Year 1 & 2


St Therese class thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the KS1 dance festival this week at the Mountbatten Centre. They worked with teachers and young leaders from local secondary schools to learn and share a dance sequence. Everyone had fun and there were some very tired children by the time they returned to school!

Folk Active Big Ceilidh Week

In October some of our Year 2 children had to opportunity to take part in this year's 'Big Ceilidh Week' hosted by the Portsmouth Music Hub and Folk Active. We had a very fun morning listening and dancing to folk music. Our children were fabulous ambassadors for our school and we were very proud of them, not only for their dancing, but also for the way they mixed and danced with children from other schools.

Portsmouth music hub page

As part of our creation learning in RE, year 1.2 retold the creation story using musical instruments. We thought carefully about the mood and sounds on each day of the story and applied this in our final piece.

KS1 went to the Mountbatten centre on the 5th of July for infant agility. The two teams came first and second.

Year 2 Music Hub Performance - Stories

Year 2 recently hosted a performance with the Portsmouth music hub where they sung songs, from Goldilocks and Puss in Boots, to the Big Bad Wolf and the Gingerbread Man, the children brought the characters and stories to life with their vibrant costumes and enthusiastic and expressive singing.



On Friday 8th February, the children of Year 1/2 were lucky enough to have training from Scootability.  They learned how to confidently ride a scooter and some aspects of road safety.

Post Office Visit

In January our Year 1/2 children linked with a school in New Zealand.  We hope to find out what school is like there and have written to them to tell them all about our school.  Some of our children went to the Post Office to post our letters.

Writing Stories

In year 1/2 we have been reading a book called the 'Treasure of Pirate Frank', the children have listened to the style that the author used and have re-created their own story using different characters. See below a video of a child reading one of these stories.


Pirates' day

On Friday the 7th of September we kick-started our pirate theme with a pirates day, all the children and staff dressed as pirates, we learnt how to talk like a pirate and sing sea shanties.