Welcome to Year 1/2

Welcome to Key Stage 1

Classroom Organisation

Our unit is organised into three classes, Butterflies, Busy Bees and Ladybirds. The classes are Year 1, Year 1/2 and Year 2. The classes are taught by Miss Parker (Ladybird Year 2) Mrs McMillan/Mrs Eccles (Busy Bees Year 1/2) and Miss Warburton (Butterflies Year 1). If you wish to speak to your child’s Class teacher, please feel free to make an appointment at any time. Alternatively, you can leave a message with the adult on duty at the gate. 

Meet the Teaching Team 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Ladybirds

Miss Parker

Miss Parker & Mrs Laddle

Miss Parker & Mrs Laddle

Mr Beacall & Mrs Laddle

Miss Parker & Mrs Laddle

Busy Bees

Mrs McMillan, Mrs Wakefield and Mrs Dodd

Mrs McMillan & Mrs Wakefield

Mrs McMillan, Mrs Wakefield and Miss Carter

Mrs Eccles, Mrs Wakefield and Miss Carter

Mrs Eccles, Mrs Wakefield and Miss Carter

Butterflies

Miss Warburton & Miss Chu

Miss Warburton & Miss Chu, Mrs Dodd (AM)

Miss Warburton &  Miss Chu, Mrs Dodd (AM)

Miss Warburton & Miss Chu, Mrs Dodd (AM)

Miss Warburton & Miss Chu

Mrs McMillan and Mrs Eccles work as a job-share.

Our Key Stage 1 Curriculum 

Children continue developing from the early years, and Key Stage 1 practitioners aim to do all they can to help children achieve their best by the end of the Key Stage. Children have a right, spelled out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender. This guidance helps adults to understand and support each individual child’s development pathway. The Key Stage 1 curriculum is available on the Department for Education  website: The National Curriculum

The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.  The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.

At the end of Year 1 pupils are required to complete a phonics screening check. The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify pupils who need extra help to improve their decoding skills. The check consists of 20 real words and 20 pseudo-words that a pupil reads aloud to the teacher. You can view related documents here: Phonics Screening Checks.

At the end of Year 2 pupils are required to complete Statutory Assessments in Reading, Mathematics and SPaG (spelling punctuation and grammar). The Tests are designed to confirm whether pupils have reached the expected standard. They will identify pupils who need extra when moving into Key Stage 2. You can view sample test papers and other related documents here: National Curriculum Assessment Pactice Materials.