KS1

KS1

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

KS1

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 motivatinginteresting 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 workindependent activitiesteacher 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.

Spring 2:

Reception

Our New Topic: Dinosaurs

Our topic for this half term will be Dinosaurs. Our key books will be:  How to Grow a Dinosaur and Dinosaurs in my School.

Reading

Developing our reading skills will     continue to be a focus this term. Please can we ask for your support by sharing stories and reading regularly at home and bringing your child’s book bag in each day.

PE

Reception PE is on Thursday mornings. Please can we ask that children have their PE kit on their pegs ready for their lesson in the first week back? The children can then keep their kit on their peg for the full half term.

Homework

Thank you for the continued support you give your child with their learning log. This half term, we are going to be focusing on writing simple sentences. We will be sending home a rainbow sound mat, which is a tool we use in class to support in writing. It would be great if you could also support your child in using this at home when    completing their  writing.

Spring 2:

Year 1

‘Rumble in the Jungle’

Learning Challenge

Where do we live? How does our locality compare with another? In geography, the children will be comparing our local environment (Leeds) with a contrasting environment (the jungle). We will be making safari buggies in DT using wheels and axles. In art, we will using model magic to make statues.

English

Following on from our work on The Tempest last half term, we will be studying another Shakespeare play ‘The Winter’s Tale’. We will be participating in drama based sessions to learn about the story. We will be looking at letter writing and writing letters to characters in the story.

Reading

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.

Maths

  • Addition up to 20
  • Subtraction up to 20
  • Place value up to 50
  • Measurement

We will also be practicing counting forwards and backwards and writing numbers up to 20 in numbers and words.

Science

We will be learning about plants and trees and looking at the different plants in our local area. Children will learn about what is the same and different about flowers around us. We will also continue our learning about the seasons by looking at the changes in our environment.

P.E

During indoor PE, children will be creating a jungle dance using the song ‘Hakuna Matata’ from ‘The Lion King’. The children will be practising their throwing and retrieving a ball skills during outdoor PE and will be playing ball games. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. Chaffinch Class: Tuesday and Thursday Doves Class—Tuesday and Thursday.

PSHCE

Across Spring 2 we will be looking at careers and financial capability. We will be learning about:  Where money comes from and making choices when spending money  Saving money and how to keep it safe  About different jobs people do We will also be learning about how we can safely search the Internet by using key words effectively.

Year 2: 

Learning Challenge

‘Comparing Locations’

Where do we live?

How does our locality compare with another?

The children will be comparing our local environment (Leeds) with a contrasting                            environment (the rain forest in Congo, Africa).

They will be using the internet to research the similarities and differences and will present their findings by using Word on the computer. The children will also be designing and making jungle jeeps.

English

Throughout Spring 2 our writing will be focused around the theme: ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We will be visiting Leeds city museum where the children will have an animal workshop and will then write a recount of their experience. We will also be reading stories which are set in Africa and are all about the animals there. The children be writing their own stories based on these.

Reading

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.

Maths

  • Measures involving money
  • Statistics
  • Shape
  • Fractions

We are continuing to focus on our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

You can help your child at home by challenging them to see how quickly they can recall their times tables in random order.

Science

Year 2 will continue investigating different materials and their properties. We will then be looking into the basic needs of plants for survival and the main changes as seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

PE

During indoor PE, children will be creating a jungle dance using the song ‘I wanna be like you’ from ‘The Jungle Book’.

The children will be practising their throwing and catching skills during outdoor PE and will be playing rounders.

Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school.

Eagles Class: Monday and Tuesday

Emus Class—Tuesday and Friday

PSHCE

Across Spring 2 and Summer 1 we will be looking at the  similarities and differences between people, including     biological differences. We will also learn about how we all need different care and how families are all very different.

We will also be learning about how we can safely search the Internet using different search sites by using key words effectively and what to do if we come across something we don’t like or something that makes us feel uncomfortable.

 

 

Spring 1

Learning Challenge

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.

English

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.

Maths

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.

Reading

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.

Science

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.

Computing

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.

PSHCE

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.

P.E

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

Homework

Learning Logs:

Given out on a

Wednesday – please hand these in on a  Monday

Autumn 1

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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