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Welcome to Key Stage One



Year 1 Team

Mrs Lydia Farnell, Mrs Sophia Probert & Mrs Julie Cox


Year 2 Team

Miss Amy Callaghan, Miss Amelia Brown & Mrs Kerry Baker


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 make the next step in your learning, by using the links in the subject boxes.




We want you to focus on learning and recalling your times tables. You can do this by playing on TTRockstars.

Click on this link to take you straight to it.

TTRockstars homework is set every Friday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday.






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. 


In English this term we are focussing on books by Dr.Seuss. We will be reading the story 'Fox in Socks' and look at rhyming strings. When sharing the story. 'Green Eggs and Ham' we will create our own tongue twisters. We will listen to 'The Cat in the Hat and have a go at composing and writing our own simple sentences. The story 'The places you'll go' will inspire us to write about a place we would like to visit.


Next half term we will be reading stories about special toys such as: Kipper's Toy Box, Dogger, This is the Bear and That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown. Children will join in with predictable phrases, sequence events and build on their prior knowledge and learning of writing simple sentences linked to a story.

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! 


In Yr 2 this half term we are focussing on traditional tales such as; The Enormous Turnip, The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood. We have also looked at the poem Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf by Roald Dahl in his book of Revolting Rhymes. 

Click the link to watch the revolting rhyme of Little Red Riding Hood. 


Next half term we will be focussing on Dilemma Stories like; Silly Billy, Operation Night Monster and The Day the Crayons Quit and On the Way Home. In these stories the characters all face dilemmas. A dilemma is a difficult situation in which you have to choose between two or more alternatives.


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!


Afternoons in Year 1


This half term, we are learning about:

History - we will learn about changes to currency.

Science - we will learning about our senses and the body parts linked to these.

RE - we will be learning about people celebrate special times, including Baptisms. 

Music - we will be learning about Old School Hip Hop!

Art - we will be focusing on our drawing skills focusing on the work Giuseppe Arcimboldo. 


Afternoons in Year 2


This half term, we are learning about:

Geography - we will make comparisons between Birmingham UK and Birmingham USA.

Art - we will be creating building structures using a range of resources.

Computing - we will recap the skills we have previously learnt.

Science - we will be learning about human life cycles. 

RE - we will learn about how and why we celebrate special times.

Art Activity 

Why not visit The New Art Gallery Walsall! There are lots of interesting things to see and do there.

Click the link below and have a go at some of these activities!


Year 1 - Drawing (Giuseppe Arcimboldo)

Giuseppe Arcimboldo is an artist that used fruit and vegetables to create portraits.

Why not have a go at creating a self-portrait using fruit and vegetables. We'd love to see some pictures!


Year 2 - Structures

This term our Art topic focuses on building models of structures using a variety of materials. 



Look at the range of buildings,  you could have a go at building one using some recycled materials. Get creative and we can't wait to see the pictures!