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Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

stedmunds.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk

0161 921 1940

St Edmund's RC Primary School

Year 1 and 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 Bramer (Monday - Thursday) Mrs Champion (Fridays) 

Team Lime - Miss Howard 

 

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

Mrs Brookes is currently on maternity leave. 

Key Stage One Reminders

PE is on a Tuesday (Team Jade) Thursday (Team Emerald and Lime) 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. 

Maths Seed is a fantastic website/app for you to use at home. Children have login details in their reading record. 

 

We set online spellings and maths games for all 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. 

Reading Eggs is an amazing website/app that you can use from home. You can have great fun playing games and reading.

Children have login details in their reading record. 

 

Homework Grids

Homework Grids are now up and running on Google Classroom. Access Google Classroom in the usual way, ask if you're unsure, and this half term's homework tasks are ready and waiting. We can't wait to see your submissions. 

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. 

https://sts.platform.rmunify.com/Account/SignIn/stedmunds

 

Information Briefings

 

Poetry Challenges

We are launching a new half termly poetry challenge for all children. You can access the poem and submit your performances on Google Classroom. We can't wait to see your performances! 

Autumn 1 2023

R.E.

Liturgical Prayer 

We discussed our mission statement and thought about what it means and how we could carry this out through school and home. Then we created pictures, words and phrases to explain some of the words we felt were special in our mission statement onto love hearts. Finally we reflected on what we had written and said a prayer. We loved this calm and peaceful time.

Bible Studies

Session 1 - Listen and create an image.

We enjoyed listening to the Story of Moses. We were very sad to hear about the treatment of people in Egypt. We focused on God speaking to Moses and sharing that he’ll be with him. We worked hard on creating a class image to represent God speaking to Moses.

Session 6 -Prayer and Reflection

After reflecting on what the story of Moses meant to us, we created a prayer lantern in the image of the burning bush. We wrote our thoughts and feelings to God on the prayer lantern and came together to create a whole class prayer. 

Black History Month

We talked about Mae Jamison and her achievements. We discussed our aspirations and talked about how we could reach for the stars like her. 

All Year 1 & 2 have made a great start to the year! We are already so very proud of them. 

Science

Materials

In science we explored the debris of a rocket crash. We worked as a team and in pairs to sort and classify the objects we found into the correct materials.

Investigation

We planned and prepared a fair test to see which material is best suited to make a MAG for the astronauts. We investigated different materials to see which was the most absorbent.

Music

Ourselves

We had lots of fun exploring and changing pitch through noises made by different park equipment.

Art

Sculpture

We made different sized tubes and stuck them to a base. We enjoyed arranging them in different ways and creating our 3D sculptures. Marina and Maya decided to arrange their tubes first before they stuck any on their base so they could decide how they wanted their sculpture to look.  Harry said he had created a King Charles sculpture by making his tubes look like a crown!

3D Drawings

We had great fun today using paper strips to make a sculpture. We folded the paper to create curves, loops, zig zag and spirals. We talked about the composition of the paper pieces and even tried to overlap some pieces. Our creations look amazing!

'Tree of Life' 

Creating a 3D Picture

We had great fun working as a team to create our ‘tree of life’.

Autumn 2 2023

Religion

Bible Stories

Session 1- Listen and create an image.

We listen to the Story of 'Jesus Feeds the 5,000'. We really enjoyed creating an image of Jesus performing a miracle with 2 small fish and 5 barley loaves. 

Music

Steady Beat

We had lots of fun keeping a steady beat.

We also took turns being the conductor! 

History 

Nurturing Nurses 

Science

Seasonal Change (Y1) 

We went on an Autumn walk around school to observe and describe signs of Autumn. Look at what we found!

Liturgical Prayer

St Edmund the Martyr

We talked about how our school is named after Saint Edmund and who he was.

We wrote a message to St. Edmund to thank him for his belief in his faith and his bravery. We also represented Saint Edmund in a stained glass window like the one we saw in St Edmund's Church. It looks beautiful with all our messages to Saint Edmund!

Computing

 What is an algorithm?

We enjoyed exploring the importance of giving clear instructions in the correct order. We worked in pairs to give and follow clear steps.

English

Instructions

We needed to help Scaredy Squirrel. He had really bad tooth ache and he didn't know how to brush his teeth!

We worked really well together to sort a set of instructions into the correct order for him.

Spring 1 2024

History 

Kings and Queens 

Historical Enquiry

We looked at some Tudor artefacts and explore what we thought they were, who they belonged too and what they might be used for. We had great fun exploring. Eventually we found out more information about each artefact and that they all belonged to King Henry VIII

Religion

Bible Stories -The Good Samaritan

Listen & Sequence

We listened again to the Good Samaritan story and joined in with more confidence. We then worked as a team to act out the story. Finally, working in pairs, we sequenced the story and retold it with our partner. 

Music

Machines

Factory Robots

We loved moving like robots to the beat. We talked about the tempo getting faster then slower and keeping a steady beat. Then we selected different instruments to represent the different actions and tempo.

Science

Seasonal Change (Y1) 

Living things and their habitats (Y2) 

Investigating Seasonal Change

Exploring Winter

In Year 1 we had great fun exploring signs of WinterWe also made our own snow and used all our senses to explore it.

 

Investigating Micro Habitats

In Year 2 we really enjoyed investigating micro habitats to find different mini beasts. We recorded what we found and where we found it. ✍️

Interpreting Results

We discussed our results in our groups to see if we could interpret our data and find patterns in our results. Milo said “We found more worms in the soil and under rocks than any other mini beasts because it had been raining and they like a lot of damp places.” Oliver said “We found most of our mini beasts under logs because it is damp and in the shade.” Franco said “We had to lift up the logs and rocks because they like darkness.”

Children's Metal Health Week

Wellbeing Day

In support of Children’s Mental Health Week we enjoyed a well being day. We completed guided drawing, guided mediation, bubble breathing, mini worry monastery and much more. We had a wonderful day

Design Technology 

Mechanisms 

 

Wheels and Axles 

We enjoyed finding out more about a chassis, wheels, axle and axle holder. It was great fun making and testing out our axles, wheels and axle holders using card and masking tape.

Designing

Today we worked with out partner to make designing decisions. We looked at the materials on offer and made design decisions about our moving vehicles. We thought carefully about our chassis shapes, axles and potential axle holders. We also added the style of wheel we’d like to use. We are very excited about making these vehicles next week.

Make day!

We worked in teams to use our designs to make our moving vehicles. We worked hard to create axle holders and on the base of our chassis. We then attached our wheels and made sure that they could move.

Spring 2 2024 

Digital Litercay 

Mouse Skills 

Geography 

All around the world 

Science

Plants

Summer 1 2024 

Geography

All around the world 

Science

Animals Including humans

Food Technology 

Fruits & Vegetables 

Summer 2  2024

History

Kings & Queens 

Science

Animals Including humans 

 

Art & Design 

Drawing, painting & mixed media