Key Stage 1 Classes

On this page you will find information and updates for Chaffinches, Skylarks, Doves and Pheasants classes.

Chaffinches and Skylarks
Class Teachers:

Miss Harper and Mrs Lee

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Goult, Mrs Dye and Miss Boyle

Welcome to Chaffinches and Skylarks Classes!

In Year 1 we aim for excellence as well as celebrating achievements and progress. Both, Pegasus, and Cygnus class promote a place where pupils are respected, happy, love to learn and endeavour to become confident and articulate learners. We want the children to be valued, ambitious and successful where we can also support their development in forming positive friendships with others.
Every week pupils will be taking part in two PE lessons which are on Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child / children bring the correct PE kit to school as well as making sure that any jewellery, including earrings, are removed for these sessions.
Phonics is taught every day to develop essential reading knowledge (the phonics scheme we use is: Little Wandle). The children are given books which match their phonics stage so they can continue to practice and build fluency within their reading. Each class has an individual ‘class book’ that is read to the pupils aiming to expose pupils to a range of different texts, to develop pupils’ interests within a wider range of types of books.

Doves and Pheasants
Class Teachers:

Miss Papworth and Miss O’Dwyer

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Thomas and Mrs Keir

We are a wonderful group of Year 2 children. We are really enjoying working with the amazing children In Scorpius and Sirius classes. As the year progresses, we encourage Year 2 to work with greater independence, and strive to Be A Star through our school values of Strength, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect
Every week we will be participating in PE.  Please make sure that children’s PE kits are in school all week. We have PE lessons on a TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. We ask that long hair be tied back and all jewellery, including earrings, must be removed.
PE kits should consist of:

  • Plain navy or black: shorts, skorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings with no logos
  • Plain navy or black jumper with no logos or Long Sutton school sweatshirt
  • Plain white t-shirt with no logos
  • Black or white trainers

To minimise cases of lost property, please ensure all items of clothing are named. 


In Year 2 we expect children to read at least 3 times a week at home. Please listen to your child read and ask them questions about the text. We do not change the books daily as we are trying to encourage reading texts more than once to build up fluency and expression; however, they do need to be in school each day. On Fridays, children currently receive a ‘we read’ book which will be changed by an adult in school. They also can choose a ‘you read’ book after school with parents / carers, outside the classroom. Some children will also receive an ‘I read’ book, which is linked precisely to their phonics ability.
Spellings from the Years 1 and 2 common exception word list are sent home on Fridays to be tested the following Friday.
We also ask that children access Numbots to practice their addition and subtraction facts, and from after Christmas use Times Table Rock Stars to practise multiplication and division.
In addition, each term a ‘project’ homework will be set linked to the current topic. These projects will be set at the start of term, to be finished by the last week of term. Further details are sent via ParentPay.