This year Mrs Brady is teaching the oldest Year 2 children with Mrs Coulton working as classroom assistant.
Mrs Murray is teaching the youngest Year 2 and the oldest Year 1 children with Mrs Sutton working as classroom assistant.
Mrs Pimperton and Mrs Thompson are teaching the youngest Year 1 children and Mr Bedford is their classroom assistant.
Mrs Mills and Mrs Ricketts also work within the team.
Our curriculum is organised as part of a rolling programme of topics across Key Stage One. Each topic typically lasts a half term and contains a coverage of key skills across the curriculum, which enables links to be made across subjects – promoting creativity and enjoyment for all children. Topics include Land Ahoy, Heroes and Heroines, Blast off, Turrets and Tiaras, Christmas comes to Town. London’s Burning, Arriba Arriba and Despicable Me.
In KS1 literacy is initially taught through Read, Write Inc, a structured programme that uses systematic phonics to teach all children to read and write. For more information see Read, Write, Inc Information for Parents . Towards the end of KS1 children will move from the Read, Write, Inc programme to whole class literacy lessons.
Number Clubs & Double Digits
In order to improve our children's speed and accuracy with mental arithmetic, we are using Double Digits, with Year 2. Year 1 will continue with Foundation Stage maths clubs and move onto Double Digits once these are completed. Children complete a Double Digit test weekly - on a given day. Each test focuses on a specific mental maths skill, for example, number bonds to 10, doubling, adding two 2-digit numbers, 5 times tables, etc. These tests are progressive and have a time limit of 10 minutes in order to encourage rapid recall of number facts. As children complete each Double Digit club, they will receive a certificate. The Double Digit tests will be sent home weekly and we would very much appreciate it if you could help your children by looking at the tests together and practising the mental maths focus. We have recently updated these tests to ensure that they best help children in Key Stage One develop their mental maths skills and a new updated list of 11, 22 and 33 club tests can be found on the website. You can also help your child develop their rapid recall of times tables by reciting them at home (10, 2, 5 then 3 and 4 times tables) once these are mastered then children will also need to learn related division facts.
Sesame and Nut Free
We are a sesame and nut free school. It is vitally important, due to allergies of some of our pupils that the following foods are not included in pupil’s packed lunches. Please do not send peanuts in any form e.g peanut butter and snack bars containing them. Please do not make sandwiches usi...
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Head teacher: Liz Powell
Ashby de la Zouch
Tel: 01530 412243