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Welcome to Key Stage One



Year 1 teacher: Miss Debbie Darby

Year 1 teaching assistant: Mrs Julie Cox

Year 1 teaching assistant: Mrs Kerry Baker

Year 2 teacher: Miss Amy Callaghan

Year 2 teaching assistant: Miss Amelia Brown


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:

Geography - local community, we will look at Walsall Wood and the surrounding areas.

Science - We will explore seasonal changes across the four seasons.

RE - How Christians celebrate Christmas and why people give presents.

DT - Homes, we will be designing and building structures.


Afternoons in Yr 2


History - We will study about Moon landings and astronauts.

Design and Technology - You will be given a design brief to create your very own Moon Buggy. 

Science - Scientist Study (Dorothy Hodgkin), we will research a famous scientist.

Religious Studies - A Christian Christmas, focusing on how Christians celebrate Christmas. 

Computing - Computer Science, we will create our own algorithms. 

Design and Technology


Year 1 - Homes


We will be using our imaginative ideas and a range of materials and joining techniques to build homes from reclaimed materials such as boxes and Kitchen roll holders as well as using tools including scissors, glue, masking tape, etc. . 

Children will then use everything they have learnt about how to make a model house to design their own building to construct as part of a final showcase.


Can you show me what your house looks like?




Year 2 - Moon Buggies 

In Year 2 we are going to study Moon Landings in History, because of this we are going to design and create moon buggies in D&T. 



Did you know? 

The Apollo lunar roving vehicle was a battery-powered space buggy. The astro- nauts on Apollo 15, 16, and 17 used it to explore their landing sites and to travel greater distances than astronauts on earlier missions. The lunar rover neatly folded up inside the lunar lander during trips to the Moon.


Have a go at designing your own moon buggy!