Year One and Two


In our class we are taught by our teacher Mrs Gardiner and supported by Mrs London and Miss Bayman. On a Thursday and Friday, Mrs Mitchell teaches us.


Autumn Term 2020 Learning:

In Pears Class during the Autumn Term we are looking at our project ‘We are Scientists’ and will be unpicking the provocation ‘Fairytale characters have always got it wrong!’. We will enjoy learning about Science and DT based topics including materials and their properties, working scientifically and constructing foods and clothes using our scientific knowledge.

In Maths the children will deepen their understanding of number and place value. We will complete lots of practical learning opportunities including taking part in ‘teach active’ lessons to keep our bodies moving whilst calculating!

Children in Pears Class will have exposure to a range of fabulous texts in Year 1/2 including ‘Bloom’ by Anne Booth. This will be our transition text for the first few weeks back and will help to support their children with the reintroduction to school life following the COVID-19 lockdown. We will also look at classic fairytales to link to our provocation, including Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

RE and Computing will be taught by Mrs Mitchell on a Thursday and are separate elements of our curriculum to our projects.

This term in PE, Pears Class will be learning the skills needed to complete multi-skills games (including ball skills), gymnastics and dance. PE days will be on a Monday with Mrs McIntosh and a Friday with Mrs Mitchell. On PE days, please allow your child to come into school dressed in their sports clothes. Weather dependent, they may also need to bring some wet weather shoes in to school. We also love Yoga in Pears Class and regularly take time to be mindful whilst strengthening our bodies. We enjoy using Cosmic Yoga to help us with these skills.

Pears Class Useful Information:

To those who need new ones issuing, reading books will be sent home on a Monday. Please note that reading books should only be returned to school on a Friday in order to comply with the quarantine measures we have in place during the Coronavirus pandemic. I have bought each child a new ‘book bag’ which is machine washable. Please wash this regularly to stop any unwanted germs from coming backwards and forwards between school and home. Please help your child to be a successful reader by practising reading on a daily basis when possible (little but often is good). We also complete guided reading in school which is separate to home/ school reading books; therefore, progress through the reading scheme will be dependent mostly on how much they read out of school, as well as their phonic skills, decoding and comprehension.  All children have a reading chart to encourage reading at home – please remember to issue a sticker each time they read at home and remember that there are prizes for every reading chart completed throughout the year. If your child has completed a chart, please post a photograph on Tapestry.

Read, Write Inc. spelling and phonics books have also been sent home and the rules/sounds learned will be posted on Tapestry weekly.

As part of our school policy, children are encouraged to ‘Enjoy Learning Together at Home’ and learning opportunity grids can be found at the front of each ELTaH orange coloured book and these will be updated termly on the website for you to be able to download or print yourselves. These include a list of suggested ways that you may choose to support your child at home. Updates will be made each term and put on the Pears website page for your information. TTRockstars log in details can also be found stuck in the front of the ELTaH books, but please note we will not be starting this until further on in the school year.

Thank you so much for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything you are unsure about.

Mrs Gardiner


Please follow links to……

YEAR A (2019-2020)

Key-Words-for-Year 1 and 2-Children

Red Word List Y2

Green Words List Y1

LTP Maths

LTP English




Long Term Map Year 1 and 2 Year A and B Updated Sept 2019

TTRockstars Parent Help Sheet

Learning Opportunities Page PEARS Autumn 2019

Learning Opportunities Page PEARS Spring 2020

Learning Opportunities Page PEARS Summer 2020

Enjoy Learning Together at Home Oct 2019 PEARS

Spelling Games and Ideas


YEAR B (2020-2021)

Key-Words-for-Year 1 and 2-Children

Red Word List Y2

Green Words List Y1

TTRockstars Parent Help Sheet

Spelling Games and Ideas

English Planning Coverage Overview YEAR B

Learning Opportunities page Autumn Yr B

Theme Web Autumn Yr B

Maths sequence and progression PEARS Yr B