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Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School

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Year 2

Introducing the Key Stage One Team


1KM - Miss Mackey Class Teacher, Miss Goulding, & Miss Pittam LSA’s

1FD - Miss Doyle Class Teacher, Mrs Naughton & Mrs Balaam, Mrs Mackey – LSA’s

1JK  - Mr Kirk Class Teacher, Mrs Lane & Miss Vaughan LSA’s

2VC - Miss Capron Class Teacher, Miss Martin Trainee Teacher, Mrs Nallasamy LSA

2LM - Mrs Mayer Class Teacher, Mrs Cooper Senior LSA.


This half term our Key Stage One theme is ‘Let Me Entertain You’. During this topic the children will be learning about how entertainment has changed throughout history. We will be looking at the history of storytelling, the theatre, puppetry, silent movies and the circus. The children will learn about significant changes in history and significant people linked to these forms of entertainment. We shall celebrate the end of our topic with a Wow Day learning some fabulous circus skills. Please check under the Homework Tab to find some ways to support your child's learning at home. (For Pupils, Homework, Year 2 Home Links


The children will also learn about this theme through their other subjects including Art, Design and Technology and Science.



The children are expected to read every day and they will be given a spelling rule to learn each week. They will also be given discussion homework which will be related to their learning for the following week. The children may be asked to have a discussion with you and complete some research. We shall also be introducing our Family Challenge to KS1. This is an activity that you complete at home as a family and then bring into show us at school. We would also love to see photos of you completing your Family Challenges; these photos can be emailed into the school office. Our Family Challenges will usually be set each half term.


Year 2 - Children in Year 2 will be given times tables to practise at home in preparation for their ‘Multiplication Marathon’ tests each week. By completing these, the children improve their mental maths skills.


Please make sure your child has their home school diary in school every day



Year 1 will have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday

Year 2 will have PE on Tuesday and Friday (2LM will be doing Forest School this half term on Friday's)


The children need to have their PE kit in school every day during term time and it will be sent home with the children at the end of each half term. The children need to have a named Haydon Abbey PE T-shirt and black shorts for inside. As the weather becomes colder the children need to bring in warmer clothes for PE outside. They need to have a pair of trainers in school and they can bring in black or navy tracksuit bottoms and a black or navy jumper. Please remember to give your child an extra pair of socks if they are wearing tights that day.


The children have one PE lesson with their class teacher and the other lesson with Mrs Westcott, PE teacher. Some of these lessons will take place outside so please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing in school at all times.


Forest School

The children in Key Stage One will continue to have Forest School sessions in school this year. Class 2LM will be doing it every Friday afternoon until the end of the summer term.  


The children will need to bring a change of appropriate clothing in a named bag each week. We always need parent volunteers for Forest School so that the sessions can continue so if you can help please speak to your child’s class teacher.


If there is anything else you would like to discuss with your child’s class teacher they will be happy to make an appointment with you.


All of the staff in Key Stage One have enjoyed working with you and your children over the last two terms.


Miss Capron

Assistant Head

Key Stage One Phase Leader

BBC Bitesize - lots of games for your children to play for Literacy, Maths & Science