Years 1 & 2
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
In Year 1 and 2, we are like a family and we care for each other. We try our best in all aspects of our school experience, from the way we treat our friends to the way we approach our learning activities. We love learning and finding out more. We love making progress and are excited by our achievements.
Our PE lessons are usually on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. However, these days may change to accommodate other events so your child should have their PE kit in school for a full week.
Each week, your child will be given the following homework:
- One piece of English or Maths (alternate weeks)
- A reading book
- Spellings (tested on Fridays)
- A choice of activities from this half term’s Topic Grid (optional)
Frequently Used Links
Purple Mash – Free during the school closure period. Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar.
Ruth Miskin Training – Available from Monday 20th April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer.
Audible Stories – All children’s audio books are available for free while schools are closed.
AUTHORFY – Access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.
Classroom Secrets – Downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.
The Children’s Poetry Archive – An archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.
Literacy Shed Plus – Downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.
THE DAY – A daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.
Pobble365 – A new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.
Hamilton – Downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources are provided for each year group.
Maths Zone – Maths games to play online.
Mathematics Mastery – Downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.
NRICH – A range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.
CBeebies Help your child with Maths – Videos for numeracy development designed for children ages 0-6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.
Topmarks – A range of interactive maths games categorised by age group.
BBC Bitesize – Interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum.
STEM Learning – An online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.
Change4life – 10 minute activities based on Disney Films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes a day.
BBC Teach Super Movers – Key stage 1 and 2
Videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.
Starline – Advice and support for providing learning at home including a hotline available 6 days a week.
Home Learning Y1 Pupils
Home Learning Y2 Pupils
St Peter’s Elwick Year 1 and 2 loved their trip to Hartlepool library. There were so many books to choose from. The children enjoyed looking for and sharing books. It was hard to leave! We were able to bring a book each back to school and we are looking forward to reading them!