Kneesall C of E

Primary School

Together We Achieve


In Class 1 we have Year 1 and Year 2 children and our themes change each half term. We try and link our learning to the theme as much as possible and make it as enjoyable and engaging as we can. To find out more about what we cover please look at the Class 1 Curriculum booklet (link below).



Our daily 'Speed Sounds' phonics sessions are always lively! The children learn to be confident in blending sounds and segmenting words, which then help them in their reading and writing. All children participate in a phonics or spelling session for at least 15 minutes every day. We use the Read Write Inc Phonics and Spellings schemes. It is very helpful if the children practise their spellings, speed sounds and tricky (red) words at home.



In Year 2 our reading books are organised into coloured bands. Each band includes books from different schemes to ensure the children can enjoy a rich variety of texts. For information about how to support your child at home with their reading please go to “Homework”.

In Year 1 we follow the Read Write Inc. reading books. We practise the Story Green Words, Speedy Green Words and Red Words and use them to develop fluent reading. We use the Questions to Talk About in each book to develop our comprehension. 



We teach Maths every day and as with the other areas of the Curriculum we try to ensure that the Maths lessons are practical and enjoyable.  We follow a program to ensure that all the required learning objectives for each year group are covered.