Year 1 / 2

Welcome to Year 1/2

Our Year 1/2 Teachers are Miss Panther (Maternity Leave from February 2021), Miss Eckersley and Miss Farrington. 

Our Year 1/2 Support Staff are Ms Simpson, Miss Squires, Mrs Astbury, Mrs Butterfield and Mrs Lacy. 

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Key Stage One Continuous Provision 

At Kippax Ash Tree, we passionately believe that young children learn best through play and exploration. Wherever possible, we offer children the opportunity to experience real life events that are linked to their learning. These play-based experiences enable the children to consolidate their skills, knowledge and understanding, and enable them to be become independent and resilient learners. Throughout the environment, both inside and outside, you will see busy children actively engaged in a wide range of activities that they have chosen themselves. Continuous provision supports and encourages our children and staff to have a lifelong love of learning.

Our Key Stage One children are introduced to weekly challenges, where they can independently apply skills which have previously been taught. This allows children to demonstrate their understanding, which in turn allows staff to plan the next steps in the children's learning journey.

In all our Key Stage 1 classes, the rooms are organised to promote and develop continuous provision. This continuous provision enables children to return to their explorations and consolidate their learning over the course of a day or a more extended period. It also allows children to make choices and initiate play without interaction with an adult.

At Kippax Ash Tree KS1, continuous provision is planned through a set of challenges. These challenges are linked to the skills and knowledge that we want the children to master throughout KS1. Furthermore, the challenges are linked to the fortnightly curriculum themes, allowing children to make connections in their learning. We call these ‘Rainbow Challenges’.


An example of a Key Stage One Rainbow Challenge

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You can download the year group curriculum documents below.

Please find our whole school curriculum Medium Term Plans for 2020-21 on the 'Our Voices and Choices Curriculum' page.