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Year 1 and 2

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 4


This term we are learning about animals as part of our 'Animals Around the World' topic. The children will be learning about story writing using stories such as 'Rumble in the Jungle', 'Tiddler' and 'Jungle Book'.   The children will be learning about Kenya as part of our geography topic. We will focus on climate, landscape and weather. We will find out about the animals that live there and compare this to the UK.


Our art topic is printing and needle work. The children will be making animal prints, finger knitting and sketching animals.



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.




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. PE slots are below.


Sparrows - Wednesday and Thursday

Penguins- Tuesday and Thursday

Parrots - Tuesday and Wednesday





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 activites related to our learning.  This is an opportunity for the children to show case thier 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!