Welcome to KS1
Welcome to Key Stage 1! This year we have got 5 mixed Year 1 and Year 2 Classrooms which have been organized into 2 separate bubbles in light of the most recent government guidance. These bubbles are identified as TAS bubble consisting of Topaz, Amethyst and Sapphire Class and the ED bubble consisting of Emerald and Diamond Class.
As part of these bubbles, classes will have staggered break and lunch time arrangements to limit the number of children and adults that mix at any one time. This is also reflected in our new school day with our staggered start and end times. To help enable safety we have marked out spots at 2m distances and also allocated designated drop off and collection points around school. This information has been shared previously but can also be found here.
Although we have 5 mixed classes, the teaching team work closely together to plan and devise interesting and engaging learning opportunities that all classes complete to ensure consistency across our school. For Term 1 this will look slightly different to previous years as we implement our recovery curriculum in light of the national school lockdowns where we are assessing children and determining any gaps that may be present in their learning and ensuring a firm and solid foundation for basic skills before we move forward during the academic year as we head towards meeting age related expectations (ARE) for Year 1 and Year 2. There are some documents uploaded below to support this.
To help you get an idea into the routines, expectations and organisation of our KS1 classrooms, each class team has put together a short video clip for you to look at below. We hope you find enjoy them and find them useful and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher through the use of school gateway.
Meet the Team
The Teachers in Topaz class are Mrs Butcher and Miss Perrett.
Mrs Butcher is our Deputy and she also leads Maths, Music and Assessment. She teaches in Topaz class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Miss Perrett is our humanities and school council lead and she teaches on a Thursday and Friday.
Topaz Class are supported by Mrs Willcox.
Miss Jones is the class teacher in Amethyst class. She is our PE leader.
Amethyst class are supported by Miss Clarke, Mrs Robertson and Mrs Elford throughout the week.
Mr Cozens teaches in Sapphire class. Mr Cozens is Key Stage 1 Lead and also English Lead.
Sapphire Class are supported by Mrs Sowerby who works with us every morning from Monday -Thursday.
Miss Blacker is Emerald class teacher.
Emerald Class are supported by Mrs Kerton and Mrs Larmour-Shearn throughout the week.
Mrs Tanner is the class teacher in Diamond Class. She is our Art and DT lead. This Term, Mrs Jordan and Mrs Atkinson are supporting teaching in Diamond Class
Diamond class are supported by Mrs Doble, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Potts throughout the week.