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Year 1 and 2

Welcome to Year 1 and 2, the Robins, Parrots and Penguins

Staff in our phase

Miss Thorne and Mrs Smith (Robins)

Miss Mayall and Miss Catt (Parrots)

Miss Squires, Mrs Mykytyn and Mrs Oswald (Penguins)


Mrs Strongman and Mrs Summers

How we learn

The main focus of teaching and learning in KS1 is for all children to become successful learners.


In the mornings, we have a daily phonics lesson based on the review, teach, practise and apply approach to teaching and learning. This is followed by English, where the emphasis is on looking at good quality texts to inspire a love for reading and writing in our children. In Maths, we use a variety of manipulatives to give our children a concrete understanding of the mathematical concept before asking them to represent their understanding in images and symbols. 


We have a daily guided reading session where the children are given the opportunity to talk about their understanding of stories and books while decoding texts independently.


In the afternoons, we follow a broader curriculum.  Our topic work is based on the national curriculum objectives but we aim to incorporate additional enrichment activities which are designed to inspire and extend the children’s learning experiences.

What we are learning this year