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Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2)


Our Term Topics

Topic - Into the Woods

This term, the children in KS1 are learning about plants and mini beasts in a topic called ‘Into the Woods’. They will be learning the life cycle of a plant, the layers of a forest and growing their own plants in a competition. They will also learn about animals found in the woods and their natural habitats. This term, the children will also attend two educational visits including; Hillers and Itchen Valley Country Park to help support their learning in this area.

Portchester Castle Trip

The children in Key Stage 1 visited Portchester Castle to enhance their learning of the purpose and locations of castles and the different features that can be seen.













Science Week 

During science week each class was set the challenge to make a castle from a different material which could withstand an attack from missiles, water and wind.  The children had to work together in their classes and then the key stage came together for the testing.  the children had an amazing time.

During the summer holidays, the children received a postcard ‘calling all superheroes.’  The postcard explained to the children that there had been a crime in school over the summer holidays and all of the class mascots had been stolen.  The children were asked to come into school in September dressed as superheroes to help their teachers solve these crimes.  The first three days back in September then focused on the children developing their ‘super powers’ to help solve a series of challenges; uncover the culprit and rescue the mascot. 


The rest of the first half term will focus on; using well-known superheroes to develop the children’s speaking and listening skills and to support them in writing their own superhero stories including their very own superhero developed during their art and DT lessons. 



The second half term then moves to focus on, superhero characters in children’s books like Supertato from the series by Sue Hendra.






Remember to read at least 3 times a week and bring your reading record into school everyday for it to be checked.  If you bring your book bag into school every day, this will help you remember your reading record and help your class win Horace!

Home Learning Project:

Your first home learning task this term is to create a Superhero cape and mask for your own superhero.  It can be made out of any materials you like and can be decorated however you want.  Please make sure your cape and mask are in school for Friday 13th October 2017.


Your second home learning task this term is to design and make a vehicle for Supertato to help him escape the evil peas.  This can be as big or as small as you want.  Look at some of the vehicles other superheroes use to help you.  Here is Batman’s Batmobile.



All P.E kits are to be hung on your peg and remain in school throughout the term.

Year 1     Wednesday and Thursday

Year 2     Monday and Friday



The children will receive free fruit every day during morning break time.  There is usually a range of different fruit available for the children to choose from.



The children are entitled to a free school dinner every day.  They have three different options to choose from, along with a dessert and a salad bar that is available daily.  A copy of the menu is available from the school office.  If your child does prefer a packed lunch, they are able to bring this instead.


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Year 2:

How can you help your child?

  • Reassure your child - Key Stage One is fun and everything will be ok.
  • Support your child with their homework.  They will receive regular homework and may need help to begin with.  Each child will be given a reading record and these need to be in school every day.
  • Talk to us.  Please let us know straight away if there is anything we need to know.
  • Work with us.  If you have any problems or worries speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Hogan, and we will try our best to sort these out for you.  Only by working together can we ensure your child achieves their very best.








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