Learn Together, Shine Together

CLASS 1/2M     Miss McKeown

Mrs McEvoy     Miss Shepherd     Miss Hutcheon



Throughout this year we aim to teach children to read with increasing fluency and independence, we do this through a systematic teaching of phonics, Read, Write inc, whole class reading and sending home reading books home.

These are the book band stages.













We aim for children to leave Ks1 on white or lime. Children in year 1 are usually reading red- orange books. In order to move up a book band children need to sure word recognition, ability to decode unfamiliar words, understanding and comprehension of what they have read and increasing fluency.

To aid your children in doing this we would ask you to read with your children at least three times a week at home. As we aren’t sending books out, children can read their own or parents can log on to the oxford owl portal.

Through Read, Write Inc the children learn how to read both real and nonsense words. The KS1 phonics screening test is in May which tests the children’s ability to decode phonetic and multisyllabic words. We will have a meeting later in the year to explain this, however our door is always open if you want to discuss this beforehand. We will be doing read write inc every day. The children are streamed in small ability groups and we focus on learning a new sound each day. If you would like to know which sounds your children are learning please feel free to ask.




Our PE is on Tuesday and Thursday; please ensure your child wears suitable clothes as this will be outdoors.

This half term...

The children are really impressing me so far with how they are settling in and their hard working attitudes. We are currently using the Oliver Jeffers book 'Here We Are' for two weeks. After this transitional period we we will be using pirates to learn about compass directions in Geography, adventure stories in English and creating a ship in design technology. In maths we are focusing on number. This week we are looking at number formation and recognition them leading on to counting, addition, subtraction and place value.


We love to celebrate your children’s achievements and we do this through our Dojo app. If you want help downloading or connecting your device feel free to come and see us.

If you have any worries or concerns at all, please do not hesitate to come and see me. Working together is the best way to ensure your children are successful lifelong learners.

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Year 1/2 Curriculum A Cycle 2019 - 2020


Year 1/2 Curriculum B Cycle 2020 - 2021