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Yr 1/2

Welcome to Key Stage 1 

We are really looking forward to getting to know you all and work with you and your families.


In Key Stage 1, we have three classes:

Mrs Davies' Class

Mr Harding's Class

Mrs Willis' Class


During your time in Key Stage 1, you will learn an exciting range of topics including:

 - Let's Go on Safari (Geography)

 - Castles (History)

 - Exciting Experiments (Science)

 - Aboriginal Art (Art)

 - Teddy Bear's Picnic (Design and Technology)


We look forward to sharing our work with you through photographs on the website and on Dojo.


Just a few reminders:

 - Snack is provided free each day, but you may send in a fruit based snack.

 - Lunches are provided for all Key Stage 1 children (there is no need to bring a packed lunch)

- Children are to be dropped off at 8.40am at the Windsor Close Gate and the gates will be closed promptly at 8.50am

- PE Day is a THURSDAY

- Children will have a Forest School Session on a FRIDAY. Your child's class teacher will inform you via Dojo when it is their turn for Forest School.

 - Children will need to bring their water bottle with them daily.


Home Reading:

 - The minimum expectation is that your child reads at home 3 times a week (ideally 5).

 - You can record your child's Home Reading on the Learning with Parents App. You can record their reading of the Fantastic 50 Books, the Collins ebooks or any books they are reading from home.







Learning in Key Stage 1

Phonics in KS1


Phonics is taught in mixed ability classes following the Little Wandle programme of teaching. There are five lessons per week and levelled phonics reading books will be sent home using Big Cat Collins ebooks. 


At the end of Year 1, children will be assessed on their phonics knowledge, through the ‘phonics screening check’. If any Year 2's who did not pass the check when they were in Year 1, they will get the opportunity to retake the test the following June. Please see the below link for some more guidance in regard to the phonics screening check. 
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.

Class Dojo Points Prizes

Spring 1 2024 Topic Overview

Key Stage 1 2 Year Cycle