Key Stage 1

Welcome to Key Stage One

  • 1SG– Mrs Gill and Miss Brockwell

  • 2AH – Mrs Hill

Hello and welcome to Key Stage One!
There are two classes in Key Stage One. We have a Year 1 class taught by Mrs Gill and a Year 2 class taught by Mrs Hill.

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 whilst ensuring there is a clear progression of knowledge and skills from Year 1 into Year 2. 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 Phonics, Reading, Writing and Maths. In the afternoon, we have a range of activities which challenge the children through our engaging curriculum. These activities include Dance, P.E, RE, Science, Music, computing and our topic lessons (History, Geography, Art and Design Technology). Something which is very important to us is at Wansbeck is developing our emotional selves. Throughout our PHSE curriculum and daily routines, we teach the importance of healthy relationships, health education and managing our feelings.

Reading is a fundamental skill that the children need throughout their school life because it supports them in all areas of the curriculum. In Year 1 we use the Little Wandle Systematic synthetic program which allows children to develop their decoding and comprehension skills, as well as reading fluently with prosody. In Year 2 we move onto colour banded reading books that again enable the children to continue to practice and improve their reading skills learnt in Year 1. 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 back into school.

“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.”

Parent's comments

“The quality of pupils’ handwriting has also improved, particularly in key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

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

Parent's comments

“The school is passionate about the community it serves and determined
to help pupils to be the best they can be.”

Ofsted comments

“The school receives good support from the Hull Collaborative Academy
Trust, and trust leaders also provide you with effective challenge.”

Ofsted comments

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

Parent's comments

“The school leadership team are committed to helping pupils to succeed”

Ofsted comments

“Brilliant school.”

Parent's comments

“This has enabled
the school to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning for pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“You pay
particular attention to safeguarding issues that affect your local community and prepare staff well to support pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. You have a clear vision for what you want pupils to achieve; developing pupils socially, emotionally and
academically is at the centre of the curriculum you provide.”

Ofsted comments

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

Parent's comments

“Spelling errors
are also routinely identified in pupils’ written work across a range of subjects. This
helps pupils to avoid future repetitions.”

Ofsted comments

“Teachers accurately demonstrate to pupils the sounds that letters make. This
helps pupils to repeat the sounds they are learning.”

Ofsted comments

“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.”

Parent's comments

“Staff and governors
maintain an acute focus on these areas and establish excellent relationships with
pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“This improvement is underlined by published data showing that pupils’ spelling and grammar scores are now above the national average at the end of key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“Teachers make regular checks on the progress
that pupils make and use this information to adjust the activities that they plan.”

Ofsted comments

“Teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils, prompting them to explain their answers and
providing them with the confidence to ‘have a go’.”

Ofsted comments

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

Parent's comments

“The school has good systems in place to develop the leadership skills of staff.”

Ofsted comments

“Central to the work of the school is the development of pupils’ social skills and the support of their well-being.”

Ofsted comments

“Great school with fantastic teachers.”

Parent's comments

“My children are happy at school and have many opportunities to develop their learning.”

Parent's comments

“The school have created a strong leadership team by making good use of opportunities you have to collaborate with other trust schools.”

Ofsted comments

“Grammatical errors are discussed with pupils, and this helps them to improve their writing.”

Ofsted comments

“The designated safeguarding leader is tenacious in her approach and
leaves no stone unturned in order to ensure that pupils receive the best possible
support.”

Ofsted comments

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

Parent's comments

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

Parent's comments

“Wansbeck Primary School is a happy, well-organised school that is at the heart of the local community.”

Ofsted comments

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

Parent's comments

“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.”

Parent's comments

“Care is taken to ensure that the topics that are chosen attract the interests of the children.”

Ofsted comments

“There is a
consistent approach to the teaching of phonics. Regular checks help teachers to
group pupils effectively so that activities are well matched to pupils’ needs.”

Ofsted comments

“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.”

Parent's comments

“Pupils often have
opportunities to visit places of interest, such as the residential visit to Whitby that is linked to a class topic.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils’ safety and well-being are central to your work. The leadership team has
ensured that all safeguarding requirements are fit for purpose.”

Ofsted comments

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.”

Ofsted comments

“Really happy with the way my child has developed whilst attending Wansbeck”

Parent's comments