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Year 1/2

Welcome to Key Stage One!

2021/22 Academic Year


Take a look at our amazing Key Stage 1 Unit

Current Staffing Information


Our Key Stage 1 Unit consists of four classes. 

In Year 1, Class (1L) is taught by Miss Linger, and Class (1C) is taught by Mr Charnock (KS1 Lead)

In Year 2, Class (2F) is taught by Miss Finn and Class 2A is taught by Mrs Armbrister.

Both Year 1 and 2 classes are supported by Miss Neale, Miss Ebden, Mrs Hill and Mrs McLean.

Key Stage 1 Teachers

Key Stage 1 Teaching Assistants

Year 1 (Autumn 1)


The Year 1 topic this half term is called, “Marvellous Magic”. In English, the children will be focusing on the text, “Meg & Mog” and will be using this to complete exciting pieces of writing. In Maths, Year 1 will be concentrating on numbers up to 10 including place value, addition and subtraction. In Science, the children will be learning about everyday materials and in Geography, the focus will be on the different countries in the United Kingdom and the surrounding seas.

Year 2  (Autumn 1)


The Year 2 topic this half term is called, “Take off around the world”. In English, the children will be focusing on the texts, “Journey” and “Meerkat Mail”. The children will use these texts to create several pieces of writing such as a narrative, diary entry and a postcard. In Maths, the focus this half term will be place value, addition and subtraction. In Science, Year 2 will be learning about Living things & their habitats and in Geography, the children will be concentrating on the different continents and oceans around the world. This will also be supported in History where the children will learn about the famous explorer, Captain Scott.


PE and Swimming

This term the children will have PE or Swimming (Year 2 only) on the following days:


1C (Mr Charnock) (PE on Monday and Thursday)

1L (Miss Linger) (PE on Monday and Thursday)

2F (Miss Finn) (PE on Tuesday) (Swimming on a Wednesday)

2A (Mrs Armbrister) (PE on Tuesday) (Swimming on Wednesday)




Reading Books


This year, we have invested in a lot of new texts to be read alongside our current home reading books. Your child will bring home two reading books each week. One will match their current phonics phase and should be easily decodable for them. The other will be a “challenge book” which will be presented with a “star sticker” on the front cover. Your child should be able to read most of their challenge book, but may require some support with certain words.
As many of these books are brand new, please be aware that you will be charged if they are either “lost” or if they are not returned to school in the same condition they went home in.

Reading books will be sent home every Friday, and must be returned to school on the following Friday so that they can be changed and sent out again.


Key Word Books


This blue book is similar to the Key Word Book your child brought home in Reception. The difference is that they need to read these words correctly and spell them in their written work. It is important that all children apply their reading and writing knowledge in all areas of learning. Therefore, it is very important that you support your child at home to read and write these words as much as possible.

The strip of key words are words which link to the phonic phase your child is on. Your child can practise reading and writing at home throughout the week


Key word books will be sent home every Friday, and must be returned to school on the following Friday so that they can be changed and sent out again.




Learning From Home Resources

Click on a subject from the selection below to find different resources you can access for free to support your child's learning at home.