Year 1 & 2 Class News

Art that POPS!

Posted on Thursday 16 May 2019 by

In craft club this week, we have been looking at Pop art. Our favourite art was by Roy Litchtenstein who used dots to create a cartoon look. Take look at our superb creations.

Living and Learning:I know money is important.

Posted on Thursday 16 May 2019 by

We have been thinking about what we may need money for. Wediscussed why we use money and we talked about ways that people can earn or save their money. Take a look at some of our ideas.

Craft Club- Self Portraits

Posted on Thursday 09 May 2019 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

This week in Craft Club, we looked at the self-portraits of Pablo Picasso. We compared his earlier realistic self-portraits with the later abstract images.

The crafters then chose how they wanted to represent their own self-portraits. We selected from felt tips, colouring pencils and oil pastels. We used mirrors to make sure we captured all of our features.

When we had finished, we turned the self portraits into stick puppets!

We then presented our self-portraits in a mini puppet show; telling the audience whether we had chosen a realistic or abstract style. We also shared something that we like or enjoy.

Next week, Miss Pyart will continue our self-portrait work, with a focus on Pop-Art.

Well done Crafters 🙂


Living and Learning: I can describe and use ways to calm down.

Posted on Thursday 09 May 2019 by

This week we have been thinking about how we can keep ourselves calm and relaxed. We discussed reasons why we my feel stressed or frustrated.  As a class, we shared the strategies that we use to keep ourselves calm. Willow suggested that we should try to use them at play times if we have fall outs. After that, we created posters to show our top ways to keep calm.

Craft Club- Art in Nature!

Posted on Thursday 02 May 2019 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

This week in Craft Club, we have continued our Andy Goldsworthy inspired art in nature.

We made our own ‘paintbrushes’ using natural objects we collected outside. We then used our paintbrushes to paint some self-portraits using mud as our paint!

Afterwards, the children worked together in a team to create a picture using natural objects- they decided on a ‘sea’ scene and had some fab ideas to include. We had starfish, mermaids, clams with pearls, seaweed, fish and coral! Great work crafters! 🙂



Living and Learning: I recognise mental health is important.

Posted on Wednesday 01 May 2019 by

Today we talked about mental health and why it is important. Ellie said that we must keep our minds healthy too-even though we can’t see it. In this session, we had a go at drawing what a healthy mind looks like.

Masters of Mathematics

Posted on Wednesday 01 May 2019 by

We are working hard on fundamental maths skills in year 1/2.

Here are a few links to some games that you may want to practise at home.

  • Mathsframe speedy timetables (Adjust the difficulty to x2, x5 and x10).
  • Jetpack Mathematics (Select year 1 or year 2).
  • Hit the button (Try number bonds, doubles, halves or times tables).

Sensational singing

Posted on Tuesday 30 April 2019 by

In year 1/2, we have been having an exciting guest come into school. Every Tuesday, we learn new songs with Sarah from ArtForms Leeds. We have been learning a song called King in the Castle. Take a look at the photographs from the session this morning.


Art within nature

Posted on Thursday 25 April 2019 by

This week in craft club we have been looking at the natural beauty that is all around us. Andy Goldsworthy makes amazing creation in nature and we have tried to mimic his work. We used bright vibrant colours in our natural pictures to bring life to them. Take a look at what we have been doing.

Gracious growth

Posted on Wednesday 24 April 2019 by

In our Green Fingers topic we are learning all about plants. Last week we planted an assortment of seeds. Today we observed our plants to find that they are growing. We are thinking about how to look after them and ensure that they continue to grow healthily.