Key Stage 1 (Class 3, 4 & 5)

Welcome to Key Stage 1

  • Class 3 (Year 1) - Mrs Atkinson
  • Class 4 (Year 1 & 2) - Mrs Reeves
  • Class 5 (Year 2) - Mrs Robinson

Support staff

  • Miss Dawson
  • Mrs Collins
  • Mrs Kelly
  • Mrs Dickinson
  • Mrs Gough

Should you need to contact any member of the KS1 team, please email the school via RalphButterfield.School@york.gov.uk or speak to one of us at the start/end of the school day in order to arrange a convenient time.

 

Information for Summer Term 2022 

THE BIG QUESTION – What does it mean to me?

This question is linked to the British Value ‘Tolerance’ and is a whole school initiative.

 

THEMES

Our overall study unit title is ‘I was there when…’. This will include:

  • History - Great fire of London and The Moon Landing

  • Art - Paper/natural sculptures

  • Computing - Coding

  • RE  - How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?

  • PSHE - Keeping Physically Healthy and Keeping Safe

  • PE - REAL PE (physical skills) & Athletics

  • Science - Plants and working scientifically/Seasonal Change

Your child will also have daily reading, writing and maths lessons.

To bring each day

· Water bottle (containing water) – please remember to label this with your child’s name.

· A waterproof hooded jacket as we do still go outside at playtimes in light rain.

To leave in school throughout the week

· PE kit – inside and outside

P.E days

Class 3 – Wednesday and Thursday

Class 4 - Monday and Friday

Class 5 – Wednesday and Thursday

Your child will need their Indoor and Outdoor kit in school at all times as our timetable is intended to be flexible. Plimsolls are required for indoor PE lessons and trainers must be worn for outdoor lessons.

  • Outdoor Kit - black shorts, white t-shirt, black tracksuit, trainers (plus a carrier bag for these for when they are muddy) and spare socks.

  • Indoor Kit - black shorts, white t-shirt, plimsolls, (+ socks for girls wearing tights – tights are not appropriate for PE or games)

Hair - all children with hair longer than shoulder length should have it tied back.

Earrings - earrings must be removed or taped over. Please bring the tape if they cannot be removed.

Please ensure all belongings have your child’s name on them.

Homework

Usually homework will be given to your child on a Friday, to be returned on the following Friday. The homework will consist of a phonics, handwriting and maths task. Year 1 and 2 children are expected to spend 10 minutes on each task (but no more). The standard of homework should reflect your child’s ability and they should complete as independently as possible.

Reading

It is really important that your child reads regularly at home. This should include reading aloud to an adult with discussion of the text. Ideally, this would be daily but as a minimum we would suggest three or four times a week. Your child can also access Bugclub and read allocated books online which are accompanied by interactive comprehension questions.

Spelling

Your child will bring home a weekly spelling list to learn and we ask that they regularly revisit the spellings on the Year 1/2 word list. The year 1/2 word lists are in the front of your child’s spelling book. Your child will regularly be assessed on each set of words.


Please don’t hesitate to speak to one of us if you have any questions/concerns or if you would like further information about any of the above.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Atkinson (Class 3), Mrs Reeves (Class 4) and Mrs Robinson (Class 5)

"Thank you for all the hard work you all put in, our daughter settled into the school really well and we know that’s down to you all."
Parent