Welcome to Years 1 and 2

P1100101We hope you find the following information useful. If you have any questions or comments, please email rachel.carr@york.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can phone school and leave a message via the office or pop in and see us at the end of the day.



At the start of each term, we will send out a Year 1/2 Newsletter via ParentPay. The newsletter outlines the curriculum and relevant information for that term. Here is our Summer 2018 Newsletter.

The Curriculum

All state primary schools have to follow the National Curriculum. At Lord Deramore’s, we have used the National Curriculum as a basis for a creative, topic-based curriculum designed to stimulate the interest of the children.

For more detail of our curriculum for this term, follow the link below.

Curriculum Overview

English and maths are core subjects which are tested at Year 2 and Year 6. Use the following links to find out more.

‘How Can I Help My Child in Year 1?’

‘How Can I Help My Child in Year 2?’

Progression Booklets

Y1 Maths Y2 Maths
Y1 Reading Y2 Reading
Y1 Writing & SPaG Y2 Writing & SPaG

The Primary National Curriculum

English in the National Curriculum – Spelling

English in the National Curriculum – Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

Information on KS1 & KS2 SATs 2016


Our aim is to foster a love of books and reading for enjoyment and information. Please hear your child read a minimum of three times a week; even fluent readers benefit from reading aloud to an adult and talking about what they have read.  It is important that you note in your child’s planner each time they read with you at home and write the book title and ‘Please change’ if you think they are ready for a new book. Don’t forget to check your child’s understanding of the text by asking questions.

Phonics & Reading in EY & KS1

Top Tips for Reading Year 1

Top Tips for Reading Year 2

Book Trust Great Books Guide Age 4 – 5

Book Trust Great Books Guide Age 6 – 7

Book Trust Great Books Guide Age 8+


Homework menus will be sent home each half term. Please sign and date activities when they are completed. There are always more activities than weeks so not all activities need to be completed.

You will find the latest menu HERE in January 2018.

Please do come and speak to us if you have any questions. Thank you.

Remember you can also keep up to date with what is happening in school on Facebook and Twitter.

Useful Links


ICT Games

Phonics Play

Oxford Owls