Welcome to
Key Stage One

Staff

Miss N Scudder- KS1 Phase Leader and Class teacher 1/2S

Mr L. Davison- Class teacher 1D 
Mrs S. Tudball - Class teacher 1T
Mrs D. Kelly - Class teachers 2K
Mrs K. Sullivan - Class teacher 2S

Mrs N. Fentiman- Booster teacher
Mrs C. Dawson - Booster teacher 

If you would like to speak to a member of the team please pop into the office to make an appointment or fill in the contact form on the front page of the website.

Children's learning in KS1 is supported by a team of teaching assistants (TAs).
Our TAs support in all classes as well as teaching phonics throughout the school.

TAs in KS1 - Mrs M. Baker, Mrs T. Bates, Mrs D. Damerell, Mrs C. Fitzgerald, Mrs K. May and Mrs N. White.

2nd September - Staff Development Day

3rd September- Children return

10th October- World Mental Health Day

15th October- Parents evening

17th October- Parents evening

22nd October- Infant film night

25th October- Tag day

25th October- Last day of term

 

These are some of the websites that we like to use in school:

Give The Dog a Bone - rapid number recognition against the clock.

Order the numbers - choose the number range then order the numbers.

Phonics play - practice using sounds to read real and nonsense words

Curriculum
Information

 Phonics and literacy

For more information on the teaching of phonics and literacy at Byron click here.

Maths

A big focus within Year 1/2 this year is number bond knowledge. By the end of Year 1 the children should know the number pairs that equal 10 by heart and by the end of Year 2 the children should know the number pairs that equal 20 by heart.

Below are links to two documents showing what children should know and be able to do in maths by the end of Year 1 and 2:

Year 1 Maths      Year 2 Maths

 

Physical Education

Each class has two sessions of PE a week – one inside and one outside.   Days are:

1D: Tuesday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor)
1F: Tuesday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor)
1/2S: Monday (Indoor) and Thursday(Outdoor)
2K: Monday (Indoor) and Thursday(Outdoor)
2S: Monday (Indoor) and Thursday(Outdoor)

Please make sure that the children have the correct kit for their lesson:
Indoor PE: shorts, t-shirt and bare feet in the hall
Outdoor PE: Shorts, t-shirt and trainers (in warm weather).  Jogging bottoms, t-shirt, jumper and trainers (in cold weather).

During all PE lessons, children need to have long hair tied back and earrings removed.  It is school policy not to tape over earrings, they must be removed by the children themselves, adults cannot help them with this.

Our Unit of Work ~
"Mess, Muck and Mixtures "

Our topic this term is called 'Mess, Muck and Mixture'.

We’re warning you, this is going to get messy! We will be investigating mixtures from paint and toothpaste to jelly and shaving foam. We'll enjoy the story of George's Marvellous Medicine and write recipes, lists and stories of our own. We'll use our science skills to explore everyday materials and understand why mixtures freeze and melt. We will be learning how to measure using scales, measuring jugs and cylinders accurately. We are having Chart Wells teach us about healthy eating and will follow recipes to make some yummy treats. Our art work will rely on our mixing skills. We will create food landscapes inspired by Carl Warner, paint with ice cubes and use a variety of materials to make mixed media collages.

Physical Education

In Games we are going to be working on catching, throwing and skipping. Indoor PE will be gymnastics.

Rights Respecting Schools

This term we will be working on article 2. The convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.