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1 Key Stage 1 Expectations Evening 1 September 2014

2 Daily Routines These routines have been set up to increase the children’s independence -Whistle blown 8.50 am -Children to line up in classes -Walk independently into school -Member of staff at door for messages etc.

3 Daily Routines Specific Pre-register Routines Hang up their own coats Put their book bags away (in the correct book box) Put lunch boxes on shelves Be responsible for handing in their own dinner money, letters, books, (if they are changing them that day) and homework on the required day

4 Daily Routines continued Practise their spellings using look, cover, write, check method (these are the same spellings children bring home in their home spelling books which are returned on Friday) Complete quick maths. This involves up to ten questions related to the objectives being covered during the week.

5 Overview of the rest of the day! Register 9 am Assembly 9.15 – 9.30 Literacy/Numeracy 9.30 – 10.30 Break 10.30 – 10.45 Literacy/Numeracy 11.00 – 12.00 Lunch 12.00 – 1.15 Reader’s workshop 1.15 – 1.45 Foundation subjects1.45 – 3.10 Prayer Home time 3.15 PE: Y1 Wednesday Y2 Mr Cutler – Monday Y2Miss Western - Friday

6 A Plea! Please ensure all uniform is named including shoes and book bags PE Kit in school (please check regularly that your child’s daps fit!) Toys should stay at home unless otherwise agreed No book bag key rings!

7 Maths Homework Homework will be set every week – Thursday or Friday Maths homework; reinforcing objectives for the week. Children should attempt work on their own although support may be given. NB Homework consolidates work we will already have covered in class. Please use the example method (if given) to assist your child with their maths homework because it will be familiar to them. Also, please annotate the sheet if support is given.

8 Spelling Homework New spellings are given out on a Friday. Children write these into a spelling book. Please practise these spellings at home in complete sentences. PLEASE do not write in these books! Children need to bring their home spelling books in school on Friday ready for their new spellings.

9 Spellings Spelling and phonic work is taken from the scheme ‘Letters and Sounds’ Weekly spellings will be a combination of high frequency words and words related to a sound pattern 9

10 Reading Homework Reading should be done daily to encourage a love of books and develop fluency. Please write the titles of books read each week in their contact books along with a simple comment on your child’s progress at home (1 or 2 sentences)

11 Reading Wide and varied reading schemes support the children’s reading. Reading helps to develop comprehension and writing skills as well as enjoyment. A variety of extended readers are available for our more able readers. Children are encouraged to read two or more books a week according to individual needs. Books are colour banded to monitor and ensure progression. There are matching coloured book marks which reflect the learning objectives for each band High Frequency word lists (see handouts)

12 Reading Your child will have access to the school library in order to extend the range of books they read. In Year Two, children will start bringing home an assortment of library books that they have chosen alongside their weekly banded reading books.

13 Writing A variety of writing styles are covered throughout the year; story, poetry, instructions, explanations, non- chronological reports and information texts. This develops the children’s ability to write for different purposes. We encourage children to use and check punctuation to ensure their writing makes sense using check-lists and targets.

14 More information (Literacy) Readers’ Workshop - Takes place every afternoon. Activities include: Guided Reading (led by teacher) Comprehension Spelling and sentence level ICT and Literacy Games which support the weeks literacy objectives

15 Phonics Screening Test At the end of Year One all children will take part in the National Phonic Screening test aimed to assess children’s phonic knowledge. The test consists of 40 words, psuedo and real. Examples of real – flute, cow, pin Examples of psuedo – chaw, greep 15

16 ICT in School ICT is taught throughout the curriculum using a variety of software packages For example children will learn to: - Turn on/off- Use appropriate vocabulary - Print / save- Create picture / word documents - Access programmes- Data Handling - Search the internet- E-safety - Take pictures- CODING 16

17 Teaching Plans Mid-Term plans, (6 terms) – A termly overview specifying the weekly coverage of the learning objectives (Maths, Literacy, Topic Subjects enclosed) Weekly Plans – More detailed plans with a daily breakdown of the weeks objectives, (Maths, Literacy, Topic Subjects enclosed) Mid-Term plans can be found on the school website (

18 Additional Information included in our Plans Speaking and Listening To improve listening skills which enables them to follow and give verbal instructions. ICT Skills As an integral part of everyday life.

19 Assessment Children are grouped at the Teacher’s discretion based on personalities, independence and ability. Types of assessment include; Daily Formative Assessment - assessing progress as it happens! Termly assessments for Literacy and Maths (3 x yr) focusing on the objectives taught. This will help inform plans, set targets and indicate any intervention needed.

20 Marking Policy Tickled Pink and Green for Growth. Conferencing with individual pupils about their successes (Tickled Pinks) and areas for improvemet(Green for Growth).

21 Enrichment/Extended Schools We believe in Life-Long Learning and strive to promote an enriched curriculum to this end Drama Music Art French Forest schools Spanish with Senor Savage Multi skills Football Tennis Athletics Dancing Singing D & T

22 Forest School Main Forest School sessions will take place on a Friday Morning as part of the enrichment programme. Additional Forest School sessions will take place during PE sessions. You will be informed about Forest School sessions through the weekly class newsletter. Volunteers welcome!! 22

23 Children will always need:  Woolly hat or sun hat  Jacket / waterproof coat  Long sleeved top e.g. fleece or sweatshirt  Long trousers  Change of footwear, ideally wellies  In winter they will need extra layers and gloves  We go out in all weathers apart from thunder and lightning so that children experience the extremities of the great British weather. Forest School Clothing

24 Opportunities for All Throughout the year ALL pupils have opportunities to take part in additional activities; Cheltenham Festival, athletics, tennis, multi-skills, assemblies, choir etc. Please be aware it is not possible for every child to take part in every activity.

25 Parents Finally we see parents as important partners in the process of developing children’s language, reading, writing and numerical skills. We offer an open door policy to parents if there are issues in school, although it is advisable to make an appointment for after school or see the school office We have high expectations of learning and behaviour and would like you to support us in these areas.

26 Interesting Facts According to Sacker et al (2002) Parents Intervention plays an essential role in children’s achievements. At age 7 parents have the biggest impact on their children’s achievement. Achievementparents/school effects Age 729% / 5% Age 1127% / 21% Age 16 14% / 51% Overall GCSE points go up 26 points if parents engage with their children daily, (in effect jumping up 2 grade boundaries)

27 KS1 Staff Year 2Year 1 Mr Cutler Mrs Delaney Mrs Partridge Miss Western Mrs Hummell Mrs Carter Mrs Fleet Mrs Riley Mrs Mills Mrs Wheeler Mrs Miles Mr Gani Miss Sambell Miss Parker 27

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