Welcome to the Year 1/2 website. Here you will find updates about Aydon, Alnwick and Auckland.
Welcome to Years 1 & 2!
This year you will be taught by Miss Kerridge (Aydon), Mrs Coughlin (Alnwick) and Miss Pink (Auckland)
Meet the Teacher Information
- Meet the Teacher and Class Information meeting Aydon 2023
- Meet the Teacher and Class Information meeting Auckland 2023
- Meet the Teacher and Class Information Alnwick 2023
Learning Overviews 2023-2024
This document outlines the topics covered across the foundation subjects this academic year. Further details about the curriculum and the content taught can be found in the Curriculum pages of our website.
KS1 Learning Expectations
Please see the booklets below which outline the key expectations that children should achieve by the end of Year 1 and Year 2. These booklets include suggestions of the ways in which you can support your child at home.
Year 1 & 2 PE Days
- Please always send your child with a coat suitable for the weather.
- Please send a named water bottle each day, clean and filled with water.
- Please remember to bring your child’s planner to school every day so that when they read with an adult in school, it is available for teaching staff to write a comment in.
- Please, please name all of your child’s clothes, especially their jumpers and shoes!
Supporting your child’s learning at home:
We know how important it is to practise our learning both in school and at home. To find out more information about our approach to homework and links to the various platforms we use for reading, spelling and mathematics, please refer to our Homework and Home Learning page. If you need help with login details for any of these, please contact your child’s class teacher via the class email address.
2023 -2024 Our year so far…
We have been so excited with the new addition of a Reading Shed and a Doodle Shed at Neville’s Cross. In our very first week back, KS1 have really enjoyed using these at playtimes!
Auckland Class have settled into their new classroom brilliantly and have completed some fantastic writing in their first week back. They enjoyed using their imaginations to write a recount of “What I didn’t do this summer!” There were some fantastic and very funny ideas! A great start to Year 2!
Alnwick Class have loved starting their new Maths Curriculum. They have been very busy in their first week back!
Don’t they all look so smart and grown up! We hope you love your year in Year 1, Aydon Class!
2022 -2023 Our year so far…
KS1 enjoyed visiting the Salvation Army in Langley Moor as part of our multi-faith unit.
In Art and Design, KS1 have explored the work of Celia Smith, an artist who sculpts birds from wires and recycled materials. In our unit we have gathered ideas from Celia Smith’s work, developed our drawing skills and sculpted with wire and a range of media to create our own bird sculptures!
In Jigsaw, we have been exploring trust and who is in our circle of trust. Alnwick class had some fantastic discussion about who would be in their circle of trust and why.
To celebrate the end of Year 2 SATS, all of KS1 had a wonderful treat afternoon of ice lollies in the sunshine and giant bubble wands!
We enjoyed a fabulous Forest School session with Nikki Noo Noo! We were lucky enough to spot the Bog Baby!
To celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation, Auckland Class put their sketching skills to the test and designed these stunning crowns.
For Earth Week, we enjoyed making and throwing seedbombs to create a wild area on our school playground.
In Maths, we have been learning to tell the time!
In Science, we have carried out lots of enquiries linked to our learning about plants. One of the questions we investigated was, “Does cress grow quicker inside or outside?” Click on the gallery below to see what we found out…
As part of our Bucket Lists, we had a visit from Rob from Zoolab and had the chance to hold some unusual critters! This sparked off our Science project on Animals in the Summer term.
In Aydon Class, we love to edit our writing using our special glasses!
In our Easter RE unit, we learned about the events of the Easter Story, what happened on each day and how Christians celebrate at this important time. Alnwick Class made ray of light cross artwork which we took to St John’s Church to be displayed during Holy Week.
We used our printing skills to make the special ladies in our lives a beautiful card!
To help us with our history project learning about old toys, KS1 enjoyed visiting the Bowes Museum to find out more about the kinds of toys people played with in the past. It was amazing to see the Silver Swan in real life too!
As part of our Science learning, Mr Fleming who is a dentist, came to talk to all of our KS1 classes to teach us about the importance of taking care of our teeth!
In RE, we enjoyed a visit to St John’s Church. It helped us to consolidate our learning about the external and internal features of the church. We enjoyed meeting Rev. Barney who told us about his job as a vicar and we had the chance to ask him questions about why the church is a special place for Christians.
As part of Democracy Week in school, we elected our class councillors. There was a full election process involving candidates giving speeches and a proper vote to elect our class council representatives. We enjoyed voting in the booths and posting our votes in the ballot box to be counted.
In Science we have been learning about the senses and how they can help us. We enjoyed using our sense of smell to try and identify different scents in smell pots! Here are Auckland class smelling some very strong scents. Which smells do you like and which smells do you not like?
As part of our Portraits Unit in Art, we enjoyed looking at the work of Julien Opie and recreating our own portraits in his style. We enjoyed painting onto plastics and displaying them in our windows! Don’t they look fabulous?!
Our Year 2 pupils have been working on developing their place value knowledge. We have been learning how to recognise the value of each digit in a 2-digit number and partition them into tens and ones. To help us we have used lots of concrete apparatus.
We have enjoyed exploring the artist Pablo Picasso’s abstract style of art. We used collage techniques to create a self-portrait by arranging different facial features in creative ways! Don’t they look fabulous?!
We had great fun enjoying the Inflatables which had to be rearranged from the heatwave in the Summer term! What a fun way to spend a Friday!
Archived Class images
You can view our archived class images on our website.