One Team, One Goal To Do Our Best Always!
Willow Tree Primary School | Leach Lane, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 4LZ

Tel: 01744 678730

Fax: 01744 678732


Welcome to Year 1/2


Teacher: Mrs Reid

Teaching Assistants: Mr Kenealy and Mr Geraghty

What to expect in Year 1/2


PE is on a Thursday.  Please provide full PE kit; white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps are to be kept in school for the duration of the half term.  Children can take their kit home at the end of each half term to be washed.



We have fruit and milk daily for our morning snack.  Children can bring in 30p a day to pay for a snack from our tuck shop.  Alternatively, children may bring in a healthy morning snack of their own (cereal bar, cheese stick etc…) Please ensure that snacks are sent in with your child separately from their lunch box as children do not have access to their lunchboxes in the classroom.


Water bottles

Please ensure that your child has a LABELLED water bottle in school.  This can be taken home daily to be washed and refilled. Please note that we do not allow juice or flavoured water in the classrooms, only water.



Homework is set on a Friday and is to be completed by the following Wednesday.



Children will read to an adult once a week and they will also participate in a weekly guided reading session with the class teacher.  Please ensure that your child has their book bag in school each day as we often have lots of letters to give out and may wish to hear your child read or change their reading book.




We started our school year with a fun filled pirate day!  We came to school dressed as pirates and met Pirate Ron who told us all about pirates and performed a very funny puppet show.  We even got to make our own puppets too!  It was so much fun!!


In english we have enjoyed the story of ‘The Night Pirates’.  We have made our own treasure maps and have been working hard to orally rehearse simple sentences and write them independently.


In maths we played lots of number games to make sure that we have a good understanding of place value.


In science we have been exploring materials and their properties.  We have been on material hunts, carried out experiments to test how waterproof materials are and have investigated which pirate treasure will float or sink!


In art we have created our own sea collages and have designed and made our own pirate treasure chests.





Please check out our class website regularly for updates and to look at the fabulous work and activities your children have been experiencing.

What a wonderful start we have had in Year 1/2 with lots of fantastic learning!

Over the holidays, please keep reading with your children! Also, please remember to return your child's PE kit when we come back to school. Thank you!


On the 19th January, we invited our parents in to share learning with us. We made some gorgeous pictures. Thanks to our parents for coming.

Dates for the Diary


On Friday 19th January, Year 1, Year 1/2 and Year 2 will be having a Parents' Open Morning from 9AM to 9:30AM! For more information, please speak to your child's teacher.

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