Key Stage 1

 

 

Key Stage 1 Class Information 2019 – 2020

Item Day Information

Homework 

Spellings

 

 

Spellings are sent home each week and are tested the following week as follows:

Year 1 – Sent home Friday and tested the following Friday.
Year 2 – Sent home Friday and tested the following Friday.

Homework

Reading

  Children need to be practicing their reading 5 times a week at home, with an adult MINIMUM. This is in addition to any reading they do in school.

Reading can consist of activities such as Page 99, Tricky Work Window, Dictionary work or answer questions about a section of the text. One or two pages a day is better than 10 pages once a week.

Homework logs should be in school every day.

Year 1 – Books can be changed Monday and Friday.
Year 2 – Books can be changed independently any day. 

Children can practice answering VIPERs questions. Click here – vipers questions for parents

Homework 

Maths

 

 

Children need to be practicing their maths skills 5 times a week at home, with an adult MINIMUM. This is in addition to maths at school. 

Times tables are a focus for home learning. The expectations are that by the end of the school year children should know their times tables as follows:

Year 1 – Not applicable
Year 2 – 2,5,10 

Year 2 will also be sent homework each Friday that needs to be completed and returned to school by the following Friday. It will be either Maths or English based. 

A little and often approach can be taken – some suggestions include:
Chanting times tables- Whether it’s marching up and down the stairs or over breakfast. The basic skill of going up and down in their times tables in very important.
Quick fire questioning – Fire times table questions and get your child to answers back quickly. This is one step further than just chanting in order.
Learning times tables with a broom! – This technique breaks the times tables down into smaller chunks and teaches them the relationship between them. E.g. 10x something is double 5x something. The clip below shows how it is done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXdHGBfoqfw

Times table songs – Below is a list of song which can be found on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTAwXjId4_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWJ-aCxQ_gw

Alternatively just search the times table on YouTube and there are hundreds!

Learning the tricks! – 12 x table trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhj1D_JxqV4

9x table trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbcra3rCqc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70UVUlobZyM

Online Games – Just by searching “times table games” you will find hundreds of sites which can help develop you child’s number fact knowledge. Here are just a few:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-multiplication.html

Maths Apps – ‘Doodle Maths’ has been recommended to us by previous parents.
Work books – Some parents like children to work through a work book. Any high street shop/supermarket make their own and any are good!
Numbots Maths (Logon details issued to pupils)
https://play.numbots.com/#/intro
Rock Star Maths (Logon details issued to pupils)
https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/
Online Worksheets

Library Sessions

Tuesday
after school 3.30 pm to 4.00 pm

 

The library is open for children to borrow a book for 14 days after which it needs to be returned to the library and changed or renewed. Each book has a unique library bar code. Every child has their own code as well so books are scanned in and out of the library. Please do not return library books to the classroom. 

If you have any queries regarding the library please see Mrs Noad or Mrs Sheppard. 

 

PE Sessions

Year 1

Tues pm

Year 2

Weds pm

Please ensure your child has their full named PE kit in school. PE bags are sent home every holiday giving parents an opportunity to wash items and check that their kit still fits. PE clothing that is too small restricts the children and is uncomfortable.
PE kits should be in school every day as on occasions PE sessions may be rearranged.

The Daily mile is run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Assessment Week Monday to Friday Year 1
Term 1 – Week commencing 14th October 2019
Term 3 -Week commencing 3rd February 2020
Term 5 -Week commencing 18th May 2020Phonics Screening – weeks commencing 8th June and 15th June 2020.Year 2
Term 1 – Week commencing 14th October 2019
Term 3 -Week commencing 3rd February 2020
Term 5 – These take place throughout May 2020. Further information regarding KS1 SATs will be issued prior to them taking place. Please ensure your child has a good nights sleep every night and a good breakfast. This will help with their concentration and ensure they do the best they can.