It's wonderful to see all the KS1 children returning to school, catch up with their friends and settle so well back into their old routines. To help the children in the return from distance learning 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 but the emphasis will be firmly placed on play and rebuilding essential social skills. As an aid to help the children catch up on lost learning, friendly informal assessments will be carried out in the first couple of weeks and lessons/interventions planned to address the gaps. Please don't worry if you feel your child is behind, 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.
Phonics in KS1
Phonics is taught in mixed ability following the Letter and Sounds programme of Phonics teaching. There are five lessons per week and phonics reading books will be sent home.
At the and of Year 1, children will be assessed on their phonics knowledge, if you have any questions about this please come in and talk to us.