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  2. Year 1/2

Year 1/2 Primrose, Sunflower & Buttercup Classes

Teachers: Mrs Simmons,  Mrs Timmons, Miss Philips, Mrs Ford

In September we invite parents and carers into class to see and hear about the expectations on children's learning for this year.  You can click the link here to download a PDF of the presentation.

Year 1/2 Letters

Please check the folder below for any of Y1/2's current letters. To download a copy, click the green button on the right.

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Children are grouped into three mixed-aged classes in Key Stage 1.

Our carefully planned teaching sequence ensures that children do not repeat the same content each year.  Learning is pitched at an appropriate level for all learners. Learners are taught in different groups for mathematics and phonics.

Year 1 is when pupils begin learning the content of the National Curriculum. At the end of Year 1 children will be assessed on their phonic knowledge via the government's statutory Phonics Screening Check.

This assessment is carried out on a 1-to-1 basis, usually with the class teacher.

Parents/carers are informed of the result and what this means with their child's end of year report.

Year 2 is the children's final year in Key Stage 1.

It is also the year of the government's statutory End of Key Stage assessments in reading, writing and mathematics

Any children who didn't pass the Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year 1 will be assessed on this again.


Year 1/2  follow a two-year topic cycle. In 2023 - 2024, the topics are:

Please check your child's individual Phonics Booklet to see which phonemes (sounds) and spellings they are learning each week.

Physical Education

Please check out our PE timetable here.


By the end of the year we expect the children to be able to spell the following words:

ask asked by called come could do
friend full has have here his house
is like little looked love Mr Mrs
my no of oh once one our
out people pull push put said says
school so some their there today were
what when where your

Educational Visits & Visitors

Please check below for the proposed educational visits and visitors across this year's learning. 

Letters for each trip will be sent out nearer the time with more detailed information along with requests for payment donation.


Autumn Term – Fantastical Creatures, Fever & Flames

Fire safety

Brighton & Hove's Fire Safety Officer & Fire Service will visit the school to teach children about fire safety awareness.


Spring Term – I Will Survive!

Explorer Visit to Coldean Woods

The children will explore Coldean Woods.


Animazing will deliver a presentation to the classes. They will bring along their wild and wonderful animals and there will even be a chance to handle some of them! Children will get the opportunity to learn lots of interesting facts in a safe environment.


Summer Term – Beautiful Briny!


The children will catch the bus down to Ovingdean to meet up with Sussex Wildlife Trust who then lead a day of fantastic exploration of the rockpools.

Royal Pavilion & Museum

The children travel into town to study Brighton's history as a seaside resort.