Year 1/2

  • 09 Apr 2020

    Canon Sharon’s Easter Message 2020

    Canon Sharon has kindly created a beautiful Easter message for our wonderful St Chad’s school community If you would like to view the message, this can be achieved by visiting the ‘Collective Worship’ page in the ‘Learn Section’ of School Jotter. We hope you have a happy and safe Easter together with your families.

  • 16 Mar 2020

    Young Scientists

    Last week we went to Gallery Oldham to learn more about working scientifically.

  • 16 Mar 2020

    World Book Day 2020

    We had a great time on World Book Day!  Take a look at our amazing costumes …

  • 26 Feb 2020

    A tasty new topic!

    Today, we found out our new topic is …

  • 17 Feb 2020

    London Rebuilt!

    To finish our history topic, The Great Fire of London, we thought about how to rebuild London as a safe and healthy city.  Take a look at our ideas …

  • 17 Feb 2020

    Ice Trolls in Uppermill!

    Year 1/2 have been having fun learning how to conduct a fair test.

  • 14 Feb 2020

    When a Fire Starts to Burn!

    What amazing dancing by Year 1/2!  Click to enjoy!

  • 30 Jan 2020

    “London’s Burning”

    Year 1/2 set off for the forest this morning expecting to make a model of London in the 17th Century but when they got there …

  • 23 Jan 2020

    Big Birdwatch 2020


  • 19 Jan 2020

    Karate Kids!

    Year 1/2 tried out their karate moves in a taster session last week.

  • 16 Jan 2020

    DIY Playdough

    Year 1/2 have been busy making playdough for our bakery role play area.

  • 18 Dec 2019

    Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas!

    Happy Christmas everybody!

  • 13 Dec 2019

    Ready to party!

    Year 1/2 all ready for the KS1 Christmas party!

  • 12 Dec 2019

    St Chad’s Posada (travelling crib)

    Year 1/2 had a reflective afternoon considering the different aspects of the Christmas story.

  • 10 Dec 2019

    Map skills in Year 1/2

    Today, we used atlases, maps and our developing map skills to identify the seas around the British Isles and some of the major rivers in the UK.

  • 10 Dec 2019


    The children in Years 1 and 2 have been learning how to keep safe on the internet. Click to see the 3 videos they have watched.

  • 17 Nov 2019

    Spots before our eyes!

    On Friday, we were all seeing spots!

  • 17 Nov 2019

    Comparing Numbers

    Year 1/2 have been having fun learning to compare numbers this week.

  • 09 Nov 2019


    Show songs

  • 26 Oct 2019

    A knotty problem!

    We had fun in the forest this week, practising our knot tying skills. 

  • 12 Oct 2019

    Blast off!

    On Thursday, Key Stage One took off on a virtual journey around the Milky Way!

  • 06 Oct 2019

    Jodrell Bank – More pictures!

    Even more pictures from our amazing trip!

  • 30 Sep 2019

    Calling all space rangers!

    Year 1/2 and Year 2 had an “out of this world” experience at Jodrell Bank today!

  • 28 Sep 2019

    Practical maths for Year 1.

    Year 1s went outside this week to practise counting in 2s; jumping, skipping, clapping and playing hopscotch!

  • 21 Sep 2019

    Let’s go outside!

    Year 1/2 have been enjoying the good weather this week.

  • 16 Sep 2019

    Welcome to Year 1/2!

    What an amazing start to the year!

  • 09 Jul 2019

    Africa Week

    We loved learning about different countries in Africa. The children loved sharing their fantastic learning during our Friday assembly, which they even presented themselves. Here, you can see a video of the presentation and see for yourself what a wonderful job the children did!

  • 30 Jun 2019

    Sports Day Continued!

    All Year 1s enjoyed taking part in …

  • 28 Jun 2019

    Sports Day 2019

    We had an amazing day!

  • 25 Jun 2019

    Rainbow Poetry 🌈

    Look at the gorgeous rainbows we made as part of our acrostic poetry work.

  • 22 May 2019

    Taste Tour of the UK

    As part of our learning about the British Isles, we tasted some traditional foods.

  • 20 May 2019

    Traditional Tales’ Characters

    Can you guess which characters we have sketched?

  • 03 May 2019

    Materials for Infants

    The children loved their annual visit from Adrian Bowden’s travelling Science show. This year the theme was ‘Materials’.

  • 28 Apr 2019

    The Best Part of Me!

    In PSHE, we have been discussing how we are all different, special and unique.

  • 28 Apr 2019

    Spring has arrived!

    This week, KS1 welcomed a very cute Spring visitor!

  • 24 Mar 2019

    Made to Measure!

    Year 1/2 have had fun learning about different ways to measure using non-standard and standard units.

  • 06 Mar 2019

    Under the Sea

    What better way to start our new topic than to visit the Blue Planet Aquarium!

  • 01 Mar 2019

    What a busy week in Year 1/2!

    Find out what Year 1/2 have been doing this week.

  • 28 Feb 2019

    Beep Beep

    Today, we loved exploring algorithms using BeeBot. 

  • 17 Feb 2019

    Building Bigger Bridges!

    In Forest School this week, we attempted to build even bigger, stronger bridges that would hold a child for five seconds!  See if we were successful …

  • 17 Feb 2019


    We have had so much fun with our topic this half term.  Take a look …

  • 06 Feb 2019

    Big Schools’ Birdwatch

    We spent time outside today checking out the different types of birds in our school grounds.

  • 31 Jan 2019

    There’s no such thing as unsuitable weather!

    KS1 had a fabulous time in the snow on Wednesday.  Take a look …

  • 23 Jan 2019

    We are composers!

    Inspired by Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”, we have been composing and performing our own Winter music.

  • 10 Jan 2019

    Foggy Forest School!

    We braved the fog and the cold to venture outside and build some bridges.

  • 02 Jan 2019

    Our last big “TASC” of 2018!

    Just before the Christmas holidays, we invited our families into the classroom to help us create gorgeous wrapping paper.

  • 17 Dec 2018

    Hanukkah 2018

    We have been learning about Hanukkah.

  • 04 Dec 2018


    Although we have been really busy with our play, The Puzzled Penguin, we found time today to learn about and make Christingles.

  • 12 Nov 2018

    What was life like for the Victorians?

    We started our new topic, The Victorians, with a trip to Saddleworth Museum.

  • 11 Nov 2018

    KS1 Remembers.

    As part of St Chad’s commemoration of the centenary of the end of WW1, Key Stage 1 produced this beautiful piece of art.  Take a look …

  • 10 Nov 2018

    First World War Centenary

    Everyone at St Chad’s came together this week to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. This was a fantastic learning opportunity for all of the school and each year group had their own unique way of commemorating it. Some classes made their own poppies in a number of different ways, as well as […]

  • 01 Nov 2018

    A Busy Few Weeks in Year 1/2

    Just look at some of the things we’ve been up to this half term!

  • 18 Oct 2018

    Rehearsal Songs

    During our rehearsal period, we will keep the songs on our blog. 

  • 15 Sep 2018

    Telling Tales!

    On Thursday, we got our wellies on and went outside with our journey sticks.

  • 12 Sep 2018

    High Intensity PE!

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  • 12 Sep 2018

    Shana Tova!

    Yesterday, we learned all about Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) when Mrs Stucke came to visit.

  • 09 Sep 2018

    What a great start to Year 1/2!

    We have had a busy start to Year 1/2, getting to know each other and our new classroom. 

  • 06 Sep 2018

    Welcome Back!

    We hope you enjoyed a fantastic Summer break. We are looking forward to a fun-filled year of learning and hope you are too!

  • 14 Jul 2018

    Deep Sea Adventures

    What better place to read our deep sea diaries than under the sea!

  • 14 Jul 2018

    Ball Gym

    We all enjoyed ball gym on Friday morning!

  • 14 Jul 2018

    Carnival of the Animals

    Watch our version of this famous composition.

  • 02 Jul 2018

    Another Exciting Day!

        It’s been non-stop today! 

  • 01 Jul 2018

    World Cup Week 2

    Mecredi!  Our TASC for the day was …

  • 01 Jul 2018

    World Cup Week 1

    On Monday the tension was building as we tried to work out our World Cup country!

  • 25 Jun 2018

    Sports Day 1

    Great fun was had by all in the beautiful sunshine last Friday.

  • 17 Jun 2018

    Look at Year 1/2 go!

    Our latest outdoor PE topic is jumping!

  • 21 May 2018

    Royal Wedding Fun!

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  • 20 May 2018

    Reading Fun in the Sun

    The children in Year 2 loved reading to Year 1 children this week. Thank you Year 2 children for helping us learn. We loved having you!

  • 19 May 2018

    Wedding Designers.

    Megan and Harry needed new wedding outfits, ASAP…. Year 2 to the rescue! 

  • 19 May 2018

    St Chad’s High Tea.

    We all had a wonderful afternoon, celebrating the Royal wedding. 

  • 17 May 2018

    Marvellous Mentors!

    The Reception children came into Year 1/2 and Year 2 on Monday and this is what they did.

  • 16 May 2018

    What a fabulous fortnight!

    Over the last two weeks all of Year One have had a fantastic opportunity to work together collaboratively and have grasped this opportunity with both hands! We have loved reciting poems and performing them. https://youtu.be/xY0iwzVMQcY Learning outdoors and sketching in the gorgeous sunshine. We have also enjoyed lots of painting! We have loved learning about […]

  • 15 May 2018

    Row row row your boat!

    As part of the “Change for Life” Campaign, Key Stage 1 took a 30 second rowing challenge.

  • 10 May 2018

    Blue Planet 2!

    Some more photos of our trip!

  • 09 May 2018

    What a Fintastic Day!

    We have had an amazing day at Blue Planet Aquarium!  We have learned lots of facts and seen lots of interesting animals. We even got to touch a starfish!

  • 04 May 2018

    How much do you know about life under the sea?

    Year 1/2 know lots and we have been getting very creative with our Under the Sea facts! Prepare to be amazed!

  • 27 Apr 2018

    Light and Sound for Infants

    Adrian Bowden’s travelling Science show visited St. Chad’s .

  • 22 Apr 2018

    Spring Is Here!

    We had some exciting visitors at St Chad’s on Friday morning. 

  • 25 Mar 2018

    Shapes All Around Us.

    As part of our shape topic in maths, Year 2 went on a shape hunt around school. How many 2D and 3D shapes can you spot?

  • 25 Mar 2018

    Re-telling Traditional Tales.

    I think we may have identified some future BAFTA nominees!

  • 21 Mar 2018


    We have been learning about using yoga techniques to help us relax and focus.

  • 17 Mar 2018

    Sports Relief Week

    This week welcomes Sport Relief 2018 to school. To celebrate and support the good work of the Sport Relief team we will be taking part in the daily mile and feeding in our steps to the one billion steps a day challenge. We will also be raising money for the cause by selling wrist bands […]

  • 25 Feb 2018

    Not So Traditional Tales!

    This week we started our new topic, traditional tales.

  • 15 Feb 2018

    Gung Hay Fat Choy!

    We’ve had a lot of fun learning all about China this half term.

  • 29 Jan 2018

    Big Schools Birdwatch

    On a beautiful Friday afternoon, Year 1/2 and Year 2 donned their wellies and went in search of some feathered friends!

  • 29 Jan 2018

    The St Chad’s Mile

    Hurray!  Key Stage 1 completed a walking mile around the school grounds.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Snowy St Chad’s!

    Key Stage 1 had fantastic fun in the snow today.

  • 13 Jan 2018


    In outdoor games this half term, we are practising our orienteering skills.

  • 31 Dec 2017

    Christmas Festivities.

    We had lots of fun at our Christmas party, and we had a very special visitor!

  • 31 Dec 2017

    Year 1/2 Open Afternoon.

    Thank you to all the grown ups (and some brothers and sisters!) who were able to come to our open afternoon and see how we learn in Year 1/2.

  • 13 Dec 2017

    We know how to hide a lion!

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  • 13 Dec 2017

    What a right royal day!

    We have been learning about Queen Victoria and, on Friday, we had a great “Royal Day”, dressing up as kings, queens, princes, princesses and other vips.

  • 12 Nov 2017

    More Forest School!

    Just thought you might like to know what we got up to in the forest on Friday!

  • 12 Nov 2017

    Forest School

    We have taken our learning outdoors this week.

  • 11 Nov 2017

    Monkeys Song

  • 11 Nov 2017

  • 11 Nov 2017

    Twenty Feet Tall

    Giraffe Song

  • 11 Nov 2017

    Move Aside

    Elephant Song

  • 11 Nov 2017

    Zebra Song

    Zebra Song

  • 11 Nov 2017


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