Year 1 & 2 (KS1)

Welcome to our KS1 class page

Currently in KS1 we have three classes, two mixed Year 1/2 classes and a straight Year 2 class. 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. Over the summer term in Reception, we have transition events to support starting in Year 1 in September.

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. On a typical day the children will have Maths, Phonics, Decodable reading or VIPERS and English in the morning. Lunch is between 12.15 - 1.15pm. Afternoons consist of daily maths, VIPERS/ Phonics and either Topic/ PE/ PSHE etc.

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.

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


Our PE days are Monday with Mr Sanders (PE coach) and Friday. On these days children will need to come to school in their PE kit.


  • Messages/ updates are posted on our google classroom regularly.

  • Our class code is: bj77nah Please speak to your child’s Teacher for their login details.

  • 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.

  • Spellings - each week your child will be sent home a list of spellings to learn.

  • Numbots/ TTRS/ Spelling Shed - 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 Phase 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 or speak to us at the gate or ring the office to make an appointment.

Many thanks,

KS1 team