Welcome to Key Stage 1
Robins Year 1
Frogs Year 1 and 2
Bats Year 2
At St Edward’s Academy we place high importance on reading and having the support from home makes your child’s learning journey even more significant. Please encourage children to read as often as possible at home using the online GoRead app.
Children begin reading phonic books matched to their needs until they have passed the Phonic Screen which takes place in the Summer Term of Year 1. The children then move on to colour band books to develop their comprehension, fluency, stamina and enjoyment. Many of these books are from the Oxford scheme featuring Biff, Chip and Kipper.
In school the style of handwriting taught is ‘continuous cursive’. We start to teach letter formation in Nursery and Reception and develop continuous cursive in Years 1 and 2 with the aim for most children to be writing in a fully cursive style as they enter Year 3.
For resources to help with handwriting go to teachhandwriting.co.uk
Here is information about Mental Maths and the year group targets we are working on in school as well as what parents can do at home. Mental Maths homework is posted on ClassDojo each half term and can also be found on the Home Learning tab on this website.
Information on our Religious Education Curriculum
For more information about the Key Stage One curriculum, please refer to the National Curriculum.
Year 2 SATs Information for Parents