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Key Stage One

Key Stage One - Years 1 and 2 

Age group 5 - 7 year olds


Start of the day    



Children should not arrive earlier than 8:30am as there will be no adult supervision on the playground until then. A bell will be rung at 8:40 am at which point children will be led from the playground by their class teacher and taken to the classroom for registration. We ask that parents/carers say goodbye to their child on the Upper School playground rather than follow the class to Lower School playground. For site security, it is essential that no adults enter the school site at this time, or at any other, without reporting to reception where a member of staff will help you.  Each class has a number to line up at they are as follows.



12 – 2AL

11 – 2LH

10 – 1CM

9 – 1HD


Any child arriving after 8:50am is considered late and therefore must report to the School Office to ensure that they can be marked as present and their dinner arrangements registered. It is an official requirement to mark children arriving after close of register as late.


End of the day

School ends at 3.15pm

School ends at 3:15pm. All children will be escorted to the fence on Lower School playground. If for any reason you are running late to collect your child, please alert the School Office so that the class teacher can keep your child safe. Again, it is important that you visit the school reception if you need to enter the school buildings, even if it is just to find a missing jumper! If your child is being collected by a different adult to the one that normally collects them, please inform the Office or your child’s teacher in advance. If we are not informed, we will be unable to release your child from the premises until we have confirmation from the usual parents/carers themselves.



Morning playtime is at 10am to 10.20.  Children are provided with fruit/vegetable but may bring their own piece of fruit / dried fruit /vegetables to eat. (Not cereal bars please).



Lunchtime begins at 12:15pm.  All lunches are eaten in the canteen and carefully supervised. If your child has any special dietary requirements please make sure you have filled out a dietary form at the office.


Can we remind parents/carers to be mindful of our healthy school status when making packed lunches for children to bring to school.


Other information

  • Drinks  - Children are encouraged to bring a small named bottle of water. They will have access to drinking water throughout the day to refill their bottles.
  • P.E.

All KS1 children take part in P.E lessons. Please can their kit be in school everyday and kept on their pegs.

  Children will need plimsolls, blue or black shorts and a house t-shirt for indoor P.E. Jogging bottoms, sweatshirts, house t-shirt and trainers for outdoor activities.
  For safety reasons long hair must be tied back.
  Permitted jewellery (earring studs and watches) needs to be removed for PE lessons
  • Forest school – All of Year 1 take part in Forest School 




Each term the Maths, Spag (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and Topic homework will be sent home at the beginning of each term. Children are expected to so three pieces a week with all the activities completed by the half term. The homework books should be brought in each Monday to be checked and shall be returned home on the Tuesday.

All children are expected to read at home at least 4 times a week. Children’s Reading Diaries and books will be collected on a Monday so that books can be changed. Each child will get 2 books a week. They will also receive a book from their Read Write Inc group at some point during the week. Please be aware that any lost Reading Diaries or school books will incur a charge.

In Year 1 and 2 children undertake spelling tests on a variety of spelling patterns. They will be given spelling rules to learn at home every week in preparation for their test later on in the week.
Maths and Spag

Children will be given a booklet of Maths and Spag homework for the half term. 
Topic Based Activity
At the beginning of each half term the children will be sent home with a variety of activities to be completed during the term. 


If your child is struggling with their homework please let their teacher know and they will find an opportunity to talk through it with them.