Key Stage 1 at Hunslet Moor Primary

Welcome to Year 1 & Year 2!

Welcome to KS1

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.

Year 1 Year 2
Class 1A Class 1B Class 2A Class 2B
Class teacher:

Mrs Read


Class teacher:

Miss Verity

Class teacher:

Miss Bates


Class teachers:

Ms Hayes (KS1 Phase Leader)


Support staff:

Miss Humphreys

Support staff:

Miss Green

Mr Popple/Miss Kirkwood: 1:1 provision


Support staff:

Mrs Clarke


Support staff:

Miss Jacques (Monday)

Mrs Whittam (Tuesday- Friday, cover supervisor)

Mrs Clayton: 1:1 provision


KS1 Bridge provision:  Miss Wicks (3 mornings), Miss Bolger (2 mornings)

Interventions: Miss Jacques


KS1 curriculum

We follow a one-year 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 Reading

Learning logs go home each week (in line with our after school clubs) for your child to complete and return to school. Details of specific days will be on termly newsletters.

Please can we remind all parents/ carers to sign their child’s reading record every time they have read. This helps us know how your child is getting on with their reading at home and also ensures that their book is changed regularly.

Autumn 1

Year 1: Home Sweet Home

We will be learning about the history of homes during autumn term in Year 1. During DT lessons, we will be building our own houses and in art, we will be producing pieces of art inspired by Van Gogh.

Year 2: Families and Neighbours

In our first half term of the new school year, we are excited to learn all about each other through our theme ‘Families and Neighbours’. During our learning challenge work, we will be learning about Florence Nightingale and the impact she has had on today’s society. We will also be studying artwork produced by Guiseppe Arcimboldo.


We will be sending home newsletters each half term to share what we are doing but if you would like to know anything please come and speak to Ms Hayes, the KS1 Leader or one of the KS1 team.

We look forward to working together with you.

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