Welcome to Key Stage 1
Squirrels Year 1
Frogs Year 1 and 2
Robins Year 2
At St Edward's Academy we place high importance on reading and having the support from home makes your child's leanring journey even more significant. Please encourage children to read as often as possible at home.
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.
Here is the Year 1 Phonic Screening powerpoint that explains how we are doing the phonic screen this year.
Children in Y1 need to be able to recognise and spell the first 200 high frequency words and the Y1 common exception words. Y2 need to know the next 200 high frequency words and the Y2 common exception words. Please note it is important that children are secure with the Reception list of words before they move on. It is a good idea to use look, cover, write, check to practise spellings.
For more ideas to help your child learn spellings look at the Making Spellings Memorable.
In school the style of handwriting taught is 'continuous cursive'. We start to teach this style of handwriting during the Nursery year and into the Reception year and develop it further in Year's 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 Learning at Home tab on this website.
For more information about the Key Stage One curriculum, please refer to the National Curriculum.
Information regarding SATS [Statutory Assessment Tests that take place in year 2]
Due to COVID 19, SATS will not take place this year 2020-2021.