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Thorneyholme Roman Catholic Primary School

Key Stage 1

The KS1 class consists of children in Year 1 and Year 2. They are taught by Mrs Entwistle and Mrs Leedham.


Each morning the children are split into ability groups to have a phonics session using the scheme ‘Letters and Sounds’. Literacy lessons are next and are based on our topic for the half term covering a wide range of genres. After breaktime they have Mathematics. In the afternoons they have topic work, PE, Music, ICT and RE.


In RE this Spring term we will be studying the  themes of ‘Being Sorry’ and ‘Neighbours’. Each theme will take 4 weeks. Through explore, reveal and respond children will learn and be able to talk about God’s word through stories, psalms and prayer.  Throughout the year, children will also be learning about Judaism. Please click on the link to see how you can support your child this term: 


Phonics is taught daily (approx 20mins) using ‘Letters and Sounds’, which is a six-phase teaching programme. Phase 1, 2 and 3 are generally taught in the EYFS and Phase 4, 5 & 6 in Years 1 & 2. Each daily session includes an introduction, a revisit & review, direct teaching then a practice, finishing with an applying of what has been taught and conclusion.


Children read in guided groups or individually daily. Children read appropriate fiction and non-fiction books matched to their phonics phase and age-related book bands.


Global learning and learning in the forest are integrated into the children’s learning.  Click on the link to see some of the key global events the children will be participating in this year: 

This half term our topic is ‘Robots’.


Our fiction writing will be based on this book by Sue Hendra…



and we will be learning about our bodies through a ‘selection’ of the poems by Allan Wolf


Some useful webpages to look at at home are:

Our Class has a fortnightly newsletter to keep parents informed of things that are happening specifically for our class which is emailed and sent home as a paper copy. We also have Facebook page which is accessible to our Class 1 parents only. . Photos and comments of our activities are added as often as possible. This allows parents to see what their children are doing each day, even if they do come home and answer that well known question ‘What have you done today?’ with ‘Nothing!’.


Class 1 Long Term Overview

September 2016 - July 2017


Term Topic Title Main Subjects Covered
Autumn 1 Penguins, Possums and Pigs Maths, Literacy, RE, ICT, Geography, Science, Art and Design, PSHE
Autumn 2 Fire! Fire! Maths, Literacy, RE, ICT, History, Design Technology, Music
Spring 1 Family Album Maths, Literacy, RE, ICT, History, Art and Design, Geography
Spring 2 Growth and Green Fingers Maths, Literacy, RE, ICT, Science, Design Technology, Art and Design
Summer 1 The Great Outdoors Maths, Literacy, RE, ICT, Science, Geography, Design Technology
Summer 2 Robots Maths, Literacy, RE, ICT, Science, Music, PSHE


ICT Google Search Links Summer 1