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St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Catholic Academy

“As God’s children, we touch the lives of others through our thoughts, words and actions.”

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Year 1 and 2

Welcome to Key Stage 1


The Key Stage One 

Year 1 is taught by Mrs Cook (Monday-Thursday) and Mrs Storton on a Friday. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Channing. Year 2 is taught by Mrs Day with our teaching assistants Mrs Parkinson, Miss Booth and Mrs Mercy.


We are very busy in Year 1 and 2, learning many new sounds and spellings in our daily phonics lessons to support reading; lots of new concepts in Maths and learning to structure our sentences in exciting ways in English. We have many practical sessions during the week to help us become independent in our learning.


There are many websites we use in school that you can access here:

FREE Online Books and Phonics Resources - please message your child's teacher for login details. 

Oxford Owl

Use this link to find a huge library of eBooks and phonics resources to support reading at home.

Get Epic -  access thousands of online non-fiction and fiction books and audio books as well as educational videos.

Phonics Play

Phonics Bloom

Topmarks English





Topmarks Maths

ict games

Home Learning and Spelling


Year 1 and 2 Home Learning

Home Learning

It is evident that when children practise key skills at home, they make better progress than those who do not. Because of this, we will be sending the following homework home. Regularly reading aloud to an adult is vitally important as it helps to develop your child's fluency and pace as well as their comprehension, understanding of vocabulary and ability to spell. It also helps to develop a lifelong love of reading and increases the amount of text that they can read which helps to prepare them for the longer texts encountered in Key Stage 2. Please support your child and create a routine at home that incorporates home learning - house points are awarded each week for regular home reading and learning spellings.

  • Daily reading to support the learning of phonics sounds and tricky words being taught in class.
  • Weekly spellings based on the daily phonics lesson sounds and spelling rules - these are tested weekly
  • A written maths homework once a week. 
  • Optional Sumdog (maths) at least 45 minutes per week  - This is closely tracked at school.


Reading Books

Home reading books will be sent home every day and children are able to change their books twice a week if they have been read. Please complete the reading diary daily and make it clear when a book has been read. The books children have will often have focus words or sounds in them that the children need to recognise. Please look for these words and sounds throughout the book. When reading, children should be able to read the majority of the words and understand what they have read. Please ask questions as you read to help children develop their understanding of what they are reading - please see the examples of the VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequencing) questions that we use in school.
You will also be directed to a digital book each week that links to the children's phonics learning from the previous week of teaching. This enables children to consolidate learning of phonics sounds at home. 


Thank you,

The Key Stage 1 team


VIPERS questions to support home reading



The school Class Dojo app is the main method of communication between school and home. Please check in on the class story on a regular basis.

If you are not signed up, please get in touch with your child's class teacher. The link below will help if you are new to the app: