You can contact Mr Hartley by emailing him on – [email protected]

Year 1 and 2 Curriculum Information Booklet


Please click on the links below to see what we will be

learning this half term

KS1 Summer2 Overview

Hunstanton Homework Summer 2

Mr D Hartley


Hello, my name is Doug Hartley and I’ve been teaching so long I’ve forgotten the year I started, it was some time in the last century.  After retiring, I became a supply teacher because I missed being in a classroom working with children.  I came to Greyfriars in 2018 and enjoyed working here so much I applied for a permanent post.  I am pleased to be part of this hard working team.  
My classroom mantra is ” ‘I can and I will,’ said the little red train as it puffed up the hill.”  Ask your children to tell you the story.  
Outside of school I enjoy model making and spending time with  my family, especially my grandchildren.


Hunstanton Week Ending Friday 25th June

Posted on Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Hi Squirts and your families,

This week we have been Uplevelling sentences as part of our English work about Dr Xargle’s Book of Eartlets.

In maths we have been learning to tell the time using an analogue clock. You should all be able to tell o’clock, half past, quarter-past and quarter-to even if you can’t remember how to tell the time to within 5 mins. You realised this week how important knowing your 5 times table was.

In DT we have been designing our bunting ready to learn how to do a running stitch next week.

I’m sorry there are no pictures this week. Perhaps some of you will keep reminding me to take some photos during next week.

We must also remember to keep an eye on the tadpoles in the pond who are quickly becoming froglets.

See you on Monday.

Mr H.


Summer Reading Challenge

Posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021


Do you want something for your children to do in the summer holidays? Look at this reading challenge organised by Norfolk Library Service. Keep your little busy all summer and sign up today!

Parent Flyer NCC 

Summer Reading Activities Challenge V4

Keep calm and keep reading!!


Hunstanton Week Ending Friday 18th June

Posted on Sunday, June 20th, 2021

Hello Squirts,

In this blog I have included all the photos of you finishing cars (or as I say buggies ) in DT. I have also included some photos of the tadpoles in the pond in the sensory garden as we have been watching these develop for a few weeks. Who knows, maybe by next week we shall see some froglets!
























Looking forward to seeing you all next week.

Mr H.





Hunstanton Blog 7-5-21

Posted on Friday, May 7th, 2021

Hello Parents of my Hunstanton Squirts,

As part of our topic about Toys we had an amazing picnic on Thursday lunchtime despite the weather.

We experienced a before, during and after encounter with it.

Before and during:

Picnic 1

Picnic 3

picnic 2

Then, five minutes after we got back to the classroom there was an amazing storm which ended with snow.

Outside, opposite the classroom.

In the open doorway to the entrance of the classroom.









We were unable to play traditional Victorian games outside because of the weather but we will try to next week.

Best wishes,

Mr H.



Hunstanton Fri 26th March 2021

Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2021

Good Morning  Super, Smart, Studious, Soft-hearted, Sleek, Sparkly, Scary, Sensible (Really?), Sprightly, Saucy, Shrewd, Sociable,  Stupendous, Squirts,

I hope you have enjoyed your final week of the Spring Term and are looking forward to the Easter Holidays.

I have been sent some photos of your PE lesson with Mrs Woods which I have attached below. It looks like you are continuing to blow away the cobwebs from Lockdown. Some of your track suites are so bright and colourful, I at first thought you were wearing your pyjamas!





I hope you all enjoy the Easter Holiday and don’t eat so much chocolate it makes you sick.

I no longer have to shield after the end of this month so I will be back with you for the beginning of the Summer Term which I am really looking forward to.

Take care and stay safe,

Mr H.



Hunstanton Fri 19th March 2021

Posted on Friday, March 19th, 2021

Good Morning  Super, Smart, Soft-hearted, Sleek, Sparkly, Scary, Sensible (Really?), Sprightly, Saucy, Shrewd, Sociable,  Stupendous, Squirts,

I hope you’ve had another great week with Mr Horton. Looking at the photos he sent me for the blog you have been busy. Judging by the smiles you’ve been enjoying yourselves as well. So pleased to see that.

This week, the photos fall neatly into two groups. The first is of you doing fractions from Power Maths and the second is making Easter Cards.












Making Easter Cards.

Making Easter Cards.








Making Easter Cards.

Making Easter Cards.








Making Easter Cards.

The sun is shining. Yippee!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your last week at school before the Easter Holidays.

Take care and stay safe,



Hunstanton Fri 12th March 2021

Posted on Friday, March 12th, 2021

Good Morning  Super, Smart, Soft-hearted, Sleek, Sparkly, Scary, Sensible (Really?), Sprightly, Saucy, Sociable,  Stupendous, Squirts,

I hope you have enjoyed your first week back at school. I understand you are having a great time with Mr. Horton; I am really pleased about that.

He has sent me some pictures of the PE lesson and some science work you have been doing on forces; push and pulls.

PE with Mrs. Woods.

PE with Mrs. Woods.








Identifying Push and Pull forces in everyday actions.

Sophie and Oakley – Science work.









Spellings for this week:

door, floor, poor, because, find, kind, mind, behind, child, children, wild, climb, most, only, both, old, cold. 

These are the words you have been practising this week and will be tested on next Friday.

I really miss you all and can’t wait to be back. I hope you have all helped Tyler to settle in.

Take care and stay safe,

Mr H.


Hunstanton Fri 5th March 2021

Posted on Friday, March 5th, 2021

Good Morning  Super, Smart, Sleek, Sparkly, Scary, Sensible (Really?), Sprightly, Saucy, Sociable,  Stupendous, Squirts,

Well that’s another week gone. I have really enjoyed teaching you each day online.

Below are pictures sent to me this week by some of you who have been learning at home.

Oskar’s work.


Mylah’s comprehension work.



Sophie’s work about Pandora’s Box.

Logan’s shape work.

Kane’s work about Pandora’s Box.



Lilly’s comprehension work about Pandora’s Box.


Harper’s work about Zeus.


Hattie’s work about Pandora’s Box.



Ella’s shape work.


Dolcie’s comprehension about Pandora’s Box.

Cayden’s research work about Medusa.











Have a great weekend and be ready to start work back at school next week.

Take care and stay safe.

Mr H.




Hunstanton Mon 1st March 2021

Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2021

Good Morning  Super, Smart, Sleek, Sparkly, Scary, Sensible (Really?), Sprightly, Saucy,  Stupendous, Squirts,

I hope you all had a great weekend and that the sunshine brightened you up. It’s always nice to see the sun shining at the end of winter.


Bug Club: Oakley, Dolcie, Kane, Cayden, Sophie, Lilly, Ella and Harper.

EdCity: Ella, Harper, Kane, Nojus and Sophie.

It was also great to see so many of you online last week for our practise runs for the coming week.

In the learning below you will see that maths and English lessons will be online this week for everyone. The times are in the suggested timetable. The lessons are recorded so if you are unable to access the lesson at the time it goes out live you can do it later if that is more convenient.

Here is a link to a Teams Guide for Parents for anyone still experiencing difficulties logging in. I hope this helps:   Teams-Guide-for-Parents Greyfriars Academy

Learning for This Week.

Below are the lessons/activities for this week. Although we are not in school we must continue to work as near normally as possible.

Please make sure you work through the lessons and activities below so when we are together again we are all in the same place in our learning.

Bug Club and Power Maths can be accessed using your Active Learn logins. Activities on Education City are updated weekly which you can also access using the logins for that site.

As always, I can be contacted via the school office or on my email – . Don’t hesitate to email and let me know if you need anything to support your learning. I look forward to seeing your completed work.

This is a suggested timetable for your day:

8.40 – 8.55 – spelling/times table practise.

9.00 – 10.00 – Maths. Online lesson with Mr H.

10.00 – 10.20 – Have a break and a well-earned snack!

 10.20 – 10.40ish – Phonics/Spellings.

10.45 – 11.45 – English. Online lesson with Mr H.

11.45 – 12.00 – Reading and handwriting practise.

(Online lessons will be recorded so if you cannot access the live learning you can access the recording later.)



Each day work on one of our other subjects or/and spend some time on EdCity.

Remember – EdCity is NOT instead of the other lessons; it is just one part of the curriculum as a whole.


Maths: Online.

Power Maths – Unit 9 continued.

English: Online.

Fiction – Stories with familiar settings: Pandora’s Box.

These links will be useful.

Story Text:   Pandora’s Box.

Comprehension questions:   Comprehension Pandora

Alphabetical order:   Alphabetical Order


there/their/they’re,   here/hear,   quite/quiet,   see/sea,   bare/bear,   one/won,   sun/son,   to/too/two.


Carry on with Bug Club from wherever you have got to.

Use this link to access the handwriting sheets. Remember, if you can print them you can copy the work straight onto paper.   Letter-Families-and-CVC-Words-Handwriting-Activity-Sheet-Pack_ver_14

Foundation Subjects


Watch the animation about Christopher Columbus.  Afterwards, make a note of what you can remember. 

Watch it again. Make any additions to the notes previously made. 

Pop Task – Basic. 

Choose 2, 3 or facts depending on age and ability and write a short paragraph describing Ibn’s achievements.

Extension: Can you find anything else out about Christopher Columbus?


Gravity/Air Resistance. 

How objects move through the air. 

Let paper fall through the air – crumpled and flat. 

Create a parachute from a plastic bag. 

Record the findings on a chart. 

 Follow the directions in this resources link:   Falling Paper


Healthy Hearts  Super Strength

If you can’t do the PE activities because of a lack of space etc at least go out for a walk/run or a bike ride with your adult.


This week you are going to design your own vehicle. 

Discuss with your adult and make a list of the resources you will need to make your vehicle. 

Look at the ppt. KS1 Wheels and Axles

Now have a go at designing your own vehicle using the design sheet:   KS1 Design a Vehicle


“Let Love Shine” is the next song presented by Big Sing. The link is below:


Remember, your learning is your responsibility – work hard and don’t give up!

“I can and I will!” said the Little Red Train as it puffed up the hill.

Enjoy your week and remember to try your best.

Mr H.



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