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Welcome to Key Stage 1

KS1 Staff

Mrs Leanna Starkie- Key Stage One Leader of Learning

Mrs Alison Bailey - Teacher 

Miss Elizabeth Olivier - Teacher

Mrs Helen Bell - Teacher

Mrs Emily Marsden - Teacher

Mrs Helen Sessions - HLTA and Senior ETA

Mrs Katie Connolly, Mrs Lynn Eggett, Mrs Rebecca Meleady, Mrs Jeanette Oldroyd, Mrs Rachel Oldroyd - Educational Teaching Assistants


We appreciate that, for many children and their parents/guardians, the transition into Key Stage One can be quite daunting. We hope to make this move as smooth as possible. Visits will have been made by your children to us and by us, to the Foundation Unit so 'friendships' will be created before the big day. Before your children join our Unit, we will have introduced ourselves in person at a welcome meeting for parents/guardians.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will my child do PE?

    PE lessons take place every day in KS1. We find it best if children bring their PE kit at the beginning of each half term and leave it in school for the duration of the half term.                                                                                           

  • Will my child still have milk and fruit?

    Milk can be ordered for your child each term. To order milk you will receive a letter, which will direct you to your parent pay account.

    Children should bring a water bottle  to school every day so that they have access to a drink. However, they must only contain water and not juice of any kind. Water bottles can be purchased at the office at a small cost.

    Fruit is provided, free of charge by the government, to all KS1 children on a daily basis.  Children are offered a piece of fruit at playtime.

  • Will my child get homework?

    Children have the opportunity to do their learning logs based on the theme of the half term and information explaining them in more detail will be sent out. They will also be given key words to help them with their spelling and reading. We may also send home phonics words for your child to practise reading, in preperation for the Year 1 Phonics Screener in June.   

    Below is a link to more information on the things that your child can do at home to aid their learning in school: 

    KS1 Home Learning Information

  • Will my child do any tests?

    The national assessments will take place in May and no absences will be authorised during the week of the assessments or during the phonics screener week. Details on these dates to follow.

Class Dojo

Throughout school, we use Class Dojo. The children earn points for good work and behaviour and these points lead to rewards. Dojo is also a good form of communication between home and school so we ask that all parents connect.

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