Welcome to Key Stage One!

Years 1/2 - Our Spring 2020 Big Picture question:

What happens when we take too much?

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.

Spring is our 'Explore' term. Geography is our starting point, 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.


File icon: pdf Knowledge Organiser - Spring 2020 - Geography [pdf 348KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Medium-Term Overview - Spring 2020 [pdf 555KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Medium-Term Overview - Spring 2020 [pdf 557KB] Click to download

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 Explore Term Medium-Term Plan - Geography Year A KS1 [pdf 110KB] 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!