Apples and Pears - our years one and two class

Welcome to Apples and Pears' class page. 

This is where you can find out information on your child's learning and the topics we have been exploring in class.

For our Meet the teacher presentation click here.

Welcome back!

We hope you all had a fantastic summer! We are all very excited for the new academic year and cannot wait to share what we have learnt with you!

Thanking God

This term in RE, we are thanking God for all he has created, especially nature. Here are a few things Apples and Pears are thankful for.

All things number!

In maths, we are focusing on number and what a number actually means. We have been representing different numbers with a range of resources, such as bead strings, multi-link, compare bears and counters. Year 1 are concentrating on understanding numbers to 20 and year 2 are extending their knowledge to 100!


In English, we are exploring stories with familiar settings. This includes reading books that are set in places we all know well, such as forests, at home, zoos, parks and many more. The books we are focusing on this half term are, ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Class 2 at the Zoo’, ‘Aaaaaarrgghh Spider!’ and ‘The Tiger who Came to Tea’. Whilst reading ‘The Gruffalo’, the children wanted to know more about the characters. We thought of some brilliant questions and asked some of our children to ‘transform’ into a character from the book so that they could answer them! Our Apples and Pears have such magnificent imaginations!


In geography this half term, we are learning about all things Hot and Cold. We will be investigating why different places in the world are hot and cold. To understand why this is, we will be learning lots of geographical vocabulary, such as equator, poles, climate and landscapes. It would be extremely helpful if you could discuss these words at home with your child in the upcoming weeks to help them with their understanding. Pictures to follow.

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