If you would like to email your teachers with any work or just to say hello you can contact us on the following email addresses!







Friday 10th July


We're almost there Year 1 and 2 - we've got this half term! You are all still making us proud every single day, one week to go now. 



Friday 19th June  

Thank you for all the fantastic work we have received from all the children for the last 2 weeks, there have been some very colourful posters showing the Science learning and wonderful writing using our text. 

We hope you are all enjoying the text. We will continue using this as a basis for learning for the next 2 weeks and then the final weeks will look at transition. 

Please remember to get in touch if you need support with any of the learning or any help generally as we know motivation levels can be tricky to maintain. 

There is a note on the Topic plans to say that we are hoping to put together a published book to collate all the wonderful work the school complete on this topic. Mrs Pettifer will be putting a video on YouTube to explain all, so watch out for that!

Keep going, you are doing a fantastic job!





Pentecost 2 

Welcome to the final half term of the year! What a very strange year it has been, but we are so proud of the Year 1 and 2 children, you amaze us with your resilience. 

We are kicking off the half term with a week of RE learning. Every year our final topic is based on Cafod. This year we are thinking about who our neighbours are around the world and how we can think about them and support them.

From week 2 we will be basing our learning on the following book and there will be English, Maths and Topic work. 


As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or need help with accessing the resources.  


Week 5 - The final week of Pentecost 1

Congratulations Year 1 and 2, you have absolutely smashed Pentecost 1, 1 week to go! We are absolutely thrilled with the work you have done on the Rainbow Bear, all the different ideas you have had have been amazing to receive. Also well done parents and carers and thank you for communicating our ideas and learning so creatively. Please have a look at the new Good Work presentation on YouTube to see what your Year 1 and 2 friends have been creating!

Week 5 is all about poetry. We are looking at list poems in Year 1 and calligrams in Year 2. Both year groups will also be looking at performing poetry. We are using the poem My Colours by Colin West, a copy is included in the English learning document in the class downloads section.

The learning for Maths, English and Topic for each year group is available in the class downloads. As always, if you can't access it, please contact us on our email addesses. The learning is also supported on YouTube so please check out the videos in the playlists for Year 1 and 2 to help.  

Take care Year 1 and 2, we look forward to hearing about the budding poets we have at EM!

Helpful websites 

BBC Teach performing poetry tips

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-understanding-poetry/zdwxbdm -

Michael Rosen's top tips for performing poetry



Tuesday 5th May

Hello Year 1 and 2, we hope you have all started the week well. There is some new learning for you all in the downloads section, English and Topic learning activities for week 3 and 4 of The Rainbow Bear and some Maths tasks for week 3. 

We are really enjoying receiving emails containing work from you all, we are so proud of you and the fantastic learning habits you are continuing at home. And thank you to all the parents and carers for communicating our learning ideas in such creative and supportive ways - you are all doing an amazing job!

Don't forget to pop onto the YouTube channel, there are videos on there to support learning and also fun ideas to try out. This week there is a Year 1 and 2 good work video on there to celebrate and share all the great work you have all been doing.

Please don't hesitate to get in contact if you need any help with the learning at all.  


Monday 27th April 

Happy Monday everybody! What a beautiful weekend of weather we had, we hope you all managed to get out into the garden to enjoy it. The emails we have been receiving from you all are fantastic, we love to hear what you have been doing with your families. 

There is some new Maths learning in the downloads section for both Year 1 and Year 2 so let's see how super your addition and subtraction is! 

At the end of this week we will be putting together a celebration on the Year 1 and 2 work so far, so if you have something you would like to show then please email it through . 

We know how much the Year 1 and 2 children love to sing so here is a link to the Sing Up site that we use in school if you would like to visit it, it's free to sign up.  Sing up at home 

Also don't forget to visit the EM Youtube channel, there are new videos being added all the time. This week Mrs Ellis is reading a bedtime story -  Ruby's Worry. You could always let us know what you think of the videos or request some ideas!

Most importantly, we hope you are all healthy and  happy at home Year 1 and 2. The word of the week is Faith, what an important word to think about at this time. 






Welcome to the Pentecost Term Year 1 and 2!

We hope that you have all had a restful Easter and had lots of chocolate and fun with your families! Miss Coxhead and Mrs Ellis have prepared some home learning for you based on the book The Rainbow Bear. It's a little bit of a different book but very lovely so we hope you enjoy it. We know how much you all enjoyed our Antarctica habitats topic work so we thought we would look at a different habitat and put your skills to test! The Maths home learning in week 1 is place value. There are also some RE activities to be getting on with too. If you have any questions please email us or if you can't download the learning and need it emailing please contact us. 



3rd April 

Today is the end of the Lent term, well done Year 1 and 2! You are all superstars and now it's time for a little rest over the Easter holidays. Please check out our Easter activities document if you would like some ideas to keep you out of mischief! 

After Easter we will be using the book The Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo to guide your learning. You will be able to access the story from a Powerpoint on the class pages but if you do want to purchase it, it is available on Amazon but this is absolutley not a necessity. 

Happy Easter!



Dressing up as book and tv characters for PE with Joe today.

Can you guess who they are?

Aisling's bean plant has grown so much that it needs some more room to help it continue to grow healthily so she has put it in a bigger pot. 

How are the rest of the bean plants coming on? 

1st April


Visit our new EM YouTube channel!

Click here!

Here you will find some arty ideas from Mrs Sutton. Enjoy!



31st March

Happy Tuesday everyone! Thank you for all of your lovely emails and pictures of work. It really does brighten our day to see your faces and know what you have been doing with your time. Here is one of Miss Coxhead's favourite quotes to get you through today!

positive quote


Olivers vegetablesClara writing

Clara on Numbots









Isabella 2isabella






Annabelle and Noah 


30th March 

Happy Monday Year 1 and 2! I have opened up my emails to some more fantastic pictures and kind messages this morning, you are all working so hard, what super learning attitudes you all have continued to use at home! 

If you would like any more Maths and English activities this week see the document called Week 2 English and Maths and we will continue to add some challanges on here for you too!

Have a lovely day  

                                     Reubens flower 2  

26th March 2020

It's another beautiful sunny day Year 1 and 2, I hope you are all managing to get out into the garden for to enjoy it! 

I have another challenge for you! Could you borrow a phone camera or a camera, take a picture of your favourite plant, flower or tree in your garden and write about it. What is it called? What colour is it? How does it change through the different seasons? Does it attract insects? Why is it your favourite?

Lavender is my favourite, I have lots of it in my garden and it attracts lots of bees, it's very bee friendly. In the Summer it gets purple flowers and smells beautiful! 


Have a lovely day!

25th March 2020

Thank you so much for the emails that we are receiving from you all. It's so lovely to hear that you are all keeping safe and enjoying time at home with your families at the same time. Thank you so much to William, Luke, Harrison and Merle for sending me drawings of your garden, the colours certainly make me think Spring has arrived!



Harrison                                                                  Merle  


William                                                                  Luke 

24th March 2020

Hello Year 1 and 2. We hope you are all safe at home with your families, we are thinking of you! A challenge from Mrs Ellis - can you draw a picture of your garden on this beautiful sunny day? I bet all your gardens are starting to show signs of Spring in different ways! If you don't have a garden to draw, just draw a picture of what you can see from a window in your house. 

Take care!

A massive WELL DONE to all the Year 1 and 2 children that took part in the Christmas performance of 'The Mouse in Santa's House'  today and yesterday. You are all absolute superstars and we are all so proud of you for putting such enthusiasm into your show. Thank you for being the best as always! 



3rd December  2019

Today we gave some important visitors a sneak preview of the Year 1 and 2 Christmas performance 'A mouse in Santa's house'. Whilst the SVP enjoyed their Christmas party, both classes performed three of the songs from the play to an audience for the first time! Despite their initial nerves, the children did fantastically and we are now so looking forward to the full performance. Thank you for having us at your party! 




18th November 2019

Last week was a very busy week in Year 1 and 2! We kicked off the week with Remembrance and creating poppy art to add to a liturgy, then on Wednesday we took a walk in the local area to spot the signs of Autumn and some children were lucky enough to spot a squirrel collecting food to store away for Winter! We were also mindful that it was Friendship Week and took some time out to think how we show this everyday at English Martyrs', reminding us of just how amazing our pupils are!




5th November 2019

Look at the fantastic art work the Year 2 children have created today with pastels! They wanted to represent the image of Moses leading the Jewish people out of Egypt to freedom.