Key Stage 1

Welcome to Key Stage One

  • Year 1a – Miss Cully & Miss Mitchell

  • Year 1b – Miss Batty, Mrs Schofield & Mrs Wilson

  • Year 2 – Miss Rafferty & Miss Hessey

In Key Stage One, we work really hard to develop each child’s social, emotional and academic skills. We have adopted a collaborative approach to teaching and learning across the phase focusing on catch- up objectives to ensure any missed learning is fulfilled.

We do this through our curriculum work and through fostering each child’s curiosity and engagement in their learning.

We have a structured and busy morning which includes core subjects such as Reading, Writing and Maths. In Year 1, the children access their learning through a combination of continuous provision and teacher led activities. This is to ensure a smooth transition from EYFS into Year 1. In the afternoon, we have a range of activities which challenge the children through our engaging curriculum. These activities include Dance, P.E, Science, Music and Art.

Something which is very important to us is developing our emotional selves. Throughout our PHSE curriculum and daily routines, we teach the importance of being COVID safe.

Reading is a fundamental skill that the children need throughout their school life because it supports them in all areas of the curriculum. The children are expected to take responsibility for their own home reading books. Please encourage your children to read each day and to remember to bring their home reading book into school.

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“My two children have come on leaps and bounds regarding reading, writing and maths. The teachers are amazing."

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“Wansbeck is an amazing primary school that puts my children’s needs first. Great staff and friendly pupils.”

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“Thanks for all the help & extra support that my child receives. It means that I know he is getting all the help he needs to progress to his potential."

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“Any issues raised are always dealt with, absolutely no concerns brilliant school and lovely caring staff. My child learns a lot attending this school. Thank you.”

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“My child is always happy and loves going to school. Teachers are always there when needed.”

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“Very happy with school. Feel really assured with the help we have had from SENCO with the assessment for my child regarding possible autism and ADHD. More than happy with teachers and support staff.”

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“Great school with fantastic teachers.”

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“My children are very happy at school and should I ever have any concerns, the school are happy to deal with it.”

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“My child is well cared at school she loves it!”

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“Best decision I made for my children’s education was moving them to Wansbeck. The progress the children have made is amazing. Very happy mum.”

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“All my children have loved this school and all great memories of staff. Wansbeck is great.”

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“My child really enjoys attending school he tells me he loves his teachers and friends.”

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