Key Stage 1 2022 - 2023

Mrs Edwards

Welcome to KS1

Autumn Term

Our class is made up of 34 wonderful Y1 and Y2 children. Our teacher is Mrs Edwards and we are helped by Mrs Paterson, Mrs Stoker and Miss Sumner. Mrs Jackson will also be teaching us one afternoon a week for Computing and Music.

We are always busy bees in KS1 and we love learning about new topics through listening, exploring and playing. Keep a look out on our school Facebook page for updates about our learning.


Our Topics and Enquiry Questions this Half Term

Science : In our Science lessons we are learning about animals including humans and our enquiry question is 'Are humans an animal?'. Our lessons will start by looking at the different animal groups and what they eat.  Then we will move onto the human body and explore the different senses.

History : In our History lessons we are learning about significant nurses and our enquiry question is 'Why were these nurses significant people?'. We are comparing the lives of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell.

Geography : In our Geography lessons we are exploring the enquiry question 'What is the world made up of?'. We will be using our map skills to investigate the 7 continents and 5 oceans as well as thinking about world features.

R.E : In RE, we are looking at Incarnation and our enquiry question is 'Why does Christmas matter to Christians?'. We will be exploring the Christmas story in more depth, thinking about why Christmas is such an important time of celebration for Christians and how we celebrate personally.

Design and Technology : In our DT lessons this half term, our enquiry question is 'What is a salad?'. We will be exploring this by learning about different fruits and vegetables and how we can use recipes to create different types of salad.

P.E : In our PE lessons, we will be exploring the enquiry question 'How can we move?'. We will be creating our own dances in groups and using different techniques to help us to create a successful dance sequence.

Forest School : Forest School is every other Monday. Our first lesson will be on 14th November 2022. Please bring your forest school kit in a bag, making sure you have waterproofs and wellies or walking boots. In our Forest School lessons, we will be completing a range of Science, Art and Geography based activities.



Homework will be set on a Friday and will consist of reading, writing, maths or SPaG activities. This is due back in school the following Wednesday. 


Helping your child at home

Reading: Continue to read regularly at home with your child. Every child should be reading at least 4 times a week and this will be monitored in school. If a child is not consistently reading at home, parents will be contacted. 

Maths: Practise counting anywhere that you can. By the end of Y1, children need to be able to count (in ones) to a hundred. In Y2 practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, as this will prepare your child when they come to learn their times tables.

Click on the picture to take you to a game to help with ordering numbers.
Click on the picture to take you to a game to practise your counting.

Handwriting:  In Y1 the children will be introduced to precursive, this is the first step towards writing your letters joined up. In Y2 the children will start to learn how to do continuous cursive. At home encourage lots of opportunities to write; shopping lists, cooking and baking, writing instructions.


If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me on: 
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