Key Stage 1


Key Stage 1 starts in Year 1 and ends in Year 2. The transition from Reception into Year 1 is carefully managed to ensure that children experience consistent approaches in teaching and learning.

Children in Year 1 still have many opportunities for learning through play and many of the opportunities and routines the children are used to from their Reception year are replicated in Year 1.                                    camp1        camp2

Throughout KS1 children follow a thematic curriculum and learning is planned around literature and books. Children use the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme and follow the Read, Write Inc phonics scheme which makes learning to read and write fun and interactive.

Please find below our latest topic web for this term explaining about our learning and curriculum and our class newsletters.

2022 / 2023

These are the High frequency words Y1 & Y2 that children should be able to read and spell by the end of their school year.

Year 2 

Term 1 - What a wonderful world

Juniper Class Newsletter

Holly Class Newsletter

Knowledge Organiser - Living things and their habitats

RE Knowledge Organiser

Knowledge Organiser - Geography - Continents & Oceans

Topic Web

Reading Road

Year 1

Term 1 - Where we are in the world


Knowledge Organiser - Plants - Science

RE Knowledge Organiser

Geography Knowledge organiser

Topic Web

Reading Road

Please note the children are learning new words all the time.  These are the words they should know by the end of year 2 - to read and write.

Common Exception words to learn




  • leaf
  • royal
  • dolphin
  • sheep
  • heart
  • balls
  • butterfly