St Edmund's RC Primary School

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Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

0161 921 1940

St Edmund's RC Primary School

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. 

New to Year One Briefing July 2019  

Thank you to those of you who managed to make the 'New to Year One' briefing this week. If you couldn't make it please don't worry. Here is a copy of the presentation used and the checklist for Year 1 & 2 that we will send home this week. If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff. We are happy to help and are looking forward to September 2019. 

New to Year One

Things to Remember


Today we had a special surprise at school....our ducklings have hatched!! We have 6 fluffy ducklings! This week we are going to watch them grow and see how they change. We will keep you updated with pictures! 

Maths Roadshow

This week we have attended the Maths Roadshow with Year 6. We had lots of fun solving problems in teams and using our mathematical knowledge to find the answers. Thank you Mrs Dumbleton and Year 6! 


Our topic this half term is 'Plants'. We have planted some sunflower seeds in different places around school to see how differently they grow. We have changed the amounts of water and light that each seed has. We will be checking on them each week to see what happens. 

Spring 1 Celebration

Thank you to all those who managed to come to our celebration this week. We had lots of fun showing you how we solve our Maths problems! 

Safer Internet Day 2019

Tuesday was Safer Internet Day. We discussed the importance of staying safe online, making sure we only share things that we have asked about and never sharing our personal details. We looked at some statements and decided if we thought they needed a 'thumbs up' or a 'thumbs down'. 


We are really enjoying our Music lessons this half term. We have been learning all about beats and how to keep a rhythm. We made fantastic conductors! 


This half term our Science topic is 'Materials'. This week we did a materials hunt around school to see the different types of materials we could find and sort into groups. We also learnt the difference between natural and man-made materials. 


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. 


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 


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. 


Our topic in Geography this term is all about China. We have been exploring the lifestyles of people in China and comparing them to ours. We have also had a Chinese dance workshop, were we learnt different styles of Chinese dancing.  


British Values - Individual Liberty

In our British Values sessions this week we have been learning all about the theme 'Individual Liberty'. We began by discussing our own feelings, views and needs. We then thought about how we can respect the feelings and needs of others and how we can make decisions. We read the story 'Only One You' to help us to explore how to make decisions and the right choices


This half term our History topic is 'Great explorers'.  KS1 were given a picture of an explorer and had to guess who he was. We learnt all about the places Ibn Battuta travelled to and the problems he faced. We have also been learning about Christopher Columbus. We talked about how we would feel travelling at sea and finally seeing land after 36 days. We tried to make the length of his ship using our bodies! 


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



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. 


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! 


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. 

Religion - Lent

During the season of Lent we are reflecting upon our choices and we have made Lent promises. As part of our work in Religion we have created our own Easter Garden in class to represent path Jesus walked and the tomb he was in.  


This week the children have been learning all about time. We have been telling the time on clocks and drawing the hands on the clock faces. We had lots of fun estimating and then timing ourselves doing different activities. 


Our Geography topic this half term is all about China. We have been researching the continent of Asia and the country of China in class. We used atlases to help us to explore and find out information about them. We have also been comparing our school day and the school day of a child in China. 

Design & Technology

As part of our Fabric Faces topic we have been designing our own faces. This week we created a template using paper and used this to draw and cut around to make the shape of our faces. 

Daily Mile

This week we completed the Daily Mile. We had to walk or run around the astro turf until we had completed one mile! We were all tired but it made us feel very good! 

Snow Fun

We had lots of fun playing in the snow this week! We then used our measuring skills to make (and enjoy!) some hot chocolate to keep us warm!

A Special Visit

Yesterday we were very lucky to have a special visit to our reading shed! Father Christmas came to see all of the children and they all received a present from him. We had a fantastic party day! 

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! :)


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.


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.