Welcome to Year 1!

We are a very energetic bunch of Year 1 and Year 2s. Our teachers are Miss Harker and Mrs Clune. We are also assisted by Mrs Napier-Ford.

We really like writing stories and use Talk for Writing to practise our stories before we write them down.

Our maths target is to learn all our times tables.

This year our Year 2 children will be taught separately by Mrs Toms and assisted by Mrs Priday.  


Year 1 blog

Settling in!

We have spent the last few weeks settling in to our new classroom getting to know adults, routines, rules and exploring some of the new resources the room has to offer! We now have a sandpit and a water tray in our outdoor area, which has been very popular. Our topic this term is ‘Dinosaurs’ and we spent last week learning the story ‘The Little Green Dinosaur’ and then thinking of ways that we could adapt it by changing the setting and the characters but keeping the story line. During our choosing time we have enjoyed dinosaur puzzles, painting, construction, looking at topic books in the book corner as well as making music on our pans outside! This week the class met a new member – Jigsaw Jack our PSHE buddy who joins us for circle time where we discussed what it means to feel safe and special. We look forward to updating you with new work and photos soon πŸ™‚

Class 2 – Our Final Week of Home Learning!

Hi Class 2,

Wow, we’re almost there! We are all really looking forward to seeing you again very soon. You have all done an amazing job at home and we can’t wait to get back to the classroom. We will all be in school teaching and this week so please bear with us on tapestry. We will do our best to get back to you quickly. You can always call us at school if it’s urgent πŸ™‚ 

In maths, year 1 will be continuing to explore numbers up to 100 – comparing to see which numbers are greater or fewer, and using number lines too. Year 2 will be continuing to look at data with block diagrams. There is also a gentler pack for children who would prefer to practise numbers up to 20 and beginning to count beyond. 

 Year 1 Number to 100 Week 2 Home Learning Pack

Year 2 maths data and statistics week 2 

Number Gentle Alternative Pack Week 2 Home Learning Pack 

In writing, we will begin choosing our own characters for a new enormous fruit or vegetable story and making a new story map. There is also a gentler pack for children reading pink or just beginning red books. 

The Enormous Turnip Year 1 and 2 Week 2 home learning pack 

The Enormous Turnip Gentle Alternative Week 2 home learning pack 

There are also some resources for Year 1 phonics this week as we are beginning to look at making good choices for spelling. 

Resources Phase 5c week 1 

Have a lovely week and please let us know if you need anything. Please keep sending your fantastic work on Tapestry too! Nearly there! πŸ™‚ 

Miss Harker and Mrs Clune 


Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

Thursday 4th March is WORLD BOOK DAY!

Sadly we can’t all be together to celebrate in our usual way, but don’t worry – we have plenty of fun activities for you to have a go at from the comfort of your home.

World Book Day is about promoting the enjoyment of reading, encouraging children (and adults) to read for pleasure and explore different types of reading materials.

Please take a look at the photo slides for a short introduction to WBD and posters informing you of some live events for all age groups that you can get involved in. Here are some of the links you might be interested in:

Little Otters/Reception – Follow the link to some lovely stories to watch and listen to https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

Reception/KS1 – Follow this link to listen to stories being read https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

KS2 – Follow these links for some ‘live’ share a story book events: https://www.worldbookday.com/events/ 

some author/illustrator academy: https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/ 

and lots more resources: https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/primary/ 

Please also look out for a post from Mrs Carter with all the links to our YouTube school channel of teaching staff reading stories throughout lockdown. We hope you enjoy them.


Here are some activities for you to do at home and to upload to Tapestry is you wish.

1. Make a book character/characters out of loo roll or a potato! – prizes will be given for impressive characters!
2. Make a cozy reading den – send us your photos of your den!
3. EXTREME READING – Reading in strange places! – prizes will be given for the next extreme reader photos!

Please see the information sheets about all three of these events here: 

Your FREE Β£1 Book Token is attached to the Tapestry post for you to download. 

We hope you enjoy some of these activities but whatever you do, take some time out to READ this week πŸ™‚

Class 2 Home Learning w.b. 22.02.21

Hello Class 2, 

I hope you have all had a good half term and had some time to relax and enjoy yourselves. I have spent a lot of time reading and knitting (except I have had to pause as it’s full of holes)! We all have our fingers crossed we will be seeing you again soon! 

Our new topic for this term is ‘From Farm to Fork’. We will be finding out more about farms around Slimbridge and in other parts of the world too. We will also be learning all about food! I wonder what your favourite food is? Mrs Clune has some fun activities planned for you to look at this week. 

In writing this week we are going to read and get to know our new story ‘The Enormous Turnip’. There is a year 1 and 2 pack and a gentler pack for anyone reading pink/just beginning red reading books. 

The Enormous Turnip Week 1 Home Learning Pack 

The Enormous Turnip Week 1 Gentle alternative Home Learning Pack 

In maths this week year 1 are going to be learning about numbers and stretch all the way up to 100! Year 2 are going to begin learning about data and statistics, looking at tally charts and pictograms. There is also a gentler pack for anyone reading pink/just beginning red books. 

Year 1 maths place value to 100 week 1

Year 2 maths data and statistics week 1

Gentle alternative maths place value week 1

For topic this week I have included a variety of activities for you to choose from. One of them includes writing a few questions you’d like to ask a local farmer. Mr Cullimore, Mr Rymer and Mr Smith have kindly offered to answer these questions for us so it would be great if you could think of some. Here is the guidance sheet –  Home Learning Topic – Week beg 22nd Feb and below are the worksheets:

Science – Mothers and their young

A day in the life of a dairy farmer

Home Learning Countryside Safari week beg 22nd Feb

A year on the farm week beg 22nd Feb

Please let us know if you need anything πŸ™‚ 

Miss Harker and Mrs Clune 


Class 2 home learning w.b. 08.02.21

Hello everyone,  I hope you are all keeping well. We have nearly made it to half term! A huge well done to everyone for all the work you have done so far. One more week to go and we will all have a well deserved rest πŸ™‚ This week in writing we will be reading… Continue Reading

Class 2 home learning w.b. 01.02.21

Hi Class 2,  Well done for all your hard work last week. We have all really enjoyed reading your stories! We have all been so impressed by not only the amazing writing you have done but also all the interesting science and creative art you have been doing too. I will be organising some prizes… Continue Reading

Class 2 Home Learning w.b. 25.01.21

Hello Class 2,  This week we are going to be writing our own adventure stories. We are also going to be learning more about equal groups and year 2 will be learning more about multiplication. Sitting down to write a story can seem like a big and daunting challenge! I have broken it down into… Continue Reading

Class 2 Home Learning w.b. 18.01.21

Hi Class 2! We have loved seeing all of your hard work on tapestry this week. There have been so many amazing descriptive sentences and brilliant interviews. Great to see all of your learning about capacity too. Wow! This week we are going to start thinking about Tom’s next adventure – or you could put… Continue Reading

Class 2 Home learning w.b. 11.01.21

Hello Class 2, Well done everybody for such amazing work last week! We have been so impressed with all of the brilliant things you have done at home. Here is this week’s work pack.  There is a year 1 maths pack and a year 2 maths pack. There is a year 1 writing pack, a… Continue Reading