Welcome to Key Stage One!

Years 1/2 - Our Autumn 2019 Big Picture question:

Do all actions have consequences?

Welcome to Years 1 and 2! Our class names are Mice (Y1), Badgers (Y1), Bunnies (Y2) and Llamas (Y2). Our learning always starts with a big question.

Autumn is our 'Discover' term. Historical knowledge and skills are our starting points, and other subjects link to our theme wherever possible. We use Knowledge Organisers to give an overview of the specific curriculum content children will cover this term.


Enquiry-Based Learning

We start much of our learning with enquiry questions, and we work together to solve problems and find answers. We enjoy finding out about the world around us. Here, you can see some photographs of our autumn walk, and some of the activities we have been involved in. 

Our Learning Plans and Organisers

We enjoy learning together! Below, you can access our planning overviews, our knowledge organisers and suggested reading lists for children in Years 1 and 2. Please take a look at what we have been doing this term!

File icon: pdf Autumn 1 KS1 Year 1 [pdf 538KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Autumn 1 KS1 Year 2 [pdf 537KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Knowledge Organiser Autumn 1 [pdf 329KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Knowledge Organiser Autumn 1 [pdf 279KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Reading List [pdf 269KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Reading List [pdf 232KB] Click to download

Memorable experiences and authentic outcomes

Working with Lincoln Castle

We visited Lincoln Castle to find out just what it would have been like to live and work there. We enjoyed making shields and practising our archery skills. We found that living inside a castle keep was not always a comfortable place to be! However, we did enjoy a banquet in the great hall! 

A member of the team who look after Lincoln Castle sent us a video message. She challenged us to use our learning in order to persuade people to visit. When we had completed our tasks, we presented dances, read stories and explained what we had discovered to our expert audience! We hope that she will be able to use some of our amazing ideas!