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Welcome to Key Stage 1




Year 1 Sparrows- Mrs Warner/ Mrs O'Regan

Year 1/2 Penguins- Miss Dixon

Year 2 Parrots - Miss Bywaters


Term 6


Our topic this term is 'Pirates'. We will be linking this theme into all areas of our learning.



The children will be learning about fiction and non-fiction texts. As part of their story writing unit they will be exploring the story of 'Peter Pan'.  The focus will be on setting description and story structure. The children will also be developing their non-fiction writing when researching Blackbeard.



We will be developing our self awareness, managing feeling and empathy as part of our 'Relationship' unit. The children will be  discussing the relationhips they have with others.



Our geography learning will be based on globes, maps and plans. This will include using compass directions and locational language to describe features and routes on maps. 



We will be learning about structures and vehicles. We will assemble, join and combine materials to create our very own pirate land buggy.



Mrs Strongman will be leading our music sessions on 'Water'. The children will be focusing on pitch and performing songs with actions. Also learning about melodies and percussion.



In RE we will be exploring Judaism and our relationship with God. We will be finding evidence to answer our key question; What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God? The children will be exploring Shabbat, the Torah and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.



Our science focus is on 'Materials'. The children will be looking at how everyday materials can be change by squashing, bending, stretching and squeezing. The children will be  devising and carrying out an investgation to find out how much materials can bend .



In computing the children will be detectives! They will use IPADs to read and reply to emails. They will also learn how to add attachments to their own emails.  We will also be discussing e-safety when using the internet.



Our PE this term will have an outside focus. The children will be developing their rounders and athletic skills.  Our athletics focus is running, obstacles, throwing for distance and accuracy and jumping for height and distance. Our rounders focus will be on team spirit and sportmanship.


Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school every week so that your child has suitable clothes for their two PE lessons. Now the weather is warming up you may like to provide your child with a sunhat. PE slots are below.


Sparrows - Wednesday and Thursday

Penguins- Tuesday and Thursday

Parrots - Tuesday and Wednesday


We love reading!

Reading is part of our daily routine and is an important part of our children's development. All children have reading books and reading records that will go home with them each night.  We would love our children to read at least 4 times a week.  This can be a reading book, shared reading, bedtime stories or even road signs and shopping lists! Please write in their reading records to show off your reading at home.


We encourage independence in Key Stage 1 and so would like the children to have some responsibility for changing their own books within their classroom. All staff will supervise this skill during term 1 until the children are confident changing their books.


At the end of each term the children will be rewarded with a special reading certificate presented by Ms Tout in celebration assembly. In their reading records it must clear that the children have read at least 4 times a week, every week.



Homework will be sent home on a Tuesday ready for the following Monday.  Each week children will have spellings and 'my maths'. This term we have set an optional topic homework with fun and creative activities related to our learning.  This is an opportunity for the children to show case their other skills and also involve our families to share our learning. The children will be rewarded with house points which will go towards achieving their bronze, silver and gold badges.


BIG Talk

Every Friday your child will have a BIG Talk homework. This will prepare your children for their independent writing during BIG Write. Please discuss their ideas over the weekend so that they are prepared for their BIG Write on Monday. We encourage the children to make notes, list ideas and draw story maps to aid their writing.


Water bottles

We suggest all children bring their own water bottle into school everyday to ensure they drink enough water to stay hydrated and focused for learning. Water bottles will return home on Fridays to be washed.



Mosaics 1

We have been learning about the story 'Whatever Next'

We've been making dream catchers!