Welcome to Year 1 and Year 2

Happy New Year!

Welcome back! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas break, we are looking forward to another exciting half term with you all.


Our Topic: Zoo Expo

Our topic this half term is 'Zoo Expo'. This topic is full of lots of fantastic learning opportunities. The children will have the opportunity to develop their scientific and art skills. We are going to become Animal specialists! Children will also be able to practice their computing skills in our IT suite and the iPads. We will end this fantastic half term by inviting you in for our Zoo Expo, this is an opportunity for the children to showcase all their hard work.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

On Friday 28th January, we are going to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The children are going to learn about all of the animals, and will participate in a workshop led by the Zoo staff.

A letter went out during last half-term, if you require another letter, speak to your class teacher.


Your Year 1/2 Team

Mr. Gritt is the class teacher for Seacole Class and he is supported by Mrs Kane and Mrs Kerry.

Miss Byrne is the class teacher for Nightingale Class and she is supported by Miss Whistler.

Miss Mullins and Mrs Russell are the class teachers for Anning Class.


PE and Forest School

Seacole class will have P.E on Tuesday

Nightingale class will have P.E on Thursday

Anning class will have P.E on Wednesday and Thursday.

Please ensure you bring the correct P.E kit, labeled with your child's name, on these days.


Nightingale & Anning class have Forest School on Fridays.

Seacole class have Forest School on Thursdays.

Please ensure your child brings a warm coat and wellies on this day. It would be useful to practice putting the wellies on at home so no time is wasted at school.

If you have any questions on this, please do not hestitate to contact one of the year 1/2 team.

Behind the Class Names

Florence Nightingale was a pioneer for good standards for nurses in hospitals. She paved the way for safe and clean healthcare!

Mary Seacole was best known for going against prejudice and social rules. She was a key nurse during the Crimean war and helped to save lots of lives.

Mary Anning was best known for being a key female fossil hunter in the Victorian times. She discovered many remains of dinosaurs and even the first skeleton of the Plesiosaurus!


January 2022


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