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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!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
What do we already know?
What do we want to find out?
These are really important questions at St Edmund's to help us understand what we know, have previously learnt and how we can build on this. Today we talked about these two questions linked to our new Geography unit Africa. We are excited to get started.
Year 1 and 2 have been enjoying learning different games in PE to develop our skills. We really enjoyed 'Treasure Island' and 'Rabbits and Foxes'. We practised our skills in moving with control and speed in these activities. Some of us are very speedy!
Year 2 Maths No Problem
Year 2 have been working really hard this half term learning all about length. We have practised our skills measuring in cm and m. We learnt about the equipment we need to do this and even had a go at estimating different lengths!
Our Art unit this half term is 'Print'. We enjoyed exploring and talking about print today. Inspired by a few artists we started to print ourselves. We used primary colours to press sponges and cardboard to make various prints! We had a great time.
Another print session this week! Today we focused on stamping, pressing and rolling. We used lego and and created our own stamp from tinfoil. We also mixed secondary colours. It was messy and fun!
We enjoyed embarking on our Holy Week journey by travelling to different stations which taught us about Jesus' life before he was crucified. We had a wonderful time and reflected on the true meaning of Easter.
We are enjoying various session and activities that are part of our Lent journey this year. We loved creating and caring for our Easter Gardens.
Ten Ten - Keeping Safe
Our Ten Ten unit this half term is all about 'keeping safe'. We have talked about how we can be safe in our lives and we also discussed secrets. We talked about how some secrets are good secrets but that some are bad secrets and we need to share these with someone we trust.
We are taking a look back at Salford through the ages. This week we talked about a significant change in Salford. We enjoyed looking at the creating of Media City on Salford Quays.
We have been so very interested in talking about significant people from Greater Manchester. LS Lowry and Emmeline Pankhurst have been our focus. We have been inspired by the both in a very different way and they have created created some discussions in the classroom.
Y2 have been busy playing a new party game!
We are going to help Nigel, from our new story, and teach him a new game. 'Cotton Wool Giggles' certainly made us all giggle. Instruction wiring is coming soon...
Year 1 Maths No Problem
Charles told us that "8 and 4 is the same as 4 and 8"...we investigated this! It was great fun working with our partners and using tools to help us understand. We created calculation families!!
A very different half term! Most of us have been at home this half term and some of us in school. Although we may have not been together in school we have still worked hard together as a team. Well done everyone! Even a global pandemic hasn't stopped us learning across the whole curriculum. A half term to remember, thank you everyone.
Year 1 Science
Year One have enjoyed their Seasonal Change science unit. We have certainly had some interesting weather to observe. One of our favourite sessions was making rain collectors. It will be no surprise to you all that we collected a lot of rain.
Year 2 Science
Year 2 have loved their Habitats unit. We have enjoyed finding out about organisms in different habitats. We loved creating our own micro habitats and placing them in our gardens.
Online music sessions! We had a great time singing and focusing on recording musical symbols, keeping a steady beat and talking about the pulse.
Books, books and more books. We have enjoyed looking at the significance of certain books. We loved talking about the sections of the Bible, the books we might find when attending Mass and even creating our very own posters about religious books.
Buuzzzzzz we have been busy in English. We enjoyed reading 'The Beeman' and finding out about honey. It was so very interesting and even a little disgusting at times. We created some posters to share how important bees are.
Travel and Transport has been our focus this half term and we have found it so very interesting. We loved learning all about viking long boats and we even made our own! Great fun!
We also loved learning lots about the history of flight and significant people and events which are a part of this.
An important annual event at St Edmund's RC Primary. We focused on acts of kindness this year and we are one kind team. So many of you have been selfless and so very kind.
We also wore our odd socks to represent that we may all be different but we are all equal!
Physical Education has never been so important. We have worked hard to stay active whilst in our houses. Mr Warburton helped us with lockdown PE ideas. We had great fun and really enjoyed indoor tennis, bowling and sitting volley ball.
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.
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?
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'.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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! :)
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.
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.
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.
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! :)
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.
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.