orphanage in Codogno. In 1877 she took her vows and changed her name in honour of St.Francis Xavier.

She founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacret Heart in 1880, which offered a day school and served orphans. She was guided by Pope Leo XIII to go to the United States to support those in need and to spread her faith.

Although she was plagued by ill health for most of her life, Mother Cabrini established 67 houses in many cities around the world. She also founded several schools, hospitals and orphanages.

St Frances Xavier Cabrini died December 22nd 1917, aged 67. She dedicated her life to God and to serving Him through her kind actions and faith-filled duties.

Her Feast day is celebrated on November 13th. During this day we think of what St Frances Xavier Cabrini did for the poor, the abandoned, the uneducated and the sick.


Feast Day -  We will celebrate this in school on Monday 13th November.


Summer 1


Our class texts for this half term are Tiddler by Julia Donaldson and Lucy & Tom at the Seaside by Shirley Hughes.



We will begin this half term by focusing on the unit Easter. This unit will develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the season of Easter as a celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. The children will understand the importance of the Resurrection and its message.



  • We will then move on to the unit of Pentecost. This will develop the children’s understanding and knowledge of Pentecost as the fulfilment of Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit. The children will learn about the coming of the Holy Spirit as a promised gift that brought about a change in the lives of the disciples and how we celebrate and receive that gift in our lives today.


We will then move onto understanding more about ‘Our Church’. This unit helps the children to understand that the Church is the Family of God and that the church building symbolises the beliefs of the people.







  • Daily Maths homework will be four questions consolidating the week’s new maths learning. This must be completed by all children each evening.
  • Daily Literacy homework will support the development and enrichment of vocabulary. Words will be taken from class texts, stories read in school or key vocabulary from other curriculum areas. Y1 pupils should read and practise the words at home. Y2 pupils should use the words within a sentence and write those sentences in their literacy homework book.
  • Weekly homework - Children will also receive one piece of homework on a Thursday to be returned on Monday. This homework will be centred around Science, History, Geography, D&T, Art, French, Computing or PSHE, and will be rotated on a weekly basis. This can be completed on Purple Mash or in their purple homework books.  
  • Reading diaries – Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by an adult at least 3 times a week.  

Reading diaries – Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by an adult at least 3 times l 











Our PE day is Thursday, but please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school all week. They will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed.

The children will have Forest School on Wednesday afternoons and should have appropriate clothing and footwear in school for this.  



For more information on what we will be looking at across the curriculum in Summer 1 please see the information sheet below.

Collegiate Dictionary KS1

We really rocked the Times Table Rockstar launch day!!

Ideas for books to be experienced.

The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse – Ursula Moray Williams

Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat – Ursula Moray Williams

Anna Hibiscus- Atinuke

Burger Boy – Alan Durant

Hue Boy – Caroline Binch

Lion at School – Philippa Pearce

Mrs. Pepperpot – Alf Proysen

The Diary of a Killer Cat – Anne Fine

A Sudden Puff of Glittering Smoke – Anne Fine

The Magic Finger – Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox – Roald Dahl

Dick King-Smith animal stories

Winnie the Pooh – A A Milne

Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf – Catherine Storr

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk – Colin Stimpson

Winnie the Witch series – Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas

The Day the Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt

My Naughty Little Sister – Dorothy Edwards

The Storm Whale – Benji Davies

The Story Tree – Hugh Lupton

The Bear and the Piano – David Litchfield

The Colour of Home – Mary Hoffman

Greenling – Levi Pinfold

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