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Sheppard (Year 1/2)

Welcome to Sheppard class 

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Welcome to Sheppard Class

We are a mixed Year 1/2 class who have a very exciting year ahead. 

Our class teacher is Mrs Murt, and we have support from Mrs Rogers, Miss Foster and Mrs Murphy throughout the day. We also have Mr Cassidy working with us as he trains to become a teacher.

Reading is a big focus this year to improve our phonics, fluency and writing. We would appreciate it if you could read with your child daily to ensure they are making progress.

During the Spring term we will be learning about coastlines in our Geography lessons, how plants survive in Science and how to draw and print flowers in Art. In PE, we are focusing on ball games and in Computing we are programming Beebots.

Please follow us on Twitter to find out more about what is going on in our classroom.

If you have any questions, please get in contact with me through the school office.

Thank you

Mrs Murt 

Key Information

Curriculum Overview:

RE - Why did Jesus welcome everyone?

The aim of this unit is to increase our children's awareness that Jesus was an extraordinary person who welcomed everyone as a friend and he had the power to miraculously heal people.

Geography - Coastlines

This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.

Science - Plant survival

This project teaches children about the growth of plants from seeds and bulbs. They observe the growth of plants firsthand, recording changes over time and identifying what plants need to grow and stay healthy.

Art - Flower Head

This project teaches children about the visual elements of flowers, including shape, texture, colour, pattern and form. They also explore various artistic methods, including drawing, printmaking and 3-D forms, using paper and clay.


This year, children will have a list of ten words to practice at home and also a Little Wandle sheet to complete. This sheet will help support the work we are doing in class during our phonics session. 

Please read over the sheet a few times to help increase your childs fluency.



Reading books will be given to children on Thursday and expected to return them to school by Wednesday

Please ensure to read with your child daily.


P.E. lessons:

Sheppard Class have PE every Friday. Please ensure that your child comes to school on those days in the school PE kit with a school jumper over the top if they are cold. 



Times tables:

By the end of year 2 children are expected to have learnt the  2, 5 and 10 times tables. Please continue to practice these at home and use these websites to support with their learning: 

Times Table Rockstars

Top Marks Hit The Button


Online Learning

Reading Wise

Purple Mash

Times Table Rockstar

Useful Websites 

BBC Bitesize

Oak National Academy

Classroom Secrets


Phase 2 and 3 Phonics games

Parents and carers, please note that all websites have been checked and deemed appropriate for use by pupils at the time of publishing. However, please be aware that some websites may change their content from time to time.