Year Groups

Year One & Two

Welcome to Key Stage One

As children come into Key Stage One we encourage them to be more independent. Our school day is structured to make the transition from Foundation to Key Stage One as smooth as possible. We have three classes within the key stage and we all follow the same curriculum which is differentiated according to the child’s individual needs. We encourage parents to support their children with homework and you are welcome to come in and help.

Mrs Caroline Savage - KS1 Teacher, Literacy, First Aid
Mrs Flair Baggaley - KS1 Teacher, PSHCE, British Values & Holly Values
Miss India Linley - KS1 Teacher. PE

Learning Overview – Autumn Two – 2021

We hope that you all enjoyed the half term break. This half term our theme is Out of this World where our history work will explore the life of Neil Armstrong. Some of our work in English will include space-based texts, both fiction and non-fiction. Tied into the space theme, our art work will continue our work on Vincent Van Gogh and his painting The Starry Night. In geography we’ll be learning about continents and oceans. You may like to use Google Earth with your child to go exploring. In RE we’ll be exploring how different faiths have a theme of light in their celebrations and, of course, why we celebrate Christmas. In both PSHE and computing we’ll look at the importance of personal safety and the difference between a surprise and a secret.

We hope that you’ll all be able to make an appointment to either meet us face to face or speak to us about your child’s progress. School works best when we work in partnership and can share our concerns and celebrate successes. With that in mind we’ll hopefully be presenting many of the children with a small gift and a certificate to celebrate them reaching one hundred reads. It’s so lovely to be able to reinstate this and focus on the children’s love of reading.

As always, pop in and speak to us if you have any concerns.

Information & Site Links

All children will have key words to learn on a weekly basis as well as mathematics and literacy/topic themed homework. The children are also expected to read everyday and each time the diary is filled in, the children can move along the reading stars track to gain their first 100 reads award. As we all know, reading is the key to learning.

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KS1 Topics include

Ourselves

Space

Habitats

Great Fire of London

Plants

The Seaside

Computing

Opportunities

Football

Breakfast Club

Afterschool Club

Forest Schools

Cricket

Wheelchair Basketball

Dance Club

KS1 Visits & Visitors

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Windmill

Puppet Show

Pantomime

Firefighters

Pets & Vets

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Values & Themes

Keeping Safe

Friendship

Caring

Kindness

School Rules

Respect

Paired Reading
Holly Primary School