Tadley Community Primary School

Tadley Community Primary School

Year 1/2

Welcome to KS1!

Here you will find out what we do in Year 1 & 2 throughout the year, key dates and information and updated homework for each week.


There are three classes in Years 1 and 2

Shark class- Miss Davies

Turtle class- Miss Royal

Starfish class- Miss Wood


Enjoy looking at all the hard work we do and all the fun activities we participate in!

Garden Music and Art Work

This week, in our afternoon sessions, we have been exploring all things related to the Garden and our Outdoor Learning Area.

* The children went down to water their seeds that they planted the week before. We were very excited to see some small shoots starting to grow!

* We were very excited to also learn some new songs related to plants and growing. We learnt songs such as:

The Vegetable Song

Sprouts, carrots, peas and beans,

Peas and beans,

Sprouts, carrots, peas and beans,

Peas and beans,

And onions and corn and potatoes too,

Sprouts, carrots, peas and beans,

Peas and beans!


* The children then created their art work ready for the large display in the hall. We used a variety of materials such as paint, water colours and oil pastels to create large flowers head, stems and the sky.


* Using their knowledge of how to prepare the soil and plant seeds the children came up with their own dance routine working in unison. The children thought of three movements that would represent the hard work of digging and turning over the soil.



The children then pretended to be seeds growing into a beautiful flower.




Growing into beautiful flowers

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Summer Term Newsletter

All Stars cricket


On Monday 29th April we had the opportunity to learn and play some cricket. Neil, from All Stars, explained to us what cricket was and asked whether we had played it before. Only a couple of children had. We learnt how to hold a cricket bat and then practised some skills. We all had a lot of fun and learnt some new skills we can implement into other sports if not cricket.



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Our Trip to The New Forest Wildlife Park


On Thursday 14th March, Year 1/2 made the hour journey to the New Forest Wildlife Park. We were excited to see the variety of animals that were there. As we arrived, the children were full of anticipation. Our first encounter was with Hobbit the Barn Owl. The children found out lots of facts about Hobbit including that his dark eyes meant that he hunts at night and that he can turn his head ¾ of the way around! (We know how far this is as we had been learning about fractions in our Maths lessons!)

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Next, we were guided around the park by our leaders who worked at the Wildlife Park. We saw a huge variety of animals, some who originally came from the U.K and others who had been brought over from other countries. Some of the animals we saw were:

* Wolves ~ there were 5 wolves at the park. We learnt about the darker wolves being males and the lighter ones the females.

* Wallabies ~ We were about to get up close to these creatures if we were quiet enough and we learnt about the similarities between these and kangaroos. The children found it funny that they can’t jump backwards!

* Other types of owls ~ The children enjoyed the Little Owl the most who scooted around the floor. Our guide was shocked to see one of them eating the hedgehog food.

* Otters ~ Some of the children had already decided that otters were their favourite animals. We saw otters that lives in different environments. Some had an inside pool which we enjoyed seeing them swim in and the giant otters lived outside ~ they were much bigger than we expected!

* Deer ~ We were surprised to see that the deer roamed the park freely although we couldn’t get very close as they were quite timid. The children were concerned to see that one looked injured! Our guide told us that he had hurt himself trying to get under a fence but that he was fine now.

There were many other species that we saw and we really enjoyed our trip out!

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Our Spring Welly Walk and Bug Hunt!


Year 1 and 2 spent the afternoon observing signs of Spring across the school grounds.


We spoke about the life cycle of a daffodil. On our field we noticed some daffodils were at the ‘Flowering’ stage of their life cycle and the ‘Seed Dispersal’ stage. We also noticed lots of other smaller flowers coming into bloom.

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In the garden we came across a few signs of new life! Our strawberries look very healthy and our garlic is growing strong and tall! I’m sure we will be able to make garlic bread once it is ready to eat! We look forward to eating some yummy strawberries too.
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We discovered many bugs and insects when searching through micro-habitats. Our search consisted of quietly looking in our pond area, under logs, in the grass and in shrubs and trees. Luckily enough, we saw lots and managed to take some photos. Some of them were far too fast for us though!




Shield Bug




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…Oh, and the lovely horses that live opposite the school! 

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Autumn Welly Walk