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Year One and Two

Class teachers – Miss Ramwell and Mrs Brassington


Year 2 SATs information

7 April 2017


Please ask if you have any questions regarding assessments.



Easter at Saint Mary’s

7 April 2017




School hall displays –


Each class used their enterprise skills to create an item to sell at our Easter Eggstravaganza-


Our festivities ended with a splendid Easter bonnet parade –













KS1 supporting the CAFOD Lenten Appeal

21 March 2017

Class 1 and 2 have been donating silver coins to help Turn little fish into Big fish this Lent. Find out more at http://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-schools/Lent









Pirates Assembly

16 March 2017

With a rendition of the sea shanty ‘A Pirate’s Life for Me’, class 2 entertained parents and pupils at their Pirate themed assembly.


Water experiments

25 January 2017

Class 2 observed how different materials absorbed water.



Colourful castles inspired by Paul Klee

16 January 2017
Castles inspired by Paul Klee














The three little pigs

9 January 2017

Class 2 have helped the three little pigs build their homes from adjectives!



Special people

12 January 2017

Class 2 invited Mrs Barber into school to talk about her special roles in our school and parish. They used Purple Mash to create pictures of special people. They asked the question – what makes a person special?





Programme of Study

January 2017


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Programme of Study Spring term 2017

Come and See – Letter to Parents Spring 2017




If I lived in a snowglobe…

5 December 2016

We have been looking at List poems. We began by looking at the poem ‘Today, I feel…’ written by Gervaise Phinn. Based on his poem we then wrote our own and gave it the title ‘If I lived in a snowglobe…’






15 November 2016


Years 1 and 2 have created picture frames for their beautiful portraits.



Our Lady

21 October 2016

During the month of October we honour Mary Our Mother and say the prayers of the Holy Rosary. The children have created beautiful grottos of Our Lady of Lourdes. The children have been learning the prayer of the church dedicated to Mary –

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.



Around Class 2 this half term

20 October 2016

Year 1 and 2 have been thinking about what it means to belong.


The children have been finding out about Florence Nightingale. They started by thinking of their own questions about ‘The Lady of the Lamp’. Find out more about this heroine in the Infant Encyclopedia. (Tip- click the blank screen to begin the activities)


Class 2 have enjoyed their Roald Dahl themed reading and writing area.



Roald Dahl Day

13 September 2016

The whole school celebrated what would have been the 100th Birthday of Roald Dahl. Please enjoy the photographs below of the hall display showing creative writing, colourful artwork and revolting recipes inspired by the children’s favourite author.


Programme of Study

September 2016


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Programme of study Autumn term 2016

Come and See- Letter to parents Autumn 2016




2 May 2016

In preparation for the Feast of Pentecost, classes 1 and 2 have been thinking about God the Holy Spirit. The children have created paintings inspired by Van Gogh; decorated birthday cards for the church; created booklets with ideas on how to spread the Good News and have written prayers to the Holy Spirit.


Our Queen at 90

21 April 2016

To celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s milestone birthday, the children of Saint Mary’s took part in a number challenge focusing only on the number 90! Class 1 investigated how to make 90 which included a great first attempt at spelling ‘ninety’. Class 2 used mathematical equipment to explore the value of 90. Class 3 calculated which towns can be found 90 miles away from New Mills. Class 4 used algebra to create their own ‘Guess the number’ puzzles.


Programme of Study

15 April 2016


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Programme of Study Summer Term 2016

Come and See- Summer 2016 inc Islam


Easter Bonnet Competition

24 March 2016


Easter bonnet parade


World Book Day

3 March 2016

We enjoyed sharing stories together today as we celebrated World Book Day. Each of us had brought into school an object such as a toy animal or a hat that represented one of our favourite books.



Seasonal Changes

8 January 2016

As part of their study of seasonal changes, class 2 have looked at famous pieces of art and using different mediums they have created their own masterpieces!


Programme of Study

8 January 2016
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The links below provide an overview of the spring term in .pdf format-

Programme of Study Spring term 2016

Come and See – Letter to parents Spring 2016



Prickly Hay!

11 December 2015

Mrs King – “What an absolute pleasure it was to watch the infants perform their Christmas nativity, it was simply the best! The children looked and sounded amazing, a lovely memory to treasure. I was delighted to see so many parents, friends and relatives of the children attending the performances. Many thanks for your generous donations to the school.”


‘Dinosaur of Wonder’ Museum

 25 November 2015

After a scary ‘encounter’ with a dinosaur in their classroom the children began to explore the topic of dinosaurs. They set about learning the skills of a palaeontologist by practising on chocolate chip cookies! With news of dinosaur bones being uncovered in the school grounds, class 2 were on hand to carefully excavate the finds.


With so many exciting discoveries, the children decided to open their own museum. By special invitation class 1 came to see the fossils, artefacts and newly uncovered bones which the museum tour guides were only pleased to tell them about! A charming game exploring the work of a palaeontologist can be found on the pbskids website here.


Remembrance Day Assembly

11 November 2015

Here are some photographs of the assembly we led for the whole school. We shared a poem, crafts, prayers and information about Remembrance day. Mrs King thought we were amazing! The poppy wreath we made together has been placed at the war memorial in nearby High Lea Park.


Click the video link below to see us singing a Taize chant  ‘Jesus remember me’  – we adapted some of the words to fit the occasion.