Welcome to our KS1 Class Page

Here you will find useful information in our termly newsletters and have the opportunity to see some of the fantastic work our children have produced.

KS1 Newsletter Aut 1 2020

Letter to Year 1

A poem from Mrs Maxfield

**NEW** Home Learning Resources – March 2020

Creative learning opportunities at home!

Early Years and KS1 Creative Learning Opportunities

Link to Classroom Kitchen daily cooking:


101 Things for kids to do indoors!

100 Things

Below you will find some papers linked to the Y1/2 Home Learning Timetable your child has brought home.

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Phonics Learning
We are pleased to let you know that your child can receive a daily phonics lesson whilst schools are closed. Please click below for further information

Letter to parents and carers about online phonics lessons

There are also a number of teaching websites that are now free to use for all parents and children. They contain many ideas and activities for learning across the curriculum.


Classroom Secrets


Previous SAT papers and Mark schemes for reading, maths and SPaG can be found on this website

Newsletters 2019-2020

KS1 news letter 2019

Curriculum 2019 -2020

Year 1 2 Curriculum Map Autumn 2019-2020

KS1 PE curriculum (1)

Phonics screening powerpoint


MESSAGE from STARS team (autism specialist support service)

We know that changes to routine, the sensory challenges of increased handwashing and the general anxiety of the situation can have a big impact for Autistic children and young people. Below are some links to information/resources that may help. Please share these with your colleagues and the parents/guardians of the children you support. Some of these may also be useful for other children and young people in your settings.


There are some resources/information to support children and young people with Autism available on the STARS website http://www.starsteam.org.uk/coronavirus-resources I have also attached some generic symbols that may be useful for parents/carers whilst children are at home. In addition to this the National Autistic society has some useful information and links:  https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.asp The NAS helpline remains open and could be a useful source of support for parents during the current unprecedented circumstances: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/main.aspx Tel:  0808 800 4104 Opening times: Monday to Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday 9am-3pm. The Leeds Community healthcare trust has some useful resources/information/links in its toolkit: https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/speech-and-language-therapy2/service-downloads/. There is some useful information and video clips to support with Intensive Interaction @ https://www.intensiveinteraction.org/

generic symbols for home

Spring term 2019-2020

KS1 making Gingerbread


Autumn Term 2019

 Diversity video


Summer Term 2019

Quite a few pictures here of our learning in Year 1 over the past 2 weeks. We’ve got the Wildlife Park trip, Science day and some learning in Maths!

Year 2 art work

Some of our budding artists in Year 2 sketching the animals we saw at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Science Day

On Wednesday 12th June were very lucky to welcome Dr Rossington, a chemist of 23 years, from Salford University to launch our Science day. He left so many of our children in awe and wonder whilst watching him at work changing the state of solids, liquids and gases. KS1 one children enjoyed a range of activities including testing which material would protect a falling egg from a bird’s nest and making habitats for minibeasts. They made predictions, found information in a range of places, observed and discussed how to make a test fair. We LOVE Science!



Skipping Competition

This week, many of our fantastic Year 2 children took part in the annual skipping competition that took place at the Morley Leisure Centre. Throughout our practise, and within the event, all children displayed our REACH values and we were beaming with pride to see their great sportsmanship when cheering on their friends and celebrating one another’s achievements!

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Trip

Key Stage One had a fantastic day making memories at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park last week. They were able to get up close to so many amazing animals and enjoyed a scientific classroom session with one of the skilled Park Rangers, thanks to our generous PTA! Another enormous Thank you to all of the parent helpers who came along to experience this with us, a wonderful time had by all.


Thank you to parents for your continued support with our home learning challenge. Here is a great example of some of the scientific home learning that is going on in Key Stage One. The children watched with awe and wonder as Ava’s rocket launched – with some help from mum!

Key Stage One children participate in sports day 2019



In Key Stage One children have been learning about the history of space travel. They have created timelines, they have sketched pictures and thought about amazingly wonderful inventions may come next! In Design and Technology, children researched, planned, made and evaluated their own space vehicle. They ranged from rockets to space buggies and all had working mechanisms.

Children also revisited some of their cooking skills in order to make cakes, mixing wet and dry ingredients and learning to crack an egg. The cakes celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

In Key Stage One children have been learning about the history of space travel. They have created timelines, they have sketched pictures and thought about amazingly wonderful inventions may come next! In Design and Technology, children researched, planned, made and evaluated their own space vehicle. They ranged from rockets to space buggies and all had working mechanisms.

Children also revisited some of their cooking skills in order to make cakes, mixing wet and dry ingredients and learning to crack an egg. The cakes celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

Year 1 Maths 

Year 1 DT

Here are some pictures from our topic display (space) where we made the planets in the solar system. There are also some pictures from guided reading this week in Year 1 looking at pictures from the ‘Man on the Moon’.

PE – Year 1

Year 1 children have been representing numbers from 1-50 in different ways this week.


This half term in Science Key Stage One children are learning all about materials. They will be revisiting naming everyday materials as well as considering their suitability for a range of uses. This week we have carried out a fair test by manipulating materials and recording whether they can bent, stretched, squashed or twisted. We found that some materials can not be changed.


Spring term 2019

To mark the end of our topic ‘Where did all the trees go?’ KS1 children spent the day preparing for our medieval banquet in which parents and carers were invited to. We made homemade lemonade, fresh bread, ‘gruel’ with fresh herbs and served up meats and berries were very popular and accessible for hunters and gatherers at the time. We decorated our wonderful summer house with our amazing writing, artwork and our thoughtful ‘promise’ leaves that explained how we vowed to save our planet from further deforestation and change. 

Cooking skills: Squeezing a lemon, kneading bread mix/dough, snipping herbs, chopping vegetables, crushing garlic.

Thank you all parents and carers for you support with these events!


Reading challenge

Key Stage one reading champions enjoyed a trip to Rothwell Library where they enjoyed sharing books with friends and represented the school while displaying our REACH values.

The seed that grew the tree

This week we have been practising our class poem ‘The Seed that Grew the Tree’. Here are a few videos of us in our groups performing the poem in class.




Music with Mrs Kiersley

Year 1/2 music with Mrs Kiersley


In Maths, Year 1 children have been working with numbers bonds to 20. We used a range of equipment including Base 10, numicon and number lines to represent these numbers.


KS1 children have been working scientifically and observing plants and trees in Science this week. They have been naming and identifying common flowering plants and trees as well as recording these in detailed diagrams – labelling and describing their basic structure. We love exploring in Science!


International Studies

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Year 2

Spring Term 2

This week we have been learning how to add in Maths by solving problems and reasoning. We have been developing our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and 20 by using the part-part whole method. In Literacy we have been learning about Robin Hood. We have enjoyed finding out about the legend and writing our own sentences about it. We even created our own scenario from the legend and drew pictures of Robin Hood taking money from the rich and giving to the poor. During our topic lessons we have been sketching symetrical pictures of trees to begin our new topic – ‘Where did all the trees go

Here are some pictures of the learning we have been doing in KS1 in Maths, Literacy, Science and Topic this term.


Cooking in the classroom

Last Friday morning, Class 2 KS had an amazing time with Mr Deveney from ‘Classroom Kitchen’ (who some of you may recognise). They made super healthy pizzas with half and half bases, mozzarella, lots of fruits and vegetables …… delicious! The children had lots of opportunities to learn and practice the skills in the cooking and ‘Healthy Schools’ curriculum. During the afternoon Mr Deveney worked with Year 5 children who also leaned how to cook delicious and healthy meals. A fantastic and tasty opportunity!

Martial Arts Assembly – October 2018

Today we were lucky enough to be joined in our assembly by Steve and Alex from the British Military Martial Arts Academy. They demonstrated lots of amazing techniques and even invited some of the children to have a go!
The children were all very excited!
Your child should have brought a leaflet home with information about the two local sessions in Oulton and Woodlesford.

Autumn Term 2018/19   Anti-Bullying Week

We have been very busy since the start of the year doing lots of learning. For anti-bullying week we made a recipe for a good friend and mixed our ingredients into a bowl. We’ve been listening to lots of fairy tales with big bad wolves in and have done lots of lovely writing. In Maths we have been working hard to develop our place value knowledge! We have enjoyed making houses for the 3 Little Pigs for our topic ‘Who’s afraid of the Big bad Wolf?’.

Fairtrade Week – Spring term 2 2018
Here are some pictures from Fairtrade week! The children loved being involved in the café, as you can see from their happy faces. We had Fairtrade banana porridge and toast, including some Fairtrade tea and coffee. KS1 made menus, artwork and posters for the event. They enjoyed helping to make, serve and eat the food. We love knowing that the money we spend on Fairtrade goes to a great cause!

Tennis coach – Spring 1
A tennis coach visited key stage one for our PE session. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and learned new skills.

Sam Safari
Sam Safaris offers the chance for schools to get up close with a variety of rare & exotic insects, mammals, reptiles, molluscs & amphibians from around the world. Year 1/2 were extremely lucky to take part in this activity and thoroughly enjoyed this. We would like to say a big thank you to Sam’s Safari.

KS1 Dodgeball Competition
Year 2 took part in a dodge ball competition at the Scout hut, Rothwell and came joint 6th. Well done Year 2 for excellent teamwork today!

Animal groups
In Science, Year 1/2 learned about the different animal groups. Some fantastic art work was created.

Where did the trees go?
As part of their topic, year 2 studied shape in the form of trees. They expanded the picture using different media.

NSPCC posters
Year 2 created posters showing how to stay safe.