Key Stage 1 2022 - 2023

Mrs Edwards

Welcome to KS1

Summer Term

Our class is made up of 35 wonderful Y1 and Y2 children. Our teacher is Mrs Edwards and we are helped by Mrs Paterson, Mrs Stoker, Mrs Hodgkinson and Miss Sumner.

We are always busy bees in KS1 and we love learning about new topics through listening, exploring and playing. Keep a look out on our school Facebook page for updates about our learning.


Our Topics and Enquiry Questions this Half Term

Science : In our Science lessons we are learning about everyday materials. Our enquiry question is 'What are materials and do they have different uses?'. Our lessons will start by looking at what materials we already know about, their functions and suitability for different roles. We will be completing experiments with more independence during this unit.

History : In our History lessons we are learning about the history of toys and our enquiry question is 'How are toys today different from toys in the past?'. We will be exploring a range of toys from Victorian times through to modern day Britain and discussing our passions for different toys. We will be linking our learning to our Science topic by looking at the different materials used to make toys in the past compared with toys today.

R.E : In R.E. we are looking at Judaism and Christianity with a focus on God. Our enquiry question is 'Why is the idea of God the creator important to Jews/Christians?'. We will be exploring the views of God from both a Christiand and Jewish perspective to compare the two and exploring our own thoughts surrounding the enquiry question.

Art : In our Art lessons this half term, our enquiry question is 'How can we create a sculpture?'. We will be exploring this by creating different types of sculptures and exploring the works created by artists such as Anthony Gormley. We will be creating a mixture of indoor and outdoor sculptures by exploring natural materials on some occasions.

P.E : In our PE lessons we will be completing a Dance unit and exploring the enquiry question 'How can we create a dance using simple movement patterns?'. We will be building up to creating a dance piece in the final week by putting together short sequences over time and exploring different ways that we can move our bodies.

Geography : In our Geography lessons, we will be exploring the enquiry question 'How do climates differ around the world?'. We will be exploring hot and cold places around the world and learning about the difference between weather and climate. We will also be thinking about our own climate and how this differs to other countries in Europe.

Forest School : Forest School is every other Monday. Our first lesson will be on 15th May 2023. Please bring your forest school kit in a bag, making sure you have waterproofs and wellies or walking boots. In our Forest School lessons, we will be completing a range of Science, Art and Geography based activities.



Homework will be set on a Friday and will consist of reading, writing, maths or SPaG activities. This is due back in school the following Wednesday. 


Helping your child at home

Reading: Continue to read regularly at home with your child. Every child should be reading at least 4 times a week and this will be monitored in school. If a child is not consistently reading at home, parents will be contacted. 

Maths: Practise counting anywhere that you can. By the end of Y1, children need to be able to count (in ones) to a hundred. In Y2 practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, as this will prepare your child when they come to learn their times tables.

Click on the picture to take you to a game to help with ordering numbers.
Click on the picture to take you to a game to practise your counting.

Handwriting:  In Y1 the children will be introduced to precursive, this is the first step towards writing your letters joined up. In Y2 the children will start to learn how to do continuous cursive. At home encourage lots of opportunities to write; shopping lists, cooking and baking, writing instructions.


If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me on: 
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