Year 1/2 KH/NO 2022 - 2023

Mrs O'Hara

Mrs Hughes

Welcome to Pearl Class

Here you will find information about our most recent topic, together with some photos of the different activities and displays that show a little of what we have been doing in our class.

This term’s topic is called ‘Tell me a story’ and we will have a strong focus on reading. The children will have the opportunity to listen to, enjoy and discuss a range of beautiful texts, as well as beginning to record some of their own thoughts, ideas and experiences.

This year our Science work will focus on plants and materials. Within the autumn term we will begin to consider how plants change through the seasons. The children will plant a variety of seeds and bulbs and learn to identify and name a range of British trees. Through our Geography work the children will extend their learning from reception to think more in depth about the immediate local area to our school and we will be using our compass skills to follow short routes.  We follow the Love Music Trust’s planning for music and our first unit is perfectly titled, ‘Tell me a Story.’ In this unit, the children will learn to find the pulse and keep a beat and to sing in unison. Your child will continue to have a computing lesson each week.  In the first half term they will focus on storytelling with augmented reality scenes using the app ARMakr. After half term they will be developing their video creating skills using the app Doink Greenscreen. In Art this term, the children will learn about different artists who go out into the world and use objects from nature to create art. They will explore observational drawing and think about how they can use composition to create their own artwork inspired by their own surroundings. In RE, we will be looking at the concept of kindness, drawing on what Jesus taught through stories from the Bible. The children will end the unit by making a kindness poster using their own ideas about how to show kindness in school. In our PSHE sessions we will be focussing on a range of topics including rules, resilience and friendships.  Our History and DT work will start after half term. Your child will have two PE lessons each week and our first two units will be fundamentals, where the children will be thinking about balance and movement, and ball skills

As you can see we have a great first topic for our return to school and we look forward to a wonderful term.

General Reminders


The children have two PE lessons each week; these are on a Tuesday and a Thursday and children need to have a named PE kit in school. 


The children have homework that will need to be completed each week, which is an important extension of our learning in the classroom.  Further information about each one will be sent home with your child and more information can be found in the newsletter.  Your child will also be issued with  a reading book each Friday  so please ensure they have their reading record and book in their bag each day.  We really appreciate your support in assisting your child to complete each task.


We use class dojo as a way to reward the children and to communicate with yourselves.   You can also message us directly with any small queries and we are always happy to arrange a time to meet after school if more time is needed.


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Year 1/2 KH/NO: Gallery items

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