Key Stage 1 at Hunslet Moor Primary
Welcome to Year 1 & Year 2!
Welcome to KS1
There are 4 classes within our phase and these consist of the following:
Class C- Chaffinch (Year 1)
Teacher: Mrs Read
Teaching Assistants: Miss Sturdy and Mrs Usman
Class D – Doves (Year 1/2)
Teacher: Mrs Bailey
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Clarke
Class E – Eagles (Year 2)
Teachers: Miss Wicks- Phase Leader (Monday-Thursday), Miss Colman (Friday)
Teaching assistant: Miss Johnson
Class E Breakout- Emus (Year 2)
Teachers: Ms Hayes
Teaching assistant: Miss Johnson
In KS1 our aim is to ensure every child feels happy and safe in school and enjoys their learning so that they are able to reach their full potential. We welcome parents and carers into school with any questions or concerns you may have. Please speak to any member of the team!
In Key Stage 1 we work in close partnership with parents and the Early Years Foundation Stage Team to ensure all children continue their learning journey in a safe, happy and nurturing environment, which stimulates their creativity and development.
We hope that together, we can engage your child in a variety of motivating, interesting and exciting learning opportunities that will prepare them to become independent learners and achieve to their full potential.
All of our Key Stage 1 team have a strong commitment and dedication to providing the best possible education for children at Hunslet Moor Primary School.
In KS1 we follow a two year rolling program in which all subjects of the National Curriculum plus R.E. are taught through a thematic approach. We believe that learning should be meaningful and we give children the opportunity to learn in a way that is familiar and relevant to their everyday lives. Learning in KS1 takes the form of guided group work, independent activities, teacher led activities and play-based learning. We use a variety of stimulating teaching styles and strategies to hook and engage the children in their learning, which include ‘hands on’ learning, visual learning through pictures, videos or demonstrations, and auditory learning through sounds and hearing.
Learning Logs and Homework
Learning logs go home every Wednesday evening for your child to complete and return to school by the following Monday.
Please can we remind all parents/ careers to sign their child’s reading journal after every book they have read to ensure that their book is changed regularly.
Our Local Area
Where do we live?
How has our local area changed over time?
What changes have happened within living memory?
The children will be using simple field work and observational skills to study the school grounds and our local area.
Year 2 will be going on a local walk and using maps to support their learning.
Year 1 will also be using maps to study our local area and focussing on how we can I improve our school environment.
During Spring 1, Year 2 will be writing a story based on the story, ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’. They will also be learning about performance poetry and writing their own reports.
Year 1 will also be writing their own stories, exploring poetry and reports. They will be exploring the works of Shakespeare to inspire their writing.
Year 1 will be consolidating their addition and subtraction learning and moving on to doing so within 20. They will be exploring place value within 50.
Year 2 will be learning multiplication, division and money.
They will be focussing on their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. You can help them at home by challenging them to see how quickly they can recall their times tables randomly.
It is important that your child reads regularly at home. Please encourage your child to read every day for at least 15 minutes.
Your child’s book and reading record must be in school everyday.
In Science the children will continue to learn about materials and will also learn about our changing world. Year 1 will move onto exploring plants and investigate plants that we can find within our school grounds.
The children will be continuing their learning about algorithms in Year 1 and will be programming Bee-bots. In Year 2 the children will begin to code using the Scratch Jr programme.
In KS1 we are learning about medicines and what we put into our bodies in PSHCE.
We are also thinking about cyber bullying and how we can keep ourselves safe online.
Children will develop basic movements including coordination and will create sequences to perform.
Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school.
Eagles Class: Monday and Tuesday
Emus Class—Tuesday and Friday
Dove Class— Wednesday and Thursday
Chaffinch Class—Tuesday and Thursday
Given out on a
Wednesday – please hand these in on a Monday
In our first half term of the new school year we are excited to learn all about each other through our theme ‘Ourselves’. During our learning challenge work, the children in Year 1 will learn about food that is associated with different cultures and special times and will begin to think about our local environment. In Year 2, the children will consider the importance of eating healthily and the importance of physical activity, sleep and rest. They will also consider our local environment in relation to the countries of the United Kingdom.
Local library visits
Each class will be visiting the local library on Dewsbury road in October for a library skills session. Following this, the children will have the opportunity to visit the local library, with each class rotating these visits throughout the year.
We encourage all children to visit their local library outside of school regularly to encourage children to make their own book choices and to continue to read for pleasure. If you want any further information about borrowing books from the library, either pop into your local library or speak to Miss Wicks, who will be able to give you further information.
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