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Welcome back to Autumn 2021


It's wonderful to see all the KS1 children returning to school, we hope that you've had a lovely summer and are ready to take on the excitement and challenges of the new school year . To help the children in the return after the summer and settle into their new class we will be focusing on reading and writing, maths and phonics in the morning with fun activities covering all the other curriculum areas in the afternoon with an emphasis placed on play and essential social skills.


Please don't worry if you feel your child is behind following the lockdowns of the last 18 months, all children across the country are in exactly the same position and we are planning and delivering our teaching to support all children making sure that no-one is left behind. If you have any questions please get in touch with us.


  • Weekly homework will consist of spellings and reading 5 times a week, the diary needs to be signed after every read. Occasional homework related to work in school will be sent out, there will be a few weeks to complete these tasks.
  • The children will earn awards for reading at least five times a week including being able to take home the Reading Rabbit, any reading can be recorded in the diary, not just school books.
  • For advice or information on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) please come and see your child’s class teacher, Mrs Barnes, SENCo or Mrs Bennett, assistant SENCo.
  • School dinners are provided free to all Y1/2 children, lunchboxes are not required, please contact the kitchen if you have any special requirements.
  • A healthy snack will be provided every morning free of charge. Milk is available for £1 a week. Please send the correct money on a Monday morning.
  • PE day is Friday, children can come in PE kit, indoor kit can be worn under their outdoor kit.
  • Pencil cases are not required in Key Stage 1 this year.






Royal Britain - trip to Tamworth Castle
The Seasons - visit from The Wolsley Centre Outdoor Education



Children Then and Now - trip to Sudbury Museum of Childhood

Let’s Go on Safari - visit from an African drummer



Let’s Explore - trip TBA

Around the World - visit TBA

* Trips and visitors are subject to change, details will be sent with as much notice as possible.


Scroll down for home learning in case of Covid self isolation and copies of letters/information sent home along with links to individual teacher's class pages where you will find class timetables, regular updates and other important information.

Phonics in KS1


Phonics is taught in mixed ability classes following the Letter and Sounds programme of teaching. There are five lessons per week and levelled phonics reading books will be sent home. 


At the and of Year 1, children will be assessed on their phonics knowledge, for the current Y2s who missed last years phonics check, this will take place after the October half term. If you have any questions about this please come in and talk to us, more information will be sent out as we approach the phonics check.

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