Miss Farmer, Mr Dalley & Mrs Howlett

Welcome back!

We hope you have had an enjoyable Summer and have been able to make the most of the good weather.

We are looking forward to an exciting Autumn term in KS1 and would like to introduce this terms topic, Superheroes! Most of our learning will be very closely linked to this topic. At home spend time talking about what does it mean to be a Superhero? Who are your favourite Superheroes? Here is our topic web plan (click on this link to see our ideas and plans)Superheroes topic web

Over the next week children will be settling in to their new classes, getting used to new routines etc. In Literacy most of our work will be linked to the story ‘Traction Man’, Maths we will be focussing on Number and Place Value. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school all week.

This webpage will be updated weekly so please keep checking it to see important information and upcoming dates. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Farmer.

HELP – we are currently trying to develop the corridor surrounding the KS1 classrooms to make it more exciting and engaging for the children. We would love a reading area that children can access at lunchtimes/ other times throughout the day. We need cushions, blankets and ideally a children’s superhero costume that isn’t used anymore. Any donations would be greatly received.

Many thanks,

KS1 team.


Upcoming events/ messages

Thursday 20th September – 9.15am – Stay and Play – more details to follow.

Tuesday 9th October – Parents evening – 3.45 – 7.30.

Thursday 11th October – Parents evening – 3.45 – 5.30.

Thursday 18th October – break up for half term.

Friday 19th October – PD day.


Helpful information

There are many expectations to fulfil in Year 1 and Year 2, below are the standards that the pupils should meet by the end of the year.

Maths Year 1 Standards

Maths Year 2 standards

Reading Year 1 Standards

Reading Year 2 Standards

Writing Year 1 Standards

Writing Year 2 Standards

Multiplication game  Hit the Button

Example of our cursive handwriting can be found on this link: Cursive Handwriting

Letters and Sounds

These are the sounds that all the children should know;

Phase 2 sound mat

Phase 3 sound mat

phase 5 mat

By the end of Year 1 all pupils should know all of these sounds.  They should be able to decode and blend sounds to read and write words that use all of the sounds included on the mats above.

Example of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test (Pupils in Year 1 are tested in June); Phonics Screening Example


Children will no longer have a weekly test as they are doing Spellings in their Phonics lessons daily where they are assessed. To help your child at home please go through the common exception words with them, there are many tricky words on the list that often do not follow rules so it will be worthwhile practising these regularly.

Year 1 Common Exception words; Year 1 common exception word list

Year 2 Common Exception words;Year 2 common exception word list

Support for spelling https://www.spellzone.com/pages/contents.cfm


More info to follow. 

Things I need at school

Authorised Adults Sheet  ES parent sign up sheet



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