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. Key Stage 1 will be doing forest school this term. More information will follow!
Science - In science we are looking at Animals including Humans. We will be matching adults and babies, naming them (e.g. sheep / lamb) and looking at how they grow and change over time. This will include the stages of the human life cycle. We will be looking at the basic things that living creatures need to survive (water, food and air). We will be thinking about keeping healthy and the role that food and exercise plays in this. History - We will be thinking about what history is. We will be finding out about famous people (such as Neil Armstrong and Florence Nightingale) and thinking about how what they did impacts our lives today.
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.