St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



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 Jade - Miss Berry

Team Emerald - Mrs Eccleshare

Team Lime - Miss Ward  


 All 3 teams are supported wonderfully by Mrs Walker, Mrs Robino and Miss Gray! 

Key Stage 1 Reminders 

PE is on a Wednesday (Team Emerald & Lime) Thursday (Team Jade) and Friday (all 3 teams).

Fruit is available free of charge daily. Toast and milk are available for the half term via Parent Pay.

Remember you can change your reading book every day! Show your reading record to your teacher in a morning when you come in. 

Your child will have a 'Reading Reward Card' in their reading record. Please read with your child at home each night. If you sign your child's record (they don't have to change their book) 5 times in one week they will receive one stamp. When they have achieved 4 stamps your child will be given a reward in school. If you are unsure please speak to a member of the team. Thank you for your continued support and happy reading! 


Online Home Learning Links 

Click on the images to access the websites. 

We set online maths work for all Year 1 and 2 children on MyMaths. Children have login details in their reading record. 

We set online spellings for some Year 2 children on EdShed. Children have login details in their reading record. 

Oxford Owl is a wonderful website with lots of free online books to share at home. 

Homework Grids

Coming soon...

Google Classroom 

In the event of home learning we will be providing continued learning via Google Classroom. 

We have a new Google Classroom suite that can be found via this link.


Information Briefings 

We can't hold our usual Year 2 SATs briefing in school at them moment so we have uploaded some information below. Please speak to us if you're unsure about anything. 

Year 2 SATs 2020


We can't hold our usual Y1 Phonics Briefing in school. We have uploaded some information below. Please speak to us if you're unsure about anything. 

Phonics Screening Briefing 2020

Autumn One Class Celebration 

This half term we have been so very busy across the curriculum! Take a look below at the 'Autumn One' section. We have absolutely loved being back in school. The children have been amazing!! 

We can't invite you in for our usual curriculum celebration so here is a little video about our History unit - Toys! 

Autumn Two 2020 


This week is the start of Advent. We enjoyed a wonderful Liturgy created by our Gift Team and then created advent lanterns. We have also created advent wreaths and talked about what they mean. 


This week in Year 1 we have been detectives! We found some interesting clues in our classroom which we had to follow around school. We then pieced together some pictures to find a picture of a creature. We are excited to find out what it is and why it has been in our classroom! 


Human and physical feature spotting! We have been talking about the difference between human and physical features. We also enjoyed checking out the school grounds to see what we could find! 


We have been using a compass this week to navigate on a map. We loved following instructions and talking about the compass points. 

Nativity - Premier 

After filming our very different Christmas nativity this year we enjoyed our very own premier. We enjoyed walking the red carpet, eating popcorn and watching ourselves on the 'BIG screen'. 

Design Technology

Today we used our designs to create our buildings. We used all the skills we have learnt over this half term to create them. Then we made mini towns to see them all together! :) 

"Santa I know him!"

Yes Santa and his reindeers visited school today. A great way to start the festive period in school. 


In Year 2 Maths we have been doing lots of 'work out and count' exercises to help us practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We have had lots of fun! 

Design Technology

We are continuing to enjoy our 'structures' unit. We have learnt how to use cutting and folding skills to create a door and a window ready to make our final structures soon! 


We have had lots of fun learning new skills in PE. We learnt how to dribble and control the ball in basketball! We had lots of fun and can't wait to learn more skills.


Year 2 are excited about their new Talk for writing text! Before we got started we thought about a big question. 

Can owls be afraid of the dark? 

We all had different opinions. What do you think? 

Advent Stations 

We enjoyed moving through our advent stations. Each station made us stop and think about Christmas! We loved all the activities at each station and time to reflect at a busy time of year.

Hour of Code 2020

We enjoyed the Hour of Code this week! We had to help the beaver keep his dam safe by creating different codes. We had a lot of fun! 

 Life to the Full

During the story sessions this week we have explored the Gospel story of Jesus welcoming little children to him. We learnt that we are created by God out of love and for love. We had lots of discussions about what this means to us. 


In Year 1 English we have written and performed some nonsense poems. We wrote them in the style of the alien 'Beegu'! We had lots of fun laughing at the nonsense words we thought of! 

Design Technology

We have been enjoying our 'structures' unit in DT.

This week we focused on rolling and joining. We have created a 'mock up' roof and chimney. We are refining our skills ready to make our very own structure. 

Autumn One 2020 

Black History Month

We have been discussing significant black men and women from the past and present day this week. Today we talked about amazing black men and women who are an inspiration in the world of sport. We learnt lots about Simone Biles, Lewis Hamilton, Usain Bolt and lots of other sports stars! Make sure you ask us about what we have learnt! 

We LOVE the library!

We enjoyed visiting the library this week for the first time in a while. We enjoyed selecting and reading books in our 'bubble' area. It is our favourite place to be in school.


We enjoyed our 'enquiry' session today investigating Victorian toys. We loved talking about what we thought they were and what we thought they were made out of. 

Physical Education

 Team work this week in PE! We worked in teams to master our under arm throwing and then used this skill in a game of handball. We had a great time! :) 

Green Fingers!

This week Mrs Walker and some children visited our school allotment. They tidied up, did some litter picking and collected lots of delicious, juicy raspberries! Mrs Walker then used the raspberries to make some jam! :) 

Week One

We have had a super first week in Year 1 and 2! It has been so nice to be back together! We have done lots of work about being in our new teams this week. We ended our week on Friday with an outdoor celebration assembly!


European Day of Languages

On Monday 28th September we enjoyed celebrating languages spoken in our class, learning new greetings and talking in French. We had a great time. 

We continued our learning about other languages by listening to one of our favourite stories 'The Gruffalo' in French. We learnt the names of the characters in French too. 

Maths is 'No Problem'

Both Year 1 and 2 have enjoyed starting our new 'Maths No Problem' chapters this week. We all enjoyed getting 'hands on' and exploring strategies and ideas. 


Zoom in and zoom out! We had a great time today talking about an imagine which was zoomed in. We wasn't sure what it was at first and then we realised it was a wooly hat! We had lots of questions about what we saw and made some amazing predictions. 


Does it bend? Can we twist it? We had great fun this afternoon experimenting with materials and investigating how and if we can manipulate them.