Years 1 + 2 Blog


Welcome to Foundation Stage! We work with children from three to five years and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We have a FS1 Base (Nursery) and a FS2 Base (Reception). The teachers in FS1 are Mrs Hotchkiss and Miss Hotchkiss who are supported by Curriculum Specialist Mrs Byrne and Teaching Assistants Mrs Stephens and Mrs Harrison. In FS2 the teachers are Mrs Bell and Mrs Hurst who are supported by Teaching Assistants Miss Shaw and Miss Crooks.

During children’s time in Foundation Stage they will cover three prime areas of learning through child led and adult led activities. The prime areas are: Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. These prime areas are the most essential to a child’s healthy development and future learning.

They will also cover four specific areas which are: Literacy, Mathematical Development, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. We work closely together as a Foundation Stage team and with the rest of Angram Bank School. We take part in Achievement Day, termly Parents Evening, parent workshops and fundraising events. Children get on the Angram Bank bus in our Foundation Stage and continue on an exciting learning journey!


FS1 In The Moment

FS1 Reading Spine

FS1 Spring Two Homework Sheet

FS2 Summer Planning Overview



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Welcome to Y1/2! Our teachers are Miss Leesley, Mr Bunting and Miss Overton. Mrs Wood and Mrs Marsden are around each day to support our learning.  We are all busy bees and love to grow our brains. We hope you enjoy reading our regular blog updates showcasing our learning.

Be kind and help your brain grow, get on the values rainbow!

Spring Learning Enquiry 2019: The 1960s and The Great Fire of London


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New Playground
We are very excited to introduce our new PEZ (Primary Exercise Zone) on the junior playground!

The paintwork doesn't only look impressive but it is designed to be multi-purpose and will encourage and support children in PE lessons, afterschool clubs and in break times. It is a 'non-slip' surface which means children can really take off around the track safely. The PEZ will be opened on Monday 8th April after the Easter holidays to all children. Feel free to come and see it yourself and have a race (or two) after the holidays! Thank you to Sponsor Sport GB who installed the PEZ. Here are some before and after photos!









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Y2 Maths W/C 11th March

This week in maths, we have been applying our understanding of column addition and subtraction to word problems. We have been looking closely at the clues within the problem to decide if we need to add the numbers or subtract them. There will be a number of these styles of questions in the reasoning SATs test.

We also began looking at equations that have a missing number. e.g.  28 + ? = 54
We discussed that to solve this we will need to do 54 - 28. This can be quite a complicated concept to understand so we are going to continue to develop this skill over the coming weeks.

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Y1/2 Sports Hall Athletics

Sixteen children from Y1/2 went to Ecclesfield secondary school today to take part in a KS1 Athletics event. 
Each child had the opportunity to try a variety of field events and take part in some track races against children from other local schools.
Everyone gave each event their all and showed so much determination and resilience. 



Four children from Angram Bank also received either a special t-shirt or medal. They were particularly noticed by helpers at the event for trying hard and being quite speedy too! Well done to everyone, we are feeling fantastically proud as always.



Thank you to all the families for being the loudest cheering out of everyone there! Without you, it wouldn't have been possible.

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World Book Day 2019

Today Angram Bank celebrated World Book Day. We had lots of fun reading new books and sharing our own favourites. This afternoon, we visited each teacher in Y1/2 and did lots of different activities. We went on an exciting treasure hunt, created beautiful pieces of art and even learnt some cool magic tricks.









Thank you to all of our families for making the day so wonderful with their fantastic outfits.

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Y2 Maths W/C 4th March

This week, we have been combining everything we know about column addition and subtraction.

We have been solving different calculations and problems with a mix of addition and subtraction. It can be difficult to switch between skills as it is easy to accidentally do the opposite operation.

Children will need to switch between addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in their SATs.

We have also been learning how to tell the time in our Maths Meetings. Children should be able to tell the time at 15 minute intervals to reach expected and to the nearest 5 minutes to achieve the greater depth. The best way for children to learn to tell the time is to look at a clock at different points through their days to reinforce the skill.

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