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Welcome to Key Stage One


Year 1 Team

Miss Amy Callaghan and Mrs Julie Cox



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




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)

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 1 texts: Saint George and the Dragon (Usborne), We're Going To Find The Monster by Malorie Blackman, On The Way Home by Jill Murphy and Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett.






These are all journey stories so why not write your own journey story? You can base it off one of the ones you've read in class. 


Or you could rewrite the original story adding adjectives (describing words), conjunctions (and, but, if, or, when, because, that) and your own illustrations?


What other journey stories can you find at the library? Read them to an adult and compare them with our journey stories. How are they similar? How are they different? You could create a comparison table/poster.


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...


Music - Latin 
Latin American music is a form of popular music played by from Latin America. Much Latin music is accompanied by song in Spanish.

Music and dance are very important elements of the Latin American culture. Getting together for social gatherings such as weddings, birthdays, births, baptisms, holidays and festivals always consists of music and dance. Latin American music can often be recognised by the percussion instruments used and the rhythm patterns.
Many ensembles use:

bongo drums, congas - tall drums played with the hand, claves - two rounded sticks hit together, shakers, scrapers, cowbells a variety of small drums played with sticks.

Click the link to listen to some traditional Latin music.


Art - Kandinksy (colour mixing)

We will be learning about Kandinsky and his use of concentric circles to create a piece of art. We will also be focussing on mixing primary colours to create secondary colours in this unit of work. 

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


Science - Scientific Study of Horace Jones

We will be learning about a variety of bridges and Horace Jones' contributions to designing Tower Bridge in London. 

Have a go at making your own Tower Bridge.





History - Emmeline Pankhurst

We will be learning all about Emmeline Pankhurst and how she changed history! 

Watch the video and listen to the story to see how Emmeline Pankhurst changed history for women. 

Emmeline Pankhurst | Little People, BIG DREAMS
From the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, this is the story of the life of Emmeline Pankhurst, who fought for equal rights and the right to vote for women.

Afternoons in Year 2 Summer term: 


This term, we will be studying…


A14 – Right to your own religion

RE - We will be asking the question, 'What is faith?' We will learn about how different religions show the values of their faith. Talk to your family about your values and what you believe in.RE - We will be asking the question, 'What is faith?' We will learn about how different religions show the values of their faith. Talk to your family about your values and what you believe in.



A17 – Access to information

Geography - We will be developing our understanding of the world and learn how to name, locate and describe the seven continents and five oceans. We will compare the continents we study to where we live in the United Kingdom. 

Click the link below to listen to a song that will help you learn the names of the seven continents!



A31 – Right to take part in creative activities. 

We will learn how to use a range of techniques, such as folding, tearing and crumpling to create pattern and texture for a desired effect to create an animal mask. We will explore the costume designs that Julie Taymor created for the Lion King to give us inspiration.

Follow the link below to make your own animal mask!



 We are going to be plant detectives. We will learn about the life cycle of a plant. We will investigate what happens when the basic needs of a plant are removed. The summer is a great time to have a go at growing your own plants. You could plant some fruits or vegetables and see what happens. Remember to come and tell us what you harvest!


A29 - Talents developed 

We are learning how to create landscape pictures using paint tools. We will also learn how to take photos of landscapes. You could make landscape pictures on a tablet or take photos of landscapes when you go out for a walk. We look forward to seeing what you create.


A31 – Creative activities 

This term, our focus is friendship songs. We will learn to play instruments with up to 3 notes and use our voices expressively and creatively. Do you know any songs about friendship? Listen to this one. What do you like most? Which instruments can you hear being played?