Sacriston Academy main school

Year 1/2

We are very excited about the topics we will cover in Year 1/2 this year as they will provide the children with lots of engaging and hands on experiences.

We begin the year with our ‘Splendid Skys’ topic giving the children the opportunity to explore nature and investigate the seasons and weather. The term continues as we discover the past with our ‘Memory Box’ topic and then go on to develop our geography skills with ‘Highland Heights’ and ‘Up, Up, Up in the air’ in the spring. Our summer topic ’Mighty Creatures’ will allows us to get up close with animals as we learn some amazing facts before finishing the year in carnival style with our Rio de Vida topic!

In mathematics, we have introduced the exciting ‘Maths - No Problem’ scheme which offers a hands on practical approach to learning. With different stages to the lesson, it allows the children time to share their thinking, giving them ownership over their work and allowing them to achieve a greater understanding of maths.

Children will take part in daily phonics lessons following the Read Write Inc scheme. The children work in smaller groups to meet their needs and learn sounds, tricky words and spelling rules with Fred Frog to assist their reading.

In addition to our Read Write lnc the children will take part in English lessons each day. These sessions are planned around stimulating texts and films. During these sessions they are taught basic grammar and punctuation, along with how to write more complex sentences using exciting vocabulary.

What their teacher says:

I’m excited to work with both Year 1 and 2 children this year. The Year 2s have made an excellent start to the year and have made excellent role-models for the Year 1s to aspire to. Year 1 children have already dazzled me with their writing skills. I look forward to seeing them blossom over this coming year.
Mrs Clues

What their teacher says:

I love working with our children as seeing them grow and develop each day provides rewards that are offered in no other career. I strive to provide an environment which encourages every child to flourish.
Mrs Taylor

What the children say:

"I like Year 1 because I like my new classroom and it has a garden centre." (Sophie) "I like my new classroom and people are kind to us." (Vinni) "I like our new maths work and I enjoyed going on an autumn walk." (Joe)