Welcome to the key stage 1 information area.
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Things to remember
Please check your child's class timetable for when PE kits will need to be worn.
Our topic this half term is Animal Homes, which includes locating countries and oceans around the world using maps and globes to help us. We will be learning about why some places are hotter than others. We will look to answer the following questions: - what are the different habitats that animals live in? What do animals need from their habitats and how are they adapted to live there?
Reading is at the heart of our school and we have made a pledge to read to your child for 10 minutes each day. We kindly ask that you reflect this at home too. Research has shown that modelled reading makes a huge impact on a child’s own ability to read, plus enthuses and promotes a love of reading. The greatest impact on a child’s language acquisition and comprehension is when they read regularly and we can see the difference this has in the classroom when this happens. We encourage the children to be responsible readers to encourage them to take charge of their reading. This might involve them reading to you, to a cuddly or even to a family pet! Your child will bring books home on Mondays, which they can keep for the week and return on Fridays. Books will then be quarantined over the weekend and new ones issued on the following Monday. The children will be able to choose a book from our KS1 library to take home over the weekend. Please return these books on a Monday.
In Key Stage one, the children will be taught phonics, as appropriate to their ability, in distinct lessons throughout the week. Children will be encouraged to use their phonic skills when writing independently. Our writing curriculum is supported through The Write Stuff and Talk for Writing. Through these approaches children are encouraged to verbalise what they would like to write before writing it down. We teach the children to use ‘chunks of sense’ i.e. to talk and therefore write in full sentences. We encourage children to write by making sure our topics are engaging and that writing is for a purpose such as responding to a letter or continuing a story.