Key Stage 1 (Years 1&2)
If you are isolating at home and need to access the Remote Learning provision for KS1 please click here
Click the links below to read the National Curriculum coverage in each subject.
The start of the school year is a bit different this Autumn, so we begin our year with a 2 week Recovery Curriculum. The aim of this is to recognise the five losses; routine, structure, friendship, opportunity and freedom. We acknowledge that lockdown may have been a time of great anxiety for some families and that for the most part isolating may have meant less time for children to spend with their peers. Our Recovery Curriculum is a therapeutic time for children to get used to new routines and to focus on self-esteem and confidence, being a team member and bonding with their new teachers and peers.
Once Upon a Time.......(How Does the Story End?)
For KS1, our topic this term focuses on traditional tales, allowing plenty of opportunity for role play, story retelling, exploring familiar characters and using repeated phrases. The Year 2 children will be looking at some alternative versions of traditional tales, thinking about similarities and differences with the original stories and links between different texts.
Our Science work looks at materials and the children will be exploring the properties and suitability of various materials for story characters; Which material will stop Little Red Riding Hood's picnic from getting soggy? Which material should Jack hide under to avoid being squashed by the Giant's feet?
We will be using tools safely to make story boxes in DT after exploring simple sliding and lever mechanisms. In Art we will be looking at the work of Benjamin Butler and using his work as inspiration to create our own background for our story boxes. These story boxes will then be used to support story retelling in Literacy.
Spelling is a major part of the expectations of the English curriculum, and there are national lists of words that your child is expected top be able to read and spell at different stages of their education..
Click here to see the words that your child should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 1.
Click here to see the words that your child should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2.
Year 1 Phonic screener
In June, all Year 1 children have to take the National Phonic Screener check. This is an assessment that checks their phonic knowledge by reading a range of real and alien words. Any children that do not reach the pass mark threshold have to re-sit the test in Year 2. All results will be reported to parents. If you require any further information about this check, please see Mrs Halley.
Due to the disruption to school in the summer of 2020, the current Year 2 children did not take their Phonic Screener check in June. This is now due to be administered during the 2nd half of this Autumn term. Again, any child that does not meet the pass mark threshold will be expected to retake the check in June 2021.
Year 2 SAT’s
In addition to all the exciting learning we have planned for the children over the year, the Year 2 children will be doing their SAT tests during the first half of the summer term as they near the end of Key Stage 1. These are national tests and we are required to administer them to all Year 2 pupils. They will take the form of reading comprehension tests, maths papers and tests on spelling, punctuation and grammar. The government have reviewed and changed the SAT tests for Year 2 in line with the requirements of the new National Curriculum. There will be a meeting held in the school hall for parents to give you further information during January and a leaflet will be sent home to all Year 2 parents. If you require more information please see Mrs Halley.