Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Year 1




Welcome back to Springhead for another school year. The children seem to have settled back in well and we are very happy to have them in KS1. We are looking forward to the exciting year ahead!


Moving into KS1 involves some changes in routine for the children, and hopefully this booklet will help you gain a good understanding of new routines and the curriculum.


Curriculum Outline


The curriculum in KS1 is planned around different topics:


Year 1

Year 2


The Great Fire of London

Toys and Tales

The Arctic

Plants and animals

Amy Johnson



Maths this year will cover:

  • place value,
  • counting and calculations,
  • understanding shape,
  • handling data
  • measures
  • fractions
  • problem solving




Other Information

  • Maths homework

Year 1 – Beginning after Autumn half term.

Year 2 – Given out on a Wednesday and due in the following Wednesday.

Mental maths learning addition and subtraction facts up to 10/20.

Homework may involve consolidation of work already covered in class or learning key number facts such as number bonds or times tables.


  • Spellings will also be sent home on a Friday, and the children will be tested on them the following Friday.
  • Please continue to support your child with regular reading sessions. They will have their two books changed twice a week. Please remember to sign their reading record so we know they have practised. Unfortunately, if they have not read they will start to fall behind and so we will give them the extra practice at playtime.
  • Year 1 will be given a national phonic reading test in June. The test is an assessment of your child’s ability to use phonics for reading and if they are making good progress.
  • Remember that your child will need school shorts and a t-shirt for indoor P.E. lessons.
  • Sandshoes are also still needed for indoor wear. Please ensure your child has their full P.E. kit in school all week.
  • Please ensure all clothing, and other items brought into school are clearly labelled.
  • Please discourage children from wearing jewellery. Earrings must be removed on PE days which are:

Year 1

Year 2






If you have any questions or concerns, please post in the letter box outside the year 2 classroom and we respond as soon as possible.


We hope this will be a successful and enjoyable year for your child.


KS1 Staff

Year 1 class visit to the Streetlife Museum - Wednesday 21st November 2018

Picture 1