Year 1/2 2018 - 2019

Mrs Molloy

Science Co-ordinator
KS1 Class Teacher

Mrs Hopkinson


Welcome to The Excellent Elephant Class!

Mrs Molloy and Mrs Hopkinson are really excited to be teaching Year 1/2 and have a fantastic year full of interesting topics planned! Our Topic for Summer One is 'Destination Outer Space', which focuses on developing our history skills through exploring the significant individuals Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake.  


We'll be using this website to share lots of information with children and parents, including galleries showcasing our learning, letters and calendar dates. 



  • Children will use their knowledge of times tables to count the eyes on aliens in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • They will estimate and weigh moonrocks
  • They will build a junk model rocket, identifying the 3D shapes they have used.
  • They will apply knowledge of measures for a recipe e.g. space cakes


  • Individual Liberty- would you chose to go on a space holiday? Why? Why not?


  • Non-Fiction: Write letters to NASA with questions they may have, Instructions- how to launch a rocket, Planet fact files
  • Narrative: Recount a trip to Space
  • Poetry: Star / Space poems linked to ‘How to Catch a Star’, Sun poetry applying synonyms for hot
  • Children will research the life of Neil Armstrong and learn about the first moon landing
  • Create a class time capsule to send to Space, what would they put inside and why?
  • Compare life in space between Time Peake in 2016 and Neil Armstrong

Destination Outer Space




  • This half term children will create their own moon buggies using mechanisms.


Science – Plants
  • Children will explore day and night, link text ‘Day Monkey, Night Monkey’
  • They will investigate how the day length varies in Summer and find out why it gets darker earlier in the Winter.


  • Research a famous astronaut e.g. Neil Armstrong, Tim Peake
  • Watch moon landings
  • Observe planets



Files to Download

Year 1/2: Gallery items

World Book Day, by Mrs Bolton

Our Sea Creature Masks, by Mrs Molloy

Year 1/2: Events items

Half Term, by Mrs Bolton

Enrichment Week , by Mrs Bolton

Break up for Summer , by Mrs Bolton