Welcome to Year 1/2


In year 1/2 we have teacher Mrs Kirkbride. As your child starts a new year in my class I would like to take this opportunity to let you know what your child will be learning and other important information for the Autumn term. We will be working really hard on settling back in and learning our routines, as well as really trying hard with our listening skills!

Literacy: The Gruffalo and The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Numeracy: Number -Place value, addition and subtraction and shape

RE: Creation and Christmas

ICT: logging on and being safe on the internet

Topic: Transport

Science: Everyday materials and All about me (name parts of the human body) PSHE: Feelings and emotions

PE: Dance and Gymnastics

Homework will be handed out on a weekly basis and will consist of basis maths skills, general topic and reading/ spelling. They will receive their homework through class DOJO , and it will be sent out on a Friday – to be returned by class DOJO for the next Thursday.

PE is an important part of your child’s curriculum so they must participate, unless there is a genuine reason they cannot. If your child cannot join in, could you please send a letter to school excusing them from the lesson. Your child will need a PE kit (including trainers/ pumps) on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please leave their kit in school until the end of the half term.


Reading Books

Your child is expected to read a selection of books throughout the year. Children will bring reading books home and are expected to bring them back into school each day. Alongside this, children will bring a reading record book home, when you listen to your child read please write comments regarding the book, reading, enjoyment level etc. At school your child will be heard read by an adult and possibly other children- so this may be marked in the reading record too.

Year 1 News

Sunflowers for the Community

Our pupils have been planting sunflowers to share with members of the local community. We are set to get regular updates on their progress … watch this space! Link to the Whitehaven News article  

e-Safety Newsletter Spring Term

Please find below a link to our e-safety Newsletter which is all about keeping an eye on children’s screen time. Newsletter Screentime

D&T Overview

Mrs Hyland completed a review of the Design and Technology learning across the school. Please view the attached information to see some of the amazing work and progress between year groups.   DT Spring

Remote Learning Newsletter 5/3/21

  Please click on the link to view our latest Remote Learning newsletter.   5th march 2021

World Book Day Celebrations

Today we had a fabulous time celebrating World Book Day!

Australia Day!

Our pupils from EYFS right through to Year 6 took part in an Australia Day event for the entire school day!

Year 1 Letters


Letter to Parents - Coronavirus 163.06 KB 61 downloads


Welcome letter for Class 1 170.08 KB 13 downloads


Wellbeing Newsletter Autumn 2020 589.84 KB 28 downloads


Sunflower Newsletter #2 2.69 MB 10 downloads