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KS1 consists of three classes; Tiger, Wolf and Koala – each class contains 28-30 pupils.  Within the phase, we have three class teachers – Mrs Ellis (Phase Lead), Mr Graham and Miss Harriston, one HTLA – Mrs Everson and three teaching assistants – Mrs Clark, Mrs King and Mrs Weekes. The teaching assistants move between the three classes to support where necessary.

Our teaching and learning follow 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 Little Wandle programme, all if year 1 and some children who still require phonics. Year 2 children will have daily SPaG lessons. Both Phonics and SPaG occurs daily for 20 minutes and are followed up/applied within all lessons.  In KS1, we follow the Collins Big Cat Reading Scheme which is connected to the Little Wandle 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.