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Welcome to Year 1 and 2


Meet the Staff


Miss Boon – Class Teacher

Mrs Clewes - Class Teacher

Mrs Bates – Teaching Assistant

Miss Hardy - 1:1 Support


Our Class Saint



St Vincent de Paul


Year 1 & 2 looked at lots of saints, but chose this special saint to guide us through our school year. St Vincent de Paul is the patron saint of charity and dedicated his life to serving the poor. He was born on 24th April 1581 to a poor family.              St Vincent’s family sent him away to get an education and he was ordained as a priest at age 19. He began working with the wealthy and the powerful, before taking a vocation working with the poor and needy. He spent the rest of his life preaching and providing relief to the poor.                                                     

 St Vincent de Paul died in Paris on 27th September 1660 – aged 79.


St Vincent de Paul reminds us that we should help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. This can be done in various ways, such as donating money to charities, donating our old toys and clothes to those who need them and offering our time and support to helping others who need us. By following the guidance of  St Vincent de Paul we can serve God and live life as He tells us to.


Feast Day - Sunday 27th September. We will celebrate this in school on Monday 28th September.



Spring 1 Topic




This half term we will be looking at stories relating to our Geography topic – polar regions. We will be focusing on ‘The snail and the whale’ by Julia Donaldson, ‘Lost and found’ by Oliver Jeffers and ‘The Crow’s Tale’ by Naomi Howarth. We will be looking at the author’s use of adjectives to describe throughout all of the texts. We will also be looking especially at synonyms for some boring words like ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ so that we can spice up our writing and make it more interesting. We will also be continuing learning more about grammar, including prefixes and suffixes, new punctuation and different sentence types.




  • We will begin this half term by looking at the liturgical season of Christmas and what the true meaning of Christmas is.
  • We will also look at the annunciation and discuss how Mary and Angel Gabriel would have felt.
  • We will be learning lots of special prayers that we say during Christmas time.

We will then go on to look at Jesus as a teacher and healer. In this unit the children will understand the person of Jesus and his ministry as teacher and healer.   



  • 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 Friday 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.
  • 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.
Spellings – Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested in the form of a dictation on a Friday.


  • Year 1 & 2 will have P.E. with Mr Sigley on Mondays.
  • Port Vale Football Club will be taking Year 1 & 2 for P.E on Tuesdays.
  • The children can come to school in their P.E kit for the entirety of the day when they have P.E.

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

In Science we have be learning about which of our senses is most useful for identifying flavour.

We had lots of fun making book marks in our Craft Club.