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Welcome to Key Stage One!
2020/21 Academic Year
Key Stage 1 Home Learning Timetables
At school, we have a daily timetable of lessons that we follow. This helps the children get into a routine and is a great way to plan out the day. The timetables below are what the children currently working in school are following. This might be useful for you to follow at home too as it will allow the children to see what is coming next and how long they are going to spend on each activity.
However, we do understand that due to your own circumstances at home, it is not always easy to follow a timetable like this. It is absolutely fine for your child to complete their daily tasks in any order and at their own pace.
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 Mrs Cousins & Miss Finn.
In Year 2, Class (2C) is taught by Mr Charnock (KS1 Lead), and Class 2A is taught by Mrs Armbrister.
Both Year 1 and 2 classes are supported by Mrs McLean, Miss Neale, Miss Ebden and Miss Kilgarriff.
Year 1 (Autumn Term)
This term, the topic in Year 1 will be “Traditional Tales”, with a particular focus on, “The 3 Little Pigs”. The children will be writing their own stories along with descriptive writing opportunities such as character descriptions. The children’s Maths work this term will be based around number, and will involve work based around place value, addition and subtraction.
In other curriculum areas, Year 1 will be learning about “Materials” in their Science lessons. The children will be sorting materials into different groups and researching their properties. In Geography, the children will be learning all about the weather and the different seasons, before researching different hot and cold places from around the world. Year 1 will also be exploring the different primary and secondary colours in their Art lessons, before moving onto repeated patterns.
Our Year 1 children are extremely fortunate as they will be combining their classroom learning with a range of continuous provision activities in our Key Stage 1 Shared Area. Provision areas such as sand/water, construction and role play will be available for the children to enjoy and learn in. This will play a vital role in supporting the children’s transition from Reception into Year 1.
Year 2 (Autumn Term)
This term, the topic in Year 2 will be called “Fee…Fi…Fo..Fum”, with a particular focus on, “Jack and the Beanstalk”. The children will be writing their own stories, letters and sets of instructions. The children’s Maths work this term will be based around number, and will involve work based around place value, addition and subtraction.
In other curriculum areas, Year 2 will be learning about “Plants in their Science lessons. The children will be learning about the different parts of a plant, what plants need to stay healthy and how seeds grow and disperse. In Geography, the children will be learning all about physical and human features. Year 2 will be exploring leaf printing in Art lessons and in Computing, the children will be learning how to activate and use technology safely.
PE and Swimming
This term the children will have PE or Swimming (Year 2 only) on the following days:
1C (Mrs Cousins/Miss Finn) (Wednesday and Thursday)
1L (Miss Linger) (Monday and Thursday)
2C (Mr Charnock) (PE on Friday) (Swimming on a Wednesday)
2A (Mrs Armbrister) (PE on Thursday) (Swimming on Wednesday)
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 Monday, (Beginning Monday 21st September) and must be returned to school every Friday, so that they can be cleaned and quarantined ready for the following week.
Further Maths and Reading homework will be provided for Year 2 children after the October half term.
Learning From Home
This KS1 website page has now been updated to include all the planning and resources your child needs to complete their home learning activities.
Please keep up to date with this webpage as it will continue to be updated and soon include lots of website links, pictures, videos and resources that you can access at home to help you support your child with their learning.
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.