Key Stage 1
Welcome to our key stage 1 page! In key stage 1, we have 5 classes with up to 30 children in each. There are two year 1 classes (children aged 5-6), two year 2 classes (ages 6-7) and a mixed year 1 and 2 class (ages 5-7).
As well as our class teachers, there are a number of teaching assistants who support the children within key stage 1. These are: Mrs Dyson and Miss Peskett who work mainly alongside year 1 classes, and Mrs Godbehere who works with the year 2 classes. The Leopards children work with all 3 teaching assistants across the week.
Letters regarding home learning are emailed to parents on a fortnightly basis. The Leopards, Tigers and Pandas all work together to send out one letter and the Kangaroos and Zebras work together to send out another. Copies of recent letters can be found here:
Look at what we've been learning in our classes!
All of the key stage 1 classes follow a 2 year cycle of topics so as to cover the National Curriculum content. These cover areas such as: Geography, History, Science, PE (physical education), Art, Music, DT (design technology), Computing and RE (religious education). Our current topic is called 'Where We Live'. The main focus areas will be Geography, History, DT and Science. The topic overview for this, and our other topics will be on this site soon.
English and Maths are taught in all of the classes. However, the order in which skills or concepts is taught will vary in each class and year group because of a number of factors. Please take note of your child's news letters which will keep you informed about what your child will be/has been learning in these areas.
Mr Knight recently spoke to parents in year 2 about calculation methods. Please find the video below from this talk. We hope it helps!