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Welcome to 1/2T

Welcome to year 1/2, your class teacher is Ms Taylor and your teaching assistant is Mrs Burns.


Our topic this term is Printing

This is a history-based topic, and we will be looking at how William Caxton changed the world by bringing printing to England.

As Caxton travelled to different countries, we will explore where he went and identify and locate the five continents and oceans. As part of this work in geography, we will also be finding out about the different weather patterns in the UK across the seasons.

In Design Technology and Art lessons, we shall be building a printing press and using it to print our names. Combined with art, we are going to use Pic Collage to create pictures of printing presses over time. This means that we will be creating, organising, storing, manipulating and retrieving digital content.

This leads to work in Science where we are looking at different kinds of materials, their uses and their properties and how this relates to printing.



Parent information

Snack: snack at morning break consists of a piece of fruit. This costs 20p per day, but it is better if this can be paid on Monday morning (£1 per week). Please put it in a named envelope/bag and give it to your child to bring in. He/she will be given a choice of different fruit.

Reading books: Your child will be given a reading book in a book band that matches his/her phonic stage. It is not ‘library’ book and needs to be read several times for fluency and practice of letter sounds. When it is brought back into school with a signed reading diary, we will read it with your child too. If we think it needs a little more practise, we will return it to you again. If he/she can read it fluently and answer some questions about it, it will be changed.

P.E. This term our P.E. lessons are on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Please make sure your child has a named kit (both for cold weather and indoors).


Every day the children will take part in the Daily Mile. You may have noticed that around the playground there are different coloured spots – this is our Daily Mile track. Six laps of the track equals one mile. At the moment the children are running/walking three laps.  They do not need to change into a PE kit for this, but it is best if the children wear appropriate shoes/trainers. We will also be taking part in a weekly virtual challenge with other schools in the north west

Water bottles: Please make sure your child has a named water bottle in school every day. They will have access to them during the day. Please remember no juice or flavoured water – it must only contain fresh water.



We encourage the children to read their reading books at home frequently. On occasion there will be more homework set which will be posted on our class page on Google Classroom.

All children have been logged in from school. Please check this site for any homework assignment weekly.



Here are some paintings in the style of Georgia O'keefe.