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Year 1 and 2 Curriculum Information Booklet

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Year 1 and 2 Curriculum Newsletter Summer 1



Mrs Joanne Stanley

I joined Greyfriars Academy in September 2016 and I am currently working in a mixed year one and year two class. I enjoy teaching the younger children of the school and take immense pride in helping them to be the best they can be. Children in my class are happy, friendly and enjoy their learning. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.

Thornham shoutouts

Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2020

Hello Thornham and happy Friday!


Here we are again at the end of another week. Time is going so fast and soon it will be the end of the summer term. I have had heard from several children this week – well done to you all for keeping up the good work.


First a bit shout out to:


Mylah has been working hard counting forwards and backwards in twos fives and tens from any given number well done!



Lovely to hear from Sophie this week! She  has also been very busy doing her maths.



Sophie has been practising adding whilst playing a game of monopoly with her sister.

More maths!



Cayden has been busy reading and now is on the next level of books!

Cayden practising his alphabet.

Red Bubble

Red bubble has been working hard again this week –

Here are some photos of our  D & T work. Using the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff we have used lever and slider mechanisms.

We have also been practising our phonics.

We have been writing postcards.


Working with numbers to 100. We have been counting in tens and partitioning two digit numbers.

Because of the rain on Thursday we completed work out!

Education City

A big shout to Oakey, Dolcie, Jayden, Oscar, Tommy and Kane for completing activities. Well done!

There is only one more week left! can you believe it.  Keep sending me your emails and pictures.

Have a lovely weekend, lets hope its a sunny one.


Mrs Stanley

Premier Education ~ Summer Camps

Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Thornham Monday 6th July

Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2020

Happy Monday Thornham!


Welcome to a brand new week! Hope you have had a great weekend albeit a bit windy. I have been busy sorting my garden and catching up on jobs in the house.

We have another busy week planned here is the home learning grid. Years 1 and 2 6.7.20


Please practise spellings every day so you are confident.


Keep practising your phonic sounds so you are fluent when reading unfamiliar words.


Make sure you read for 10 minutes a day. Let me know if you need new books on Bug Club or if you can read some of your own books.

Common exception words

Have a look at the words can you read them all? Can you spell then all?

Year 1 common exception words



Keep practicing counting forwards and backwards from any given number in ones, twos, fives and tens.

If you feel super confident try counting forwards in threes!

Continue with power maths – the read bubble will be looking at numbers to 100 and money this week.


Continuing learning about plants what do plants need?  how are they similar to us what is the same? what is different?


Holidays -you are able to make your own project/fact file about holidays.

D and T

The fun bit! you can spend your time creating your design will you use  a lever mechanism? wheel mechanism? or slider mechanism or all three?

I look forward to seeing your finished designs.

Education City

There are a selection of activities for Maths, English, Science and Computing this week. Have a look and see how you do.


Don’t forget you can access this website free. Have a look and let me know how you get on.

Have a great week and don’t forget to contact me if you need help and send me your  photos.

Mrs Stanley

Thornham Celebrations 3rd July

Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Hello Thornham

It’s the end of anther week and I can’t believe how they  are flying by!

A big well done to all of you have managed to work on your home learning grids as well as reading, Education City and Bug Club.

First of all a big shout out to the Red Bubble who are completing their learning grids in school. They have all worked really hard this week especially in Maths and learning high frequency words/common exception words. They have also designed their moving picture in D & T  ready to make next week.

Next a big shout out to Logan. 

Logan has been working hard at home completing his home learning as well as being creative with additional tasks. Here is his volcano he has designed and made. It’s amazing don’t you think!

Another shout out to Nojus again this week. Nojus has been reading lots and is now reading the next level of books in Bug Club.

Dolcie has been reading lots too! She has moved up to the next level on Bug Club. She has also completed her time line!

Dolcie is making fantastic progress with her maths.


Dolcie has also been practising reading and spelling high frequency words. Well done!

Oscar has been amazing! he has started back at his Martial Arts club and he has passed his exam! He has now a red stripe in Kuk Sol Won. We are super proud of you Oscar.

Oscar has also been busy nurturing his plants and collecting eggs for his mum each morning.

Well done Oscar you have been busy working hard.

Congratulations to all those who have managed to have a go at the activities on Education City – Oscar, Kane, Oakley, Mylah, Tommy and Dolcie.

Lastly another late baby photo! Who do you think this is? Email me your answers.

By the way the photo posted on Wednesday was Logan! A cute picture Logan.

Finally please keep sending your pictures and emails to let me know what you have been getting up to. I love reading and seeing what you are doing.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Stanley

Thornham Yearbook Photo Competition

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

I have only received one photo for the competition!

Can you guess who it is?









Email me your guesses to me at

Good luck Thornham!


Your Play on Stage – BBC Playwriting Competition

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

An exciting opportunity for budding young playwrites has just been announced on the One Show. Read on if this sounds like something you would love to be involved in:

What is As You Write It – Your Play on Stage?

At a time when we are all missing out on the magic of going to the theatre, The One Show, along with The Shakespeare North Playhouse is launching an exciting new playwriting competition, giving children and young people across the UK the opportunity to see their ideas come to life on stage. We hope this will help inspire the next generation of playwrights as well as encouraging a love of theatre and the arts in children and young people.

The competition is open to all children and young people aged between 7 and 16 years old. It opens for entries at 7pm on Thursday 25th June 2020. The deadline for entering the competition is just before midnight on Monday 31st August 2020.

All you need to enter is an idea for a play, a short description of up to four of the main characters and the first few opening lines. You’ll also need to tell us what having the opportunity to write your play and have it performed on stage would mean to you.

What is the prize?

From the ideas submitted, three finalists from each of the three categories will be chosen and announced on The One Show during autumn 2020. They will then have the opportunity to develop their ideas with professionals and write their final play.

A winner will be selected from each category based on their final play. Winners will be announced on The One Show in early 2021 and an excerpt from their play will be shown on the programme. The final three winners will receive a special award and have their play performed at The Shakespeare North Playhouse when it opens in 2022.

The development of The Shakespeare North Playhouse is being overseen by The Shakespeare North Trust. It is currently being constructed in Prescot on Merseyside. Once built, it will complete the UK’s Shakespearean triangle – London – Stratford-upon-Avon – Prescot. Alongside a flexible 350 seat theatre, the Playhouse will also provide educational facilities, a visitor centre and additional performance spaces including an outdoor performance garden.


Entry categories are divided by age group as follows:

  • ACT ONE – 7 – 10 year olds
  • ACT TWO – 11 – 13 year olds
  • ACT THREE – 14 – 16 year olds

The entry must be submitted into the correct age category according to your age on 31st August 2020, which is the competition closing date.

How to Apply

Go to the following website by copying and pasting into the URL bar. Then read the full details and instructions there:

Good morning Thornham!

Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2020

Good morning Thornham and welcome to a brand new week.

We have lots to do this again so here is the home learning grid.

Years 1 and 2 29.06.20



Continue to practising counting forwards and backwards in ones, twos, five and tens.  To help, you could write these out too! Remember your correct number formation. If you are confident have a go a tackling tables.

Power Maths

Continue with next lesson. The Red bubble are  starting the unit on Time. If you have completed this unit have a look at the attached to make sure you are confident with all the areas you need to know.

What I need to know about time year 1



Planting seeds.  Record what you do. What do plants need to grow healthy?



Spellings – practise everyday. If you are confident with these, have a go at spelling days of the week or numbers eg one to twenty.

Reading – read every day

Also keep practising High Frequency words/Common exception words –

Year 1 Common exception words are:

the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, here, there, where, love, come, some, one, once, ask, friend, school, put, push, pull, full, house, our 

Extra challenge – can you spell them?

This week you are planning and writing your hot task.

Make you sure you spend time planning your writing carefully. Think about what you need to include. Plan each section – beginning, build up, problem/dilemma, resolution and ending.

Who is your main character?

How many other characters will you have (tip don’t have too many)

Where does your character go? somewhere hot or somewhere cold?

What is the problem?

How is the problem solved?

Does your story have a happy or sad ending?

I will look forward to reading your plan/stories.



Have a go with Miss Penman or Joe Wicks. Are you able to go for a walk/bike ride with an adult this week?


You are designing your own moving picture this week ready to make next week. Think about what you will use, sliders, levers, wheels? Maybe you will use more than one mechanism.


We are learning about ‘Seasides through the ages’. You will create a time line through the decades of seasides and other events.

Here is the powerpoint you will need:



Education City/Bug Club

There are new activities set up on Education City. Continue reading on Bug Club. Let me know if you would like more books.

There is a lot to do this week. Please have a go at some of the activities and  remember do what you can.

Have a great week.

Mrs Stanley




Class Year Book Photo contest!

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2020

Class Year Book 2020

This is a photo of one of the children in Year 5. I wonder if you can tell who it is?

Next week, you’re going to help create your own Class Yearbook 2020. Only  these will be class photos with a difference – your baby photos!

How can I participate? Find a photo of yourself when you were a baby and email it (Monday or Tuesday) to your class teacher who will put all the class photos onto a single document and upload it to the website on Wednesday.

What happens after that? You will go to your class blog page on Wednesday, download the photo doc and the answer sheet and guess who the babies are. Write/type your answers onto the answer sheet and email it back to your teacher by Thursday afternoon.

How will we get the answers? Next Friday, your teacher will give the correct answers on the class blog page and will also announce who got most guesses correct!

Make sure you get your photo to your teacher by Tuesday!

This should be fun, and the more of you that participate, the more fun it will be. So come on everyone! Start sending those baby pics in!

The end of another week for Thornham Class.

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2020

Happy Friday everyone!

We have come to the end of another busy week! It certainly has been a very hot and sunny one.

I have enjoyed hearing from lots of you this week and thank you for sending me pictures and letting me know what you have been working on. I have seen some excellent examples of your work including hearing about different ways of learning spellings and times tables!


Mylah has learnt all of her spellings and completed all of her Education City activities all on Monday morning  -well done.

Cayden has been reading lots of books and has gone up an another level on Bug Club – well done!

Daniil has been busy practising spellings


Mylah has been practising counting in two’s fives and tens this week forwards and backwards as well as completing Education City.

Daniil has also been counting in tens and fives.


Well done Danill

Dolcie has been practising counting in threes.


This week we have been learning about different parts of plants and their functions. Here is Melissa’s labelled plant.

D and T

In D T we have been learning how to make wheel mechanisms. Here are some pictures of moving pictures made by children in the Red bubble.

Red bubble

Some pictures of fun and games in the sun at playtime!


We also had a go a dance with Miss Penman here is the link for you to have a go too!


Finally a big shout to Freya who has been amazing in maths this week.

We have been completing  the multiplication unit and have started division. Freya has been fantastic working logically solving multiplication problems and division problems.

Keep sending me your examples of work and emails.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Stanley


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