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Year 1/2 2021 - 2022

Mrs Higgerson

Welcome to Key Stage 1

Teaching Staff

Mrs Johnston   Swan Class  Year 1
Mrs Higgerson/Miss Armstrong  Peacock Class   Year 1/2 
Mrs Coates   Cuckoo Class     Year 2

Mrs Hummerston Catch Up Year 1/2 (mornings only)

Support Staff

Mrs Alexander/Mrs Holmes Swan Class

Mrs Madden Peacock Class

Mrs Connor Cuckoo Class


 

Homework

Whilst homework is not compulsory in Key Stage 1, we would encourage you to support your child in completing any homework sent home. The homework sent home is further practice of the objectives taught during the week in your child's lessons.
 
Homework will be issued weekly for Maths and Phonics and will be sent out on a Thursday. Homework will usually be set and marked on Purple Mash. Your login has been sent in the reading bag. Please keep it in a safe place. Any paper tasks set will be sent home in the reading bag. You will also receive a weekly reading book which will be sent home on a Thursday after the children have read in school. We ask this is returned by Wednesday so that books can be changed over. Please remember to fill in your child's Reading Record to let us know how they got on at home.

Reading

The children read in a variety of ways e.g. shared reading, guided reading groups, phonics lessons, reading for pleasure, collaborative reading etc.

On our ‘Useful Information for Parents’ page you can find out about reading expectations in KS1 and there are support aids that you can use at home.

Guided reading session’s support children develop specific reading skills based on their ability. The teacher uses prior knowledge and year group expectations to plan for these sessions.

The children will bring home the guided reading book that they have read in school. This means they will have already started this book, should be familiar with it and adult comments will identify focus and next steps.

We are very grateful for the time you take to read with your children at home and this without a doubt impacts on their progress. We ask that you fill in any parent comments about how your child has got on and return the reading record.

Phonics and Spellings

In KS1 we are using our own version of Letters and Sounds to teach phonics (continued from F2). 

Within phonics sessions a range of strategies for learning spellings are introduced and practiced. This enables pupils to choose the strategies they find most effective for learning different words.

The learning strategies can be found on the 'Useful Information for Parents' Page.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to speak to your child’s teachers.

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Contact the School

Address

Greenleas Primary School

Green Ln, Wallasey

CH45 8LZ

Telephone

0151 639 1225

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