Welcome to KS1
Welcome to Key Stage 1! This year we continue to have 5 mixed Year 1 and Year 2 Classrooms of Topaz, Amethyst, Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond Class.
Unlike last year where classes were organised into bubbles, this year, all 5 classes will have opportunities to play together during break and lunch time. To help enable safety we are continuing to practise good hand hygiene and regularly wash and sanitise our hands throughout the day.
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. Whilst tasks may sometimes look different due to the needs of individual classes, opportunities and expectations will remain the same and all class teachers are committed to determining any gaps that may be present in children's learning and ensuring opportunities to close these gaps are provided. During Term 1 and 2 we are working to ensure firm and solid foundations for basic skills before we move forward during the academic year and head towards meeting age related expectations (ARE) for Year 1 and Year 2. To understand more about ARE at Year 1 and Year 2 there are some documents uploaded below that you may find useful.
Meet the Team
The Teachers in Topaz class are Mrs Butcher and Mrs Gearing
Mrs Butcher is our Deputy Head and she also leads Maths and Assessment. She teaches in Topaz class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs Gearing is our humanities lead and she teaches on a Thursday and Friday.
Topaz Class are supported by Mrs Doble and Mrs Robertson.
Mrs Tanner is the class teacher in Amethyst class on Monday to Wednesday. She is our English lead.
Mrs Kendrew is the class teacher in Amethyst class on Thursday and Friday. She is also our Art and Design and Design and Technology Lead.
Amethyst class are supported by Miss Clarke and Mrs Sowerby.
The Teachers in Sapphire Class are Mrs Perry and Mr Cozens.
Mrs Perry teaches on a Monday and Tuesday. She is our inclusion and PE Lead and is also Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
Mr Cozens teaches in Sapphire class on a Wednesday and Thursday. He is also Key Stage 1 Lead and SENDCO.
On Friday, Mrs Jordan our HLTA teaches in Sapphire Class.
Sapphire Class are supported by Mrs Kenning and Mrs Larmour-Shearn.
Miss Blacker is Emerald class teacher. Miss Blacker is our Science and School Council Lead.
Emerald Class are supported by Mrs Willcox and Miss Brown.
Miss Jones is the class teacher in Diamond Class. She is our Music lead.
Diamond class are supported by Mrs Doble and Mrs Sowerby.
We are very proud of our topics at Paulton Infant School and think that the children find them exciting and engaging- we know that we as adults do! Under our KS1 tab we will update the drop down box to give you termly updates as the year progresses. This will give you opportunity to see our topic focus, newsletter with any relevant updates, topic webs to see what skills we will be focusing on as well as other relevant updates. This will also be where you can find our weekly home learning grids that mirror the learning activities we will be completing in school which are to be accessed during periods of isolation or school closure. To help you navigate to these pages you will be able to click on the links below but do please get in touch if you have any questions or queries.