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Mrs Leeson

Mrs Leeson and Miss Hornsey


Welcome to 1EL's webpage!


We are a happy and enthusiastic group of year 2 children who love to explore and learn new things. 


Mrs Leeson teaches us on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and Miss Hornsey works with us every day and she teaches us all day on Wednesdays and Monday afternoons. 

General Information


Water Bottles

Please send your child's water bottle in with them every day- they need enough water to last the whole day if possible. We will send them home every afternoon to be washed, refilled and returned the following day - plain water only please.



Your child will have English and maths homework to complete each week. This needs to be handed in each Wednesday and will be given back on Fridays.



Each week your child will be given a set of spellings to practise. They need to complete this on the sheet provided and also write a sentence with each of the words. The children should hand these in on Fridays. The children will be tested on their spellings on Fridays. Your child's score will be recorded in their planner each week.



The children are able to change their school reading book on Mondays and Fridays.  It is important that the children read as much as possible and we ask that the children read at least is three times a week - planners will be checked each Monday.


Our belongings: Please name all your child's belonging. We do try to ensure your child returns home with all their belongings and your help with this is much appreciated.


Please do ask if you have any questions.

Term 5

‘You’re never too small to make a difference.’  


Key aspects of learning for this term in Maths will be:

  • place-value
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • multiplication
  • division
  • fractions
  • data

This term the children will also continue to work on recalling their 6x tables and the 8x tables.


In English we will be focusing on books linked to our ‘You’re never too small to make a difference.’ theme. We will be looking at different texts including:


  • Greta and the Giants
  • What a Waste
  • The Polar Bear’s Home


In History, we are going to be learning about changes in living memory focusing on climate change.


*In Science, we will be learning about plants - what they need to grow and why they are important.


*In DT, we are going to be learning to sew and we will be using our new skills to make glove puppets.


*In RE, we will be thinking about the question, ‘Why does Christmas matter to Christians?’


*In PSHE, we will be reflecting upon the question, ‘’How do we keep ourselves healthy?’


*In our PE sessions, we will be focusing on athletics in preparation for our class Mini-Olympics in late June.

Term 2

Around the World


This term, our theme is “Around the World”. In our English lessons we will be focusing on books linked to our ‘Around the World’ theme. We will be looking at different texts including:

  • The Snail and the Whale
  • Meerkat Mail


We will be focusing on different sentence types as well as continuing to learn about nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

In geography we will be learning about names of the oceans and continents, then moving on to look at each continent in more depth. 

In Science, we will continue to learn about animals including humans. We will be learning about how living things change as they get older, what they need to stay alive and then focusing on how we can help ourselves to stay healthy with exercise and a balanced diet. We will also be learning about the senses, 

In DT, we will be creating model homes. 

In IT, we will be continuing to learn about e-safety – how to stay safe on the internet.

In our outdoor PE sessions, we will be doing multi-skills. 

In RE, we will be learning about the beliefs of Muslims and what it means to be part of the Muslim community

Term 1



In English we will be focusing on the story - Anancy and Mr Drybones before moving onto read 'This is the House the Jack Built'. We will be having a go at writing our own estate egents advertisements. We are also going to be developing our joined handwriting. 

In maths we will be learning about place value before moving onto addition then subtraction. We are also eveloping our recall of our 2, 5 and 10 times tables before starting to learn our 3s. 

History - we will be learning about the history of homes, looking at how they have changed over time. 

DT - we will be designing and buildings a home. 


Covid-19 Absence

As we begin our new academic year, we are aware that there may be times when children are unable to be in school. To help continue their learning, we will put work on this page for them to access as needed. There will be a range of activities to be completed that match what is happening in school on those days. When work is completed, please e-mail it to 

Instructions on how to log on to MyMaths

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Additional Resources and Links for Home Learning

Times Table Rock Stars

For logging on, the school postcode is: LN10 6RQ


Crick Web - A brilliant interactive resource for Key Stage One Maths, English and Science games:


Classroom Secrets - Home Learning Pack


Key Stage One BBC Bitesize


White Rose Maths - A brilliant Maths site with resources for every year group


BBC - Personal, Social, Health Education for all ages


Primary Resources - Social, Health Education for all ages


SEAL - Social, Health Education for all ages


Joe Wicks will be using his YouTube Chanel to lead PE at 9am Monday-Friday