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Welcome to Key Stage One


Year 1 Team

Miss Amy Callaghan, Mrs Julie Cox and Vikki Tapper



Year 2 Team

Mrs Sarah Welsh, Mrs Sian Ferguson and Mrs Amrit Bhogal



We are your teachers in Year 1 and 2.
We hope you are going to have a fun-filled year learning lots of new and exciting things.
You can use this page to further your learning by using the links and completing the tasks in the subject boxes.


A28 - I have the right to an education.

A29 - My education helps me to develop my personality, talents and abilities. 

A31 - I have the right to rest, relax, play and take part in cultural activities. 




We want you to focus on learning and recalling your times tables. You can do this by playing on Times Tables Rock Stars.


Click on this link to take you straight to it.


In Year 1 and 2, TTRS homework is set every Friday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday.

Year 1

1st           Serena Keely (DT)

2nd           Sky Kramer (RO'D)

3rd            Samina Marks (FP)  

Things to practise at home: *x2,  x5, x10 

*Number bonds to 10 (i.e. 0+10, 1+9, 2+8, etc.) and number bonds to 20 

Bring in your work for a MME and praise points! 


Complete Studio games to increase your speed and get on our leadership board! 


Year 2

1st           Antwan Bluhm (AP)

2nd           Zarah Lane (CO'C)

3rd           Baby Cronin (JB)


Things to practise at home: *x2, x3, x4, x5, x10 *Counting to and from 100 *Number bonds to 10 (i.e. 0+10, 1+9, 2+8, etc.), 20 and 100 *Identifying the place value of a 2 digit number (i.e. 45 = 4 tens and 5 ones = 40 + 5 and showing it in different ways i.e. 30+15, 20+25)


Bring in your work for a MME and praise points! 




Year 1

Our Author focus this year is Dr Seuss, many of our class readers will be from his collection of books. I know you'll love these stories. 


Have a look at our Virtual Library where you will be able to listen to some of the Dr Seuss stories we have shared in class. 

Click the link to find these stories.


Focus texts for Summer term. 

During Summer 1, we will be focussing on fairy tales. We will be retelling familiar stories, writing character descriptions and sequencing stories.
In Summer 2, we will be looking at key stories; stories about Percy the Park Keeper and looking after our world. We will be continuing with character description writing and having a go at writing our very own narrative.




Year 2

Our author focus in Yr 2 is Roald Dahl. Most of our class readers this year will be Roald Dahl books, which I'm sure you will love! 


Why not have a look at our virtual library, you will be able to find all of the Roald Dahl classics here!


Summer 2 texts: The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl and The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear. 




We've been reading The Enormous Crocodile and focusing on retelling his 'Clever Tricks' using really effective vocabulary. Write your own 'Clever Trick' using our Y2 codes. 


Following this, we will be exploring recounts. Write a recount about your half term, a special occasion or a weekend using our Y2 codes.


Finally, we will end the term by focussing on The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. Film yourself performing part of this poem using expression and actions.


MME and praise points for your efforts. 


Phonics is a big part of our learning in KS1. You need to learn your red words and use the speed sound chart for spelling.

Here is a website that has lots of red word games for you to play.  



A great way to practise your spellings is by using our spelling learning platform: Spelling Shed. This allows you to practise your spellings in a fun and engaging way.


Click on the link below and start earning points!


In Y1 and Y2, Ed Shed spellings are set on a Friday and due on a Wednesday.


Afternoons in Year 1

This term we will be learning about...


RE - Beginning to learn about Sikhism  

A14 - Right to your own religion.

This half term, we will begin to learn about Sikhism. We will learn to name some Sikh  artefacts and symbols. We will explore Sikh stories and about why Sikhs like to share. We will find out about what happens in a gurdwara.

Click the link to go on a virtual visit to a gurdwara. 



Science - Animals

A24 - Right to a safe environment.

Our Science topic this term is all about animals. We will identify a range of common animals and whether they are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. We will describe and compare the main parts of the human body and physical features of other animals.

Have a go at the activities below. 




Art - Kandinksy (colour mixing)

A31 - Right to take part in creative activities and opportunities for cultural experiences.

In Art, we will explore the work of Kandinsky and learn about his specific style and technique. We will learn different painting techniques, with the focus on colour mixing.

Have a go at mixing some primary colours.
We would love to see some pictures of your artwork! 



Geography - Where I live… the World

A17 - Access to information.

Our Geography topic is ‘Where I live… the World.’ We will learn to name the world’s seven continents and oceans. We will learn about hot and cold areas of the world and some key human and physical characteristics of the continents.

Have a go at singing along, it's very catchy!



Afternoons in Year 2 Summer term: 


This term, we will be studying…


A14 – Right to your own religion

RE - We will be learning about questions that puzzle us. Think with your family about big questions that puzzle us. How might you find the answer to them?




A17 – Access to information

History - We will be learning about Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II. We will learn key information about their reigns and use this to compare the two monarchs. Use to search safely and find out more information about the queens.


Design and Technology

A24 – Right to be healthy. 

We will be learning all about healthy eating and how to cook safely. We will use a range of equipment to prepare and create a healthy pizza in our Parent Workshop.

You could start researching pizzas by looking at the packaging of any at home.




A24 – Right to a safe environment. 

We will be learning about animals and their habitats, including food chains.

You could play this game at home to help you understand food chains in a woodland.


A29 - Talents developed 

We will be learning how to create an animal animation. You could practise your coding skills on Purple Mash.