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Year 1/2

Welcome to the Year 1/2 Area!


Welcome back to school!


The Autumn Term will be a very exciting one as the Key Stage One classes will be planning with our Reception class. Our topic theme will be the same for all four classes. Activities will be differentiated to match the age related expectations for each year group.


Our Curious Curriculum will be led by the children and their interests. Children will vote to choose our focus texts in English. We will continue to use White Rose as our main Maths scheme. Reading will be taught through Whole Class Reading along with individual reading time with an adult. The Powerful Words Project (P.W.P.) will continue in Key Stage One taught within Whole Class Reading sessions three times a week. Science will be taught as discreet lessons, through topic or English. PSHE will be taught weekly.


If parents have any questions to ask or information to pass on to their child's class teacher, please email the school office in the first instance.


Thank you.


Key Stage One Team



Key information for Year 1/2


Our Year 1/2 Teachers:

Mrs Deery in Larch

Mrs RussellCook and Mrs Smith in Beech

Miss Turner and Mrs Hailstone in Chestnut


Our Year 1/2 Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Coney in Chestnut

Mrs Hilton in Beech

Mrs Lewin in Larch

Miss Reeve in Chestnut



PE  and Forest School

Our PE day is Thursday. 


PE will take place outside rather than in the hall.


Children will come to school in their kits on these days.  As the days become cold it would be useful if your child could also wear a jumper as well as the usual t-shirt, and tracksuit bottoms rather than shorts plus trainers.  Children should ensure that long hair is tied back, no jewellery or watches are worn and earrings are removed for all PE and Games sessions.  If children need to remove earrings during the day, then they should be able to do this themselves and have a suitable container to store them in.


Forest School will be on a Thursday afternoon and on a rota basis. Each class will have a set number of weeks. Teachers will notify parents on these dates in the weekly newsletter. Children should come to school in clothes that will not be ruined if they get muddy or wet. Children will need to bring a change of shoes/wellington boots in a named plastic bag. As the weather becomes colder, children should bring layers and a waterproof coat.


We are always happy to answers any queries that you may have but we would request that you email the office who will pass the message on.

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Supporting your child's learning at home

Reading prompts:

We have included some links to external websites that your child will be familiar with. Click on the link to find out more.
To support your child with their phonics, there are some free games on the Phonics Play website.
BBC Bitesize offers some useful support for both English and Maths in the form of explanations, examples and games.

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