Year 1-2

Miss Crossley

Your class teacher is Miss Crossley supported by Mrs Cooper. In Year 1/2 we provide an interactive and engaging environment where all children can thrive and grow. All members of the class are encouraged to collaborate, contribute and support one another on their learning journey. Each lesson is designed to be inclusive of all abilities and learning styles to ensure every individual has the opportunity to achieve their potential.

The classroom has exciting displays which show case the work produced by the children and all lessons are fun and interactive. To encourage positive ideas upbeat music is played, when appropriate, to ensure children are feeling confident and cheery. The children will experience a rich and stimulating curriculum which will challenge them and deepen their knowledge.

Positivity and respect are encouraged among all members of our class. The happiness and education of all children is of paramount importance and we will endeavor to ensure everyone feels excited to learn and feels included.

Keep up to date with your child’s learning on twitter, you can follow us @DaneRoydY1_2.


We do PE every Thursday afternoon, please bring both indoor and outdoor kits.  We keep kits in school throughout the week for any additional sporting activities that may arise, so please bring them in on a Monday morning. They will be sent home on Friday’s for washing.




We would love parents to read with your child every day and sign their reading record.

Make the most of this special time and ask lots of questions about the stories they bring home.  (All parents have been provided with a comprehension skills bookmark to give you lots of ideas to make the task less onerous! Please ask for a replacement if needed.)



Spelling lists are sent home on a Friday, they follow spelling patterns that the children have been working on in school.  Please find time to practice throughout the week in time for a short spelling test on Friday mornings. (Spelling test is random so be sure to practice the spellings out of order!)


Maths Tasks

At the end of a unit we will send home a ‘Maths Task’ to consolidate their learning.

This is an optional task, but is a great way for them to share their knowledge with you.


Topic Tasks

Each half term we send a sheet with suggested activities you could do with your child to complement our topic.  Again these are not compulsory, but we find the kids love to share them with the rest of the class.



In Year 1 we are sent a special challenge from the aliens called the ‘Phonics Screening Test’  Children are given a list of 40 words, some real words and some made-up words.  They have to sound them out so that they can read them independently.

Before we get the ‘challenge’ we will be practicing our Phase 3 and 5 sounds; as well as segmenting and blending words in daily phonics sessions.


Phonics screening test is wc 8th June 2020 - it is vital your child attends school.


Here are some websites to help you get ready for the Phonics Screening Test:


At the end of Year 2 all children will undertake their end of KS1 SATs. The children see these assessments as a way to show off how much they have learnt whist being in Key Stage One and it is a chance for us to celebrate their achievements.
The children will undertake two reading papers during the w/c 4th May 2020 and then two maths papers during the w/c 18th May 2020. It is vitally important that your child is in school during this period.

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