Marksbury C of E Primary School

Marksbury Cof E Primary School

Life at Marksbury C of E Primary School
Marksbury Church


Year 1/2

Welcome to Murray Class - our topic for this term is London.



The day began with a visit from Samuel Pepys, who read part of his diary to us and taught us all about the Great Fire of London. We then played a traditional game with him on the playground.


After this we baked some bread as we discovered the fire started in a bakery.


In the afternoon, we learnt what a 'landmark' was and found out some facts about London landmarks on the iPads. We also had some time to play in our new London role-play corner, which consists of a ticket & tourist information office, gift shop and tube station. 



Hope you are all having a wonderful half term break! 

Here are a few photos of our last day of term. We made dairy-free apple and raspberry crumble! We peeled chopped and cooked all of the ingredients in the morning, showing great team-work and turn taking skills. Then we assembled the crumbles and enjoyed them in the afternoon.



Today Murray class had a fantastic morning at Fosseway school. We joined with 5 other schools and sang several songs altogether that we have been learning over the past few weeks. We then had our own special moment where we got to stand up on stage with microphones and perform a song that only we knew. All of the children performed with enthusiasm and it was wonderful to watch! Thank you for representing Murray class and Marksbury School in such a wonderful way.

01.02.19 SNOW DAY- Enjoy the snow and I will see you all on Monday to hear all about your adventures! :)



Once again it has been another jam-packed week for Murray class- who have been working incredibly hard in every subject but especially in English, where we have been writing our own version of 'Handa's Surprise'.

We have also spent some time this week thinking about why it is GREAT to be different. One of the children brought in a wonderful book called 'Dandylion', which we all enjoyed listening to. Another child also went home and made a beautiful book that was all about why it is important that we are all different and explained that the world would be a very boring place if we were all the same! 

Thank you parents for supporting the children's learning at home!



Today we were very busy making delicious pesto pasta! We used basil leaves from our science experiment to make a dairy-free pesto that was very tasty! We carefully chopped all of the ingredients and learnt about water reaching it's 'boiling point'.

Pictures to follow! 



In our English lessons this week we have been looking a 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne and by Wednesday we were able to read the whole book as a class off by heart- which was a fantastic achievement! We used some great actions and drew some pictures to help us remember the words along the way, here are some photos of us telling the story.

Welcome back!


We have had a busy, fun week in Murray class.

Our new topic for this term is 'Food Around the World' and on Monday we had a tasting session! We tasted three different foods from different parts of the world: naan bread, spring rolls and popcorn! 

Can you tell which food was the children's favourite? 

Thank you year 1/2 for making my first week as your teacher a wonderful one! Miss Moore :)

Visit to THE PIG 

Murray Class were fortunate enough to be invited to THE PIG for some Christmas decorating. A few pictures are below.



These past few weeks, we have had quite a heavy Nativity focus. The children are doing fantastically in remembering their lines, the songs and actions and when to come on and off. Please help your child by going through the songs and their lines at home too.

We are really looking forward to the performances already!



Our last two class challenges have been very successful! One week, the children had to make a bridge over a flood in our classroom ONLY out of newspaper. This proved to be a challenge but the majority of the children found a way!

Another week, we had to create a fishing game. The children had to make a fishing-rod and a board with counters (fish) to catch.

Some pictures of both are below. 

We have had a lovely few weeks with the excitement of Harvest Festival at school. For this, we made cakes and soup and presented some of our research in assembly. 

Below is the winning table from our Phonics word competition on Wednesday (3.10.18).

We are looking forward to the last 3 weeks of the term.

Well, what a great first week we have had! Here is a picture of our happy, smiling class even at the end of our first jam-packed week!

Well, what a brilliant summer it’s been! 

I am looking forward to welcoming the new year 1 into our classroom to join the year 2 children. As usual we have lots of exciting things planned for the new School term - please watch this space for more details.




Important information:

  • Children will need their PE kits in school everyday. Regular PE sessions are: Tuesday morning swimming, and Wednesday afternoon.  In addition to this Year 2 children will have Tai Chi lessons every Monday afternoon. 
  • Year 2 homework will be handed out on Friday and should be handed back in on Wednesday.  The homework will be based around what the children are learning in class that week and should take between 10 and 20 minutes.  The idea is for the year 2 children to get used to the idea of homework before moving into KS2.  It is better for your child to complete a small amount of homework well, for example writing one sentence well, rather than spending too much time on a piece. 
  • Children's book bags may not be checked every day, so please remind your child to hand any letters / messages to their teacher or the office.
  • Reading - Year 1 books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Year 2 books will be changed on a Tuesday and Thursday. Year 2 children will take two books home on a Thursday. 
  • Spellings - every child has a set of spellings that build up to a collection of key words.  Once they can spell all the words in the collection correctly, confidently and independently they will be awarded their spelling badge.

If you have any further questions please come in to see us or send a message in the home school diary.   


The names of any phonics or reading schemes in operation used in Key Stage 1 are:

LETTERS AND SOUNDS in R/Y1/2 supported by Jolly Phonics/Oxford Reading Tree and various other schemes.

Please refer to the following videos for information on how to help your child with spellings:

Spellings: Tricky Words

Spellings: Alternative pronunciations

Spellings: Alternative spellings

Spellings: New sounds