Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


Welcome to Year 1/2

If you lose homework/spellings sheets, please do not hesitate to ask for another copy. I always have spares in my classroom available  (we all lose things - it is not a problem!) 

Teacher  - Miss Gibson 

TA - Miss Blackburn



Welcome to Year 1/2

 In our class we work together as a class family to support and encourage each other to succeed to the best of our abilities. Through our engaging curriculum and our staff's passion for teaching and learning, we aim to provide an exciting and creative education for our class to grow and develop high aspirations. We strongly reflect on our Christian Values and embed these daily to create a safe and caring Christian environment.

If you have any questions or queries, any of the staff in our class will be more than happy to try their best to answer these - please do not hesitate to ask.



Key Information

PE days - PE days are on a Wednesday and Friday. Please can you ensure your child has the correct PE kit for both indoor and outdoor lessons in their PE bags and that all PE kit is clearly labelled with their name. PE bags must be brought on a Monday and then taken home on a Friday for washing every week.


Planners and Reading Books

Planners and reading books must be brought into school every day. This allows us to check any messages you have left in planners for us and so that we can leave messages/notes about reading to send home for you too. Additionally, reading books must be in school so that we are able to read with the children on a 1:1 basis. If you do read with your child at home, please make sure that you sign in the planner so that we are aware of this and can change their reading book. Please do not just read the reading book once. Do ensure that you read the book more than once to increase your child's fluency in reading, as well as asking them questions to deepen their understanding of the book/characters as comprehension is a key skill in Year 1/2 that we are constantly trying to develop. 



Homework and spellings are sent out every Friday and usually due in the following Friday. Homework alternates between Literacy and Maths and is linked to our learning in school. Please do support your child in completing homework and spellings as this will help them develop in all areas of their learning.




 In May children will be required to sit KS1 SATs.

This includes;

  • Spelling Test
  • Punctuation and Grammar Test
  • Paper 1 Reading Test
  • Paper 2 Reading Test
  • Mathematics Arithmetic Test
  • Mathematics Reasoning Test
  • To support your child in passing these tests it is vital that you work with your child at home in completing homework/spellings/tasks that are set, as these will reflect on the content we are teaching in school.



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In Year 1/2 we use Class Dojo to keep you posted on what we are up to in school through posting on our class dojo stories. I update this weekly, informing you on key information/dates, as well as who has won the different awards each week in our class!

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Please do check our school twitter to keep updated on all the fun and exciting things that are happening at our busy school. You do not have to have a twitter account to access this!
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