St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

Email:

stedmunds.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk


Tel:

0161 921 1940

Year 1-2

Welcome to Year 1 and 2!

There are 3 classes in Key Stage One this year. The classes are: 

Team B - Miss Berry

Team S - Miss Smalley

Team W - Miss Ward 

Key Stage 1 Reminders : PE is on a Thursday and Friday. Fruit is available free of charge daily. Toast is available for 75p a week (15p per day) - please give this money to your class teacher. Remember you can change your reading book every day! Show your reading record to your teacher in a morning when you come in. 

Year 2 SATs Briefing 

Thank you to those who made the SATs briefing this week. We have attached below a link to the presentation and some helpful guidance. If you have any questions please ask us. 

 

Year 1 Phonics Screening Briefing 

Thank you to those who made the Year 1 Phonics Screening Briefing. We have attached the presentation below and some guidance given during the session. If you have any questions please ask a member of the KS1 team. 

Year 1 Phonics Screening

Phonics Guidance

Advent

We are now in the time of Advent and preparing for Christmas. We have been learning all about Advent and what it means. We created our own Advent wreaths. 

Art

In Art we have focused on creating tones and drawing lines to create effects. We created collages of bonfires and fireworks and then explored how colours change tones.

 

British Values - Democracy

This week we are exploring the British Value of democracy. We discussed making sure everything is fair and that everybody has a voice. We created some rules for our own classrooms. Then we had a vote at the end of the day to decide which story we could read as a class. 

In our second British Values lesson we continued to look at Democracy.  We read the story Farmer Duck and discussed how the farmer was treating the duck unfairly. We did a walking debate to explore things being fair and unfair. 

Design & Technology 

Structures 

We have started our D&T unit. We are working towards making a 'mini Little Hulton'. Last week we focused on our cutting and fixing skills. Take a look at us working hard below. 

In Session 2 we focused on our shaping and joining skills. We created roofs and chimneys and joined them together. Have a look at our wonderful work!  

In Session 3 we started to design our own buildings that we are going to create. We thought about what we would need in our 'mini Little Hulton' and the equipment we will need to create our model. 

Pantomime 

Today we had a special treat and we all watched the pantomime 'Peter Pan'. We had a fantastic time and enjoyed lots of laughs!

:) 

Art

This week we have used all the skills we have learnt in our Art lessons to create our final piece. Have a look at some of our wonderful work! 

Remembrance Day

This week we have been doing lots of work about 'Remembrance Day'. We watched a production all about the First World War and we wrote prayers to all those who have died in wars. We will always remember them. 

Celebration

Today we celebrated our hard work for this half term. We had made a town for Little Hulton. Thank you to those who attended. If you didn't get a chance to see, take a look at our slideshow. 

NSPCC Visit 

Today the NSPCC visited our school. We enjoyed an important assembly about our rights as children and how to stay safe. We talked about 'speaking out' and who we can talk to in school and at home. 

Peace Day

On Thursday 21st September we celebrated the International Day of Peace. We did lots of activities during the day such as painting peace signs onto plates and creating a whole class collage of words that mean peace to us. We had a fantastic day! 

Music

We have really enjoyed our Music lessons so far in Year 1 and 2. We have been exploring body percussion and using our voices to change the pitch. This week we created 'Cats' conversation' to show the pitch. Watch our video to see how we did it. 

Cheeky Elf

This week we have had a visitor in our corridor. We have had a couple of visits from a cheeky Christmas elf! We are wondering what mischief he will get up to this week! 

Anti-bullying Week 2018

This week we have been talking all about 'Anti-bullying week'. On Monday we all wore odd socks to school! We talked about how to help others if they are upset or who we can talk to if we need any help. We created our own friendship recipes! :)

Geography

Our topic in Geography this half term is about our local area. We have explored our school and the features and looked at the physical and human features. This week we explored compass directions - North, East, South and West. 

Today we enjoyed a walk around Little Hulton. We focused on what we could see in our local area. We also talked about the physical and human features around us. We spotted more human features than physical features.

Maths

We have been learning all about shape this week in our Maths lessons. We have learnt all the names and explored the properties. Today Year 1 went on a 2-D shape hunt around school to see what we could find! Year 2 used their knowledge of 3-D shapes to try and create their own.