Key Stage 1 2022 - 2023
Welcome to KS1
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 seasonal changes and our enquiry question is 'How are the seasons different?'. Our lessons will start by looking at the the weather changes from Winter to Spring. Then we will move onto identifying differences between the weather in Spring and Summer.
History : In our History lessons we are learning about war and remembrance and our enquiry question is 'Why are the World Wars significant?'. We will be exploring some aspects of the First and Second World War as well as reflecting on the life of Walter Tull.
R.E : In R.E. we are looking at Christian Community and our enquiry questions are 'How do Christians worship God in church?' and 'Why is the Bible important to Christians?'. We will be exploring what happens in a Christian church on a Sunday, how Christians worship God and reflecting on why the Bible is important to Christians, including the consideration of our own views.
Art : In our Art lessons this half term, our enquiry question is 'How can we create printed artwork?'. We will be exploring this by printing designs using a variety of objects and learning about the works of Orla Kiely and Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold.
P.E : In our PE lessons, we will be exploring the enquiry question 'How can we safely use apparatus?'. We will be taking part in Gymnastics lessons using a variety of apparatus and trying different movements on pieces of equipment.
Forest School : Forest School is every other Monday. Our first lesson will be on 16th January 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.
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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