Key Stage One (Years Reception, 1 and 2)
Welcome to Key Stage One
We are made up of 3 classes:
Mrs Crampton- TA
Mrs Goodwin- Teacher
Mrs Trood- HLTA
Ms Manley- Teacher
Mrs Trood (HLTA)
Welcome to Reception and Years 1 and 2. We strive to offer a broad and balanced curriculum to our children and cover a wide range of knowledge and skills. Our children become scientists, authors, mathematicians and many other types of learner throughout our enquiry-based approach to learning. We teach key learning skills through the use of gem powers, which the children love to collect and are proud to talk about. We encourage good oracy skills through specific lessons designed to encourage effective speaking, listening and communication.
How to support your child in KS1
Each child will have a reading book and Home School reading record to take home with them every day. We ask that the children please bring these with them to school daily. In order to support your child, we would like someone to hear them read at home as much as possible, ideally every day, but at least 4 times each week. If you hear your child read, please record it in their reading record. Children are welcome to take home a library book and a book from our book bank as well as their levelled reading book and decodable phonics book. Your child will also be given their own log in details for Bug Club to access books online. Once a child has evidence of having read at home four times they will be able to earn a leaf towards our reading display - each term a leaf is picked out for a prize.
In order to develop the children's mental math skills we ask that children complete Doodle maths and times tables as often as possible to enable them to stay in their green zone. In addition, your child will be receiving a weekly spelling list for them to learn at home. There will also be a termly enquiry-based creative project.
The children have 2 PE lessons each week. All three classes have PE on a Thursday, but check with your class teacher as to which other day you will have another session, as this changes due to outside PE specialist teachers coming in to work with our children.
In order for your child to be able to participate fully in these lessons we ask that they have a PE kit in school at all times. This consists of a t-shirt, shorts or sports trousers and daps or trainers. Long hair should be tied back. We ask that earrings are removed for PE lessons. If your child is unable to remove their earrings due to being recently pierced (in the last 6 weeks), please provide them with plasters or micropore tape to protect the ears during lessons. If there is a difficulty with earrings, please speak to the class teachers to arrange a short-term solution.
Your child will be provided with a healthy snack of fruit or vegetables to eat at break time. The children should also bring a named water bottle to have in class (water only please!).
We would welcome any volunteers who would be willing to come and hear children read. If you are able to help us please come and speak to a member of staff.
In KS1 we take on the roles of different types of learner.
We are Authors
We are Mathematicians
We are Geographers
We are Artists
We are Athletes
This term cricket was fun and we learned new skills.
We are Scientists
We are Historians
We are Engineers
We are Musicians
We sang 'The Dingle Dangle Scraecrow' for the school at Harvest time.
Visits and Visitors
We visited Bath City Farm to find out about animals
We went to the cinema to watch 'Spirit Untamed'
Visits from the Emergency Services
We had visits from the Fire Service and a Paramedic to help us learn about what they do to help us.