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Great Ponton Primary School

Great Ponton
Primary School

Years 1 & 2

Welcome to KS1 Page.

We have a fun filled year planned ahead with lots of learning and activities taking place.  Let’s hope and keep fingers crossed this will be a year which is more ‘normal’ (no lockdown or home schooling) for children, staff and parents. 

In KS1 we will be continuing to work on a creative curriculum and basing our learning of fun, active and inspiring activities for the children.  We will be working on our RWI phonics/spellings, English and Math’s during the mornings.  In the afternoons we will be focusing on topic work and finding out lots!


So far this academic year we have had lots of fun:

  • Outdoor Science: Finding and sorting Leaves.


  • We had lots of fun creating our own Nature artwork.


  • Woodland walk.


  • We were finding out about minibeasts and where they live?

  • Celebrating ‘Mental Health Awareness Day’.  We raised money for ‘Young Minds’.  Well done everyone a great effort.

  • Taking part in ‘Say no to racism’.  The children were fantastic and showed a great attitude towards this message.

Key information:

  • PE Days for this term will be on a Tuesday (Swimming) and Wednesday (Team Building and Invasion).  Let’s keep active.
  • Homework will be sent out weekly on a Tuesday, this will include Reading, Spellings, Times tables activities.

Keep an eye on the ‘Week Ahead’ Parent mails for key dates and information.

Autumn Term 1: Historical Heroes.

Phonics/Spellings – Read Write Inc lessons.

English – Focusing on texts – Send for a Superhero/Rosie Revere Engineer.

Math’s- Number and Place Value/Addition and Subtraction.

Topic – History – Famous People from the Past.

              Art – Portraits of Famous people.

              Music – Hey You!

Science – Being Investigators.

PE – Fundamental skills/Target Games.

Computing – Online Safety and Exploring Purple Mash.

PSHE – Being Me in my world.

French – Learning Colours.

RE – Salvation.

Please see our topic webs for each term to show what our learning and more information.

This term our topic is ‘Historical Heroes’.  We will be learning about famous people and the significance of their work in our lives today. 

There are lots of websites available for you to use with your children to help support their learning.  Have fun exploring!

Times Tables Rockstars.

BBC Bitesize English and Maths

Ruth Miskin – Phonics.

Phonics Play

Read with Phonics.

Oxford Owl Reading.

Cosmic Kids


Science home learning ideas

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