Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1
KS1 consists of three classes - Penguin, Starfish and Turtle - each contain 30 pupils from Year 1 and Year 2. Within the phase, we have three class teachers – Miss Read (Phase Lead), Miss Cleaver and Mr Graham - and four teaching assistants – Mrs Clark, Miss Pullen, Mrs Condell and Miss Bullen. Your child may also be taught by Miss Bullen as she is in the process of completing her teacher training. The teaching assistants move between the three classes to support where necessary.
Our teaching and learning follows the National Curriculum and is delivered through exciting and engaging lessons and topics. Pupils are separated into two Year 1 and 2 groups for maths so that their learning is focused on the aims and skills of their year group. In phonics, we follow the Letters and Sounds programme and pupils are split into smaller groups with directed learning from a class teacher or teaching assistant. Phonics occurs daily for 20 minutes and is followed up/applied within all lessons. In KS1 we follow the Collins Big Cat Reading Scheme which is connected to the Letters and Sounds programme. Your child’s home reading book corresponds to their phonetic ability and they will progress through the book levels as their decoding skills, fluency and comprehension skills develop and the class teacher/teaching assistant feels it’s appropriate.
In KS1 we continue to develop the children’s interaction and social skills, reinforce our school values and we encourage the children to be as independent as possible; this includes being responsible for their own belongings as well as showing independence in their work. At Langafel, we have a variety of pupils from different backgrounds and with different needs, all of whom we strive to support on their own learning journeys. Our children in KS1 show great understanding and acceptance towards the fact that everyone is different and this is okay, highlighting Langafel’s inclusive nature. By the end of KS1, we aim to provide pupils with memorable learning opportunities through engaging and interactive learning as well as enabling pupils to acquire the skills to become confident and independent learners as they move into KS2.