Year 1 & 2 (KS1)

Welcome to our KS1 class page 

In KS1 we have four classes, two Year 1 classes and two Year 2 classes. Children come up from Reception to us where we build on the early skills and the foundations that have been laid. We work closely with the Early Years team to learn about each individual child. When children start in Year 1 we continue with a continuous provision style of learning and adults work with small focus groups to complete learning in books. In addition to accessing the continuous provision inside the classroom and in the outdoor area, children will also complete rainbow challenges independently. Rainbow challenges will cover different areas of the curriculum through the continuous provision. On a typical day the children will have a Maths input, Phonics, Reading, English and then either Topic/ Science or PE in the afternoons.  Lunch is between 12.15 - 1.15pm.  As children move through the year we will prepare them for the step up into Year 2 and more formal learning. In Year 2 the children will build on their Year 1 learning with slightly longer inputs and continue to work with more independence. 

Each morning a member of the KS1 team will be on the gate to welcome the children into school and to take any messages/ questions from parents. Registration is between 8.45-8.55am. 

Key information: 

Please make sure your child brings a named water bottle each day. 

Fruit is available each day for the children or they can bring their own healthy snack in from home for playtime. NO nuts allowed. There is also a hot snack on offer for the children which they will need to bring money in for. They will be responsible for looking after their own money.

Please make sure all belongings are named this ensures they can be returned to you much quicker! 


Our PE days are: 

Year 1 Wednesday and Friday (with Mr Sanders PE coach). 

Year 2 Thursday and Friday (with Mr Sanders PE coach). 


Messages/ updates are posted on our google classroom regularly. Year 1 and 2 have separate google classrooms. 

Please speak to your child’s Teacher for their login details. 

Each week Spellings will be posted on a Friday, these are also sent home with the children. 

Homework tasks are then posted on the google classroom each half term - this will include knowledge organisers for each topic to go through with your child before starting the new topic. 

Children will have a home school reading book where they are expected to read each night at home and record this in their reading record. Children that read 3 times a week at home get extra playtime as a reward. 

Numbots/ TTRS - your child will be issued with logins. 

National Curriculum: 

Please see the attached documents to see the objectives children are taught in Year 1/2 and the expectations for the end of the year. 


Children will continue to have daily Phonics lessons in Year 1 and Year 2. The focus being to learn an increasing number of sounds and being able to segment/ blend words in order to read. Below are sound mats for Levels 2-5 which children should know. At the end of Year 1 all children will take part in the Phonics Screening Check where they will need to read real/ alien words. Below is an example of the check. Attached also are common exception word lists for Year 1 and 2. These are tricky words that the children cannot sound out but will need to recognise by sight and be able to spell them. 

If you have any questions etc then please do get in touch. You can email us on  speak to us at the gate or telephone the office to make an appointment. 

Many thanks, 

KS1 team

Level 2-sound-mat.pdf
Level 5 Sounds Mat.pdf