Spurcroft Primary school

Spurcroft Primary school

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Key Stage 1

Topic

Our Current topic is: Animals

We will be studying this topic over the whole of Spring term 1 and 2. The children were very engaged and learnt so much when we did out Entry point which involved lots of different pets coming into school for the afternoon.

The overview of this term's topic learning can be found here.

Home Learning

Home Learning in KS1 consists of:

·         One termly project linked to the topic. The children are given a choice of projects and expected to complete at least one. This is set at the start of each term then collected in and shared during the final week of each term. Children get the opportunity to look at each other’s work and give structured feedback. Guidance and success criteria are provided to give children a starting point for their project. This term’s project tasks can be found here.

·         Children are expected to read daily to an adult or older sibling at home.  We ask that parents support this by commenting in and signing their child’s reading record whenever they have been listened to at home.

·         Maths homework is set through the MyMaths website at the start of every Maths unit and is then checked by your child’s class teacher online.

·         Spellings lists are sent home once every half term, with words highlighted that the children already know and the words that have not yet been highlighted are the words that should be practised at home. 

We try our best to match tasks to children’s abilities so that they are suitably challenged and find tasks accessible. However, if you are having difficulties in supporting or challenging your child with their home learning, please speak to their class teacher. Also, if you would like to further support your child in a particular area of their learning, please speak to their class teacher who will be happy to offer further suggestions and advice.

Routines and Resources

Routines

The Year 1 timetable for the week can be found here.

The Year 2 timetable for the week can be found here.

Although minor changes take place to accommodate trips, visitors and special learning opportunities, this will give you a guide of what subjects are generally covered during the day and how the day is structured.

Communication

A termly KS1 newsletter is sent out at the start of every short term. This will give you updates on the learning for that term, as well as give any specific information regarding KS1 pupils. 

Although we still send some paper copies of letters home with children, many of our letters are now sent electronically and we also send out regular communication via text. To avoid missing out on important information, it is important that the school office has up-to-date contact details. Please also contact the school office if you need another copy of a letter.

Resources and equipment

Although PE is often taught on set days, it is important that PE kits are kept in school every day in case extra PE lessons take place, comfortable clothes are needed for another activity or children require a change of clothes. PE kits can be taken home and washed on a Friday for the following week.

On a Thursday for Year 1 and a Friday for Year 2, children have Outdoor learning. They will be given all sorts of different learning opportunities outside during the afternoon. They must bring warm clothing to school for cold weather, this includes wellies, coats, hats, scarves and gloves. When the weather is warm children must bring sun hats and must have had sun cream applied at home in the morning. 

Staff

Hello and welcome to the KS1 Team. Below you can find out a little bit more about who we all are.

Conifer Class – Year 2

Miss Hardwick

Class Teacher and KS1 Team Leader

Beech Class – Year 2

 Mr Shields

Class Teacher

Holly Class – Year 1 and Year 2

 Mrs Carroll

Class Teacher

Willow Class – Year 1

 Mrs Bennett (Wed, Thurs and Fri) and Mrs Stagg (Mon and Tues)

Class Teachers

Cedar Class – Year 1

 Mrs Benoke

Class Teacher

Conifer Class – Year 2

Mrs Chandler

Class Teaching Assistant

Beech Class – Year 2

Mrs Marlow

Class Teaching Assistant

Holly Class – Year 1 and Year 2

Mrs Frewing

Class Teaching assistant

Willow Class – Year 1

 Mrs Taylor (Mornings) and Mrs Weller (Afternoons)

Class Teaching Assistants

Cedar Class – Year 1

Mrs Blyth

Class Teaching Assistant

 

 

Mrs Davey – Speech and Language Intervention Teaching Assistant

Mrs Smith - 1:1 Teaching Assistant in Year 2