Year 1 & 2 Class News

Maths – place value and counting

Posted on Friday 12 March 2021 by Miss Harker

For the next few weeks we will be focusing on place value and counting. Knowing your way around a 100 square is an important part of this area of maths. The Top Marks website has some great games and this interactive 100 square is perfect for counting in 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, odd, even and one more/less.

Science – all about plants

Posted on Wednesday 10 March 2021 by Miss Harker

We are learning all about plants in our science lessons this half term. Below is the key vocabulary that we will be focusing on.

Let’s talk about feelings

Posted on Monday 08 March 2021 by Miss Harker

There were lots of feelings flying around at school today! The overwhelming feeling communicated and seen today was ‘happy’. The children were happy to be back with their class, happy to play, happy to have some face-to-face learning, happy to talk and just feeling happy.

Other feelings mentioned…


It’s ok to feel all these things! Encourage your child to talk about how they are feeling and reassure them it is ok.

Welcome back!

Posted on Monday 08 March 2021 by Miss Harker

I would like to say a huge WELCOME BACK to all the children. I have missed being with my class and am glad to get back a little bit of normality in my life!

Remember you can email me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

World Book Day

Posted on Thursday 04 March 2021 by Miss Harker

I hope you are all having a great World Book Day and doing lots of reading. Here is a great song to celebrate!

Home learning heroes

Posted on Friday 12 February 2021 by Miss Harker

Thank you for all the emails, photos and learning that you have shared during our Zoom sessions. Everyone has done their best in these difficult circumstances and that is all I can ask for. Enjoy a well-earned half term break.

End of unit quizzes

Posted on Thursday 11 February 2021 by Mrs Latham

Have a go at our quizzes to see what you can remember from the Science and Geography learning this half term.

Wonderful writing!

Posted on Wednesday 10 February 2021 by Mr Roundtree

From Mr Gathercole, who leads the Y1,2 home learning writing sessions…

Hello writers,

I’ve been absolutely blown away by the amazing writing that’s been sent in to us recently. Teachers always enjoy reading your work so keep sending those emails.

Whether it be writing about fairytales or poetry about aliens, you’ve produced great writing. We’re so proud of everyone for all of their hard work. You should be very proud, too!

First up, we see some brilliant re-telling of a classic fairy tale. Can you pick out words from each that you really like and are going to use in your writing?

Our first piece comes from Moortown. What great editing and improvements to what was already a great piece of writing! Now it’s even better.

This next entry comes from a writer at St James’ CE. Lots of great adjectives have been used. This wolf sounds a bit mischievous to me.

Back to Moortown for another great tale. When you read this, how do you know it is probably a fairy tale?


Next, we’ve some poetry based on the poem, Aliens Stole My Underpants by Brian Moses. It turns out that the aliens stole more than just underpants! Here’s what a couple of Scholes writers had to say on the matter.


Olivia wrote this great letter after our prime minister got in touch with us. Here’s a link to that message in case you missed it.


It sounds like this super learner at St James’ CE does a lot to keep positive during lockdown. It sounds like you’re doing a lot to have a healthy body and mind.

This writer at Scholes is spending lots time outside. There is so much detail that we can easily picture what you do to stay happy and healthy.


We may not be at school but these learners have all remembered to take pride in their presentation. To everyone at Scholes, Moortown and St James’ CE, keep being amazing.

Home learning superstars

Posted on Friday 05 February 2021 by Miss Harker

Thank you for the emails showing me what amazing home learning you are all doing. Well done and keep going as much as you can!

Try to email me (address below) or bring learning to show at our daily Zoom meetings at 2pm. Email me if you need the invite re-sending.

Home learning in different ways

Posted on Friday 29 January 2021 by Miss Harker

I have had some lovely pictures of children learning in different ways this week like refining problem solving skills, working on fine and gross motor skills and measuring. There has been word searching, baking, bike riding, painting and guitar playing!