Spurcroft Primary school

Spurcroft Primary school

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Key Stage 1

Topic

Our Current topic is: Scotland

We will be studying this topic over the first Spring term. The children celebrated the start of this topic by participating in our very own Highland Games, designing their own tartan, and learning a traditional Ceilidh dance!

We are linking our English to our topic by exploring the stories of Katie Morag; ultimately the children will be writing their own narratives set on the fictional Isle of Struay

For our 'Exit Point', we are hoping to open a 'Museum of Children’s Work' from their ‘Scotland’ topic in the children’s classrooms. This will be on Monday 11th February at 3 o'clock. All parents and carers are welcome to come and view our exhibits.

 

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. Children will also bring home their phonics folders at least 2 times a week, the expectation is that they will read through some of the sounds they have learnt recently with an adult at home.

·         Maths homework is set through the MyMaths website, usually fortnightly, and is then checked by your child’s class teacher online. A text alert will be sent to let you know when the Maths task has been set.

·         Spellings lists are sent home once every half term and are for you to practise at home with your child. In school, the children are practising them routinely during the school week. For further information on our spelling strategy, please speak to your child's class teacher.

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.

Communication

A termly KS1 newsletter and topic web 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.

Links to:

KS1 Newsletter can be found here.

KS1 Topic Web can be found here

Staff

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

 

Holly Class – Year 1 & 2

Mrs Mulford

Class Teacher

Beech Class – Year 2

Miss Pritchard

Class Teacher

Conifer Class – Year 2

 Mrs Carroll

Class Teacher & LKS2 Team Leader

Willow Class – Year 1

Mrs Chandler (Thursday & Friday)

Mrs Stagg (Monday-Wednesday

Class Teachers

Cedar Class – Year 1

 Mrs Madle (Monday &Tuesday)

Mrs Bennett (Wednesday-Friday)

Class Teachers

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

 

KS1 Staff 

KS1 teaching staff are as follows:

  • Cedar Y1: Terri Madle (Monday - Tuesday) and Emma Bennett (Wednesday - Friday)
  • Willow Y1: Mary Stagg (Monday - Wednesday) and Carly Chandler (Thursday - Friday)
  • Holly Y1 and 2: Emily Mulford
  • Beech Y2: Katie Pritchard
  • Conifer Y2: Nic Carroll

Timetables

The timetable for Year 2 can be found here.

The timetable for Year 1 can be found here.