Mars – Year 1 & 2

Welcome to the class page for Mars class!

This is where you can find out about what we have been learning, our daily routines and see what Mars class is all about.

The teacher of Mars class is Mrs Andrews.

Learning in Years 1 and 2

Lessons taught in years one and two follow the National Curriculum.

The subjects within the National Curriculum are as followed;

English, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, Design, Technology (including food), Music, Physical Education, PSHE and RE.

Chinese New Year 

Our reception children are doing a 2 week topic about Chinese New Year!
Mars joined Earth and learnt facts about the Chinese New Year and their traditions, ate fortune cookies and then made lanterns to celebrate the lantern festival

At Ridgewell Primary School forest school and outdoor learning is a huge part of the children’s learning. Please see the below picture gallery.

The children in KS1 enjoyed a very autumnal walk and took full advantage of this beautiful October sunshine we are having. The children will regularly be adventuring out in the different seasons to take note of the changes that happen throughout the year. They completed and scavenger hunt and tried to catch the falling leaves.

During our latest Forest School session the children were tasked with creating edible decorations to add to our beautiful Christmas tree. They covered the tree and with our new outdoor cameras they were ready to catch any wildlife enjoying their delicious snacks. Below are a few of the animals that made the most of these treats.


The children have been looking at habitats in their science topic this term and were tasked with creating their own. Everyone put a lot of thought and effort into these and they all turned out great. Well done!

News Report

The children wrote then presented their ‘Traction Man’ news reports to the class. They thoroughly enjoyed this and were very professional.

Design & Technology 

Amazing puppets designed by the children were made and sewn together bringing their creations to life. A big thank you to the parents that came along to support their child/children and who also helped others. It was a really enjoyable morning for everyone.