Castle Primary School

'Adventure Together; Learn Forever'

If you have a child due to start school in September 2023, applications are now open. Full details of how to apply can be found under our Latest News section. If you would like to arrange a visit to view our school, please contact the school office on 01884 253398.

Year 1/2

Welcome to our class page

We look forward to working with you all this year and hope you find our class page helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Mrs Ballard/Mrs Clark:

Miss Chapman:

Mrs Rivett/Mrs Clark:


On this page we will share information, work and photographs of your child's learning journey throughout the year. We hope you enjoy sharing in their learning with us

A copy of our Autumn topic can be found below under the heading 'Topic' Overviews'. 


Our PE days are on a Monday and a Tuesday. Your child will need to come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please ensure your child also has a water bottle, a coat and their book bags with their Read Write Inc packs in everyday. 


Best Wishes

The Year 1/2 Team 


Topic Overviews

We have been learning about what Remembrance day means. We chose some special words which meant a lot to us about remembrance and then made poppies over the top.

Science- Which material is the most suitable for making a waterproof coat for the Gingerbread Man?

Computing- Learning to use a mouse pad and keyboard.

DT project!


We began by becoming detectives and finding out who Wilfred Emmanuel Jones is. We drew what we thought.

We found out that he is a farmer and he had lost his chicks! We went on a hunt to find them!

We decided that he needed a chicken coop! We set about exploring what a chicken coop is and what it needs to be like.

Next we explored making chicken coops out of different things. We turned into big bad wolves and tried to blow them down! We got handy hints along the way about how to make a strong paper structure.

We evaluated our product at the end against our success criteria. What a lovely project! The chicks are safe at last!

African Drumming!

We were visited by some African drummers and they taught us how to dance! We LOVED it!

History of communication!

We have been learning about how people communicated in the past and present. We have tried out old phones, looked at Braille, sign language and even entered our own caves to communicate through cave art!

Science- Materials!

We have been finding, classifying and considering the uses of materials.