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Highfields Primary School

Years 1 and 2

Welcome to Years  1 and 2 at Highfields Primary School

If you need to see your child's teacher, please make an appointment at the school office.


The Year 1 and 2 Team

Year 1 Crab ClassYear 1 and 2 Dolphin ClassYear 2 Octopus Class
Mrs Allston - class teacherMrs Yardley - class teacherMr Smith - class teacher
Mrs Marshall - class teacherMrs Bowden - class teacherMrs Mills - teaching assistant
Mrs Roast - teaching assistantMrs King - teaching assistantMrs Brown - 1:1 support staff
Mrs Amoss - 1:1 support staff Mrs Heasman- 1:1 support staff


What to expect in Year 1.

In year 1 your child will build on the foundations of learning from the EYFS. They will continue to develop independence both in their work and in social skills and to take a greater responsibility for organising themselves. There is a key focus on becoming a confident and fluent reader and developing a life long love of reading. In maths your child will use practical resources to support their understanding of basic number. They will have their own log ins for the online 'Numbots' website to enjoy at home.


What to expect in Year 2.

Year 2 children will focus on becoming creative and confident writers using the skills from Year 1 to support them. We encourage them to make decisions for themselves when trying to solve problems, when working as a team and taking ownership of their own learning. In maths, your child will continue to develop mental and written calculation skills and will develop a range of strategies to solve problems. Children will have access to Times Table Rock Stars to learn and practise their times tables and become Rock Stars!


Year 1 and 2 Parent Information Booklet 2021/22

Information for parents regarding Year 2 SATs tests

The School Day

  • School begins at 8.40am. Children will be welcomed on the front playground by a member of staff and will walk straight into their classroom.
  • Lessons start at 9am.
  • Year 1 and 2 break from 10.30am - 10.45am.
  • Lunch takes place from 12pm and finishes at 1.15pm.
  • The school day ends at 3pm.

Please find below an attached timetable for each class. 


For curriculum information, please see below.