St Johns Nottingham

Believe Endeavour Succeed Together


We are a mixed age class of year 1 and year 2 children. Mrs Ward is the teacher and is assisted by Mrs Colley, Miss Smith and Mr Sutton.


Just a few reminders:

PE is on Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesdays, come in your kit (or bring your swimming kit if it is your turn for going to the pool). On Thursdays, please bring your PE kit with you to change into later in the day. Don't forget joggers and a jumper as the weather gets colder!

Please remember to bring a water bottle to school every day so that we can make sure we all have enough water.

It's really helpful if the children have their bookbags in school every day, as we have different groups for reading each day and we like to remind the children to change their own choice books.

Information about reading diaries, bookmark stickers and spellings is here.

Thank you.



This half term, we have been focusing on the countries of Great Britain and then we investigated living on a small Scottish island. The Katie Morag stories have taught us a lot about life in a small community and what we might find in the landscape and village on an island.

Here are some photos to share with you about our learning.

Chalk pictures showing the hills, housing and bay:

              Scottish flapjack!


Our display shows our weaving of tartan patterns, our super island designs and watercolour miniatures. We even wrote our own adventures for Katie Morag.

We had great fun on Katie Morag day dressing up, eating shortbread, singing songs and practising our Scottish dancing. The children's sword dancing was amazing!








 by Class 2

Well done, children, for all your great ideas!


Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside!

Class 2 have really enjoyed out first topic for this term.   

We've read about  Mr. Grinling's adventures in the Lighthouse Keeper Series           and created beach and lighthouse pictures. 



 We've written instructions for making jam sandwiches and made and eaten them as part of our delicious picnic. They were nearly as good as Mrs Grinling made!

We've investigated old photographs and film clips to find out about Victorian seaside holidays and learnt some amazing facts. We've even eaten hokey-pokeys!


 Shh...It's storytime



Mrs Middleton reads Mr Muddle

Mrs Ward reads Paddington

Mr Sutton reads A very noisy night

Mrs Sutton reads Bumpus, jumpus, dinosaurumpus!

Mrs Scott reads The Pet Shop

Miss Smith reads Lost and Found

Mrs Colley reads Little Miss Shy and the lion

Mr Downes reads The tale of the naughty, little rabbit

Mrs Ward reads The Gruffalo's child

Mrs Middleton reads Little Teddy left behind

Mrs Sutton reads We're going on a bear hunt

Mrs Colley reads On the way home

Mr Sutton reads Owl babies

Mrs Scott reads The Black Cat

Mrs Colley reads Hungry Harry

Mr Sutton reads Hairy MaClary from Donaldson's Dairy

Mrs Middleton reads Who are you, stripy horse?

Mrs Ward reads Mog the forgetful cat