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 One Homework Sheet

Foundation Stage Two- Spring Overview

FS2 Continuous Provision 04.02.19



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Welcome to Y3/4! You will find Mrs Whitham and Mr Merone teaching a wide range of lessons in Lower Key Stage Two. Miss Larkin and Miss Smith are around each day to support our learning. We hope you enjoy reading our regular blog updates showcasing our learning.

Spring Planning:

Learning Enquiry Planning - Go for Green

English - Based around the story Michael Recycle


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Y2 Maths - W/C 8th Feb

This week in maths we practiced column subtraction. First we learnt what to do when there is always enough ones to subtract such as 78 - 25.

We then moved onto column subtraction when you need to regroup a ten into ten ones such as 54 - 28. We have only done this practically so far using resources and will be looking at the written method when we return after the holidays. We will blog our step by step way then.

Have a fantastic week!

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The Sweetest Day

Scientists took over in Y1/2 today! We were visited by Magnetic Milla who taught us some sweet making skills.

We had an assembly with Milla in the morning then each class spent some time learning about the science behind sweets.





We began by investigating why things fizz. We learnt that when an acid meets an alkali it creates a reaction and fizzes. This happens in sweets such as sherbet. We created our own sherbet by mixing citric acid (the acid), baking powder (the alkaline) and icing sugar (for a sweet taste). We found that it made a reaction on our tongue. Sweet... or sour judging by some of our reactions!







We then found out why lemonade reacts to sweets such as Mentos. We went outside and tried it out. It was unbelievable how high it went.



We also predicted what the lemonade would taste like afterwards and tested our hypothesis. We used three children to give ourselves a more valid result and ensure the test was fair. We agreed it was less fizzy and had a minty taste.



We also tried on some funky glasses. These were not only stylish, they also made rainbows all round the room! We found out that light contains all the colours of the rainbow but we only see the white light usually. The look of wonder on our faces says it all.



Finally, we saw how candy floss was made. We didn't know that it was only made from one ingredient... sugar! We predicted if it would fizz in our mouths before taste testing again. The three testers agreed that it didn't fizz and this was because there was no acid and alkaline reacting.   

We had a great day being super scientists and can't wait to share our sherbet at home.







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Y2 Maths - Week beginning 4th Feb

After our Y2 SATs meeting last week, some parents requested that we would share with you the methods we have been using and what we have been covering. Here's our first of what will usually be weekly maths blogs.

This week in maths, we have been practicing column addition.

We have practiced what we do when the ones are more than 9 and how we regroup it into the next ten.

Here's a picture showing the way we record column addition at Angram Bank. This layout is what we use throughout school.



We start by adding the ones. 6 ones + 8 ones = 14 ones and we write that below the answer box to help us remember it. We then see that 4 of the ones can go in our answer box so we write it in and then cross out the 4 below because we know we have used it. We then regroup our 10 ones into a ten and write that above the tens column so we know we still need to add that on. We can now cross out the 1 below the answer box as it has been used. Then we add the tens. 4 tens + 3 tens + 1 ten = 8 tens.

Please pop in if you have any more questions. :)
Happy adding!

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Year 1 Safer Internet Day


As part of Internet Safety Day we have been looking at how to stay safe on the computer and tablet. With the help of Buddy the Dog we looked at how to deal with certain situations that Ben had to deal with on his brand new tablet. We came up with some good ideas on how Ben should deal with each scenario.

We spent some time during the lesson creating internet safety posters.
We are really pleased with them!







If there is any doubt whilst on the computer remember Buddy's song!
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Y2 Safer Internet Day 2019

Tuesday 5th February 2019 was this year's Safer Internet Day.

In Y2, we participated in it by learning all about how we can stay safe when we are on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. Buddy the dog helped us out with a song to remind us to ask a grown up for help.

We talked about only playing on games that are rated as appropriate to go on for our age and why games have age ratings. We also discussed how to keep our information safe online and to ask permission from an adult before we download or watch something.

We then created internet safety posters which could help someone else to be safe online. Here are a few of our fabulous designs.






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