Key Stage 1

Welcome to KS1

Classes

In KS1, we have 3  classes:

 

Team Tiger  (Year 1)

Mrs Taylor supported by Mrs Gregory

 

Team Civet (Year 1/2)

Miss Dodd supported by Miss Walker

 

Team Genet (Year 2)

Mr Baker supported by Miss Roberts and Mrs Oleisky

 

We are also supported by Miss Lincoln and Miss Bates (HLTAs)

Homework

Children will bring spellings home each Monday.  They should try to learn them using the “Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check” method.  There is space on the back for practicing new vocabulary in sentences.

Reading

We encourage children to read as much as possible at home.  Little and often is best.  We also encourage children to re-read books once finished to aid in developing fluency.  You can support your child by discussing what they have read, making predictions and using inference.

There are a huge number of quality stories and activities available on Bug Club.

Start/End of the day

Doors open at 8:50.  Children can come straight in to class to get on with morning activities.  Please encourage your child to be independent once they have got to grips with the routine – the corridor gets very busy!  The school day finishes at 3:25 for KS1.  Children can be collected from the playground doors.

Money

The Tuck Shop runs at break times on Mon, Wed and Thurs.  No more than 30p a day will be needed.  Money will be collected in by teachers in the morning and kept safe until needed.

PE

Genet – Monday and Tuesday

Civet – Tuesday and

Tiger – Tuesday and

KS1 News

Monday 27th November

This week KS1 will be learning about fractions in Maths.  We will be finding halves and quarters of shapes and numbers and will be looking at doubling and halving.  In English, we will be continuing our work on The Twits by writing letters to the characters and writing a police report.  In the afternoons we will be practicing for the Christmas play around other lessons.  A massive thanks to everyone that has already sent in a costume.

Monday 20th November

This week in maths we will be learning about the properties of 2d and 3d shapes.  We will learn about corners, sides and symmetry for 2d shapes and vertices, faces, edges for 3d shapes.  This will lead to work on sorting, classifying and reasoning about shape.

In English we will be continuing our work on The Twits.  We will be writing letters and instructions.

In the afternoons, we will be working on anti bullying week and rehearsing for our Christmas Play.  We will be sending slips home to let you know what your child will be doing in the play.  If you can help us out with costumes, we would be grateful!