Welcome to Key Stage 1
Here is information about the Key Stage 1 team, the curriculum and routines.
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 Boom Reader 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.
Year 1 Common Exception Words
Year 2 Common Exception Words
Children in Year 1 and 2 need to be able to read and spell their common exception words. Please note it is important that children are secure with the Reception words before they move on. It is a good idea to use look, cover, write, check to practise spellings.
In school the style of handwriting is first taught through our phonics scheme Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS) by following the rhymes to help with the letter formation. Print is then continued in Year 1, ensuring that all letters are formed correctly. In Year 2, the children start to learn their joins. The aim is for most of the 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.