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Highfields Primary School

Years 1 and 2

Welcome to Years  1 and 2 at Highfields Primary School

If you need to see your child's teacher, please make an appointment at the school office.


The Year 1 and 2 Team

Year 1 Clarinet ClassYear 1 and 2 Oboe ClassYear 2  Violin Class
Mrs Allston - class teacherMrs Yardley - class teacherMs King - class teacher
Mrs Marshall - class teacherMrs King - teaching assistantMrs Eade - teaching assistant
Mrs Wakefield - teaching assistant Mrs Platt - 1:1 support staff


What to expect in Year 1

In year 1 your child will build on the foundations of learning from the EYFS. They will continue to develop independence both in their work and in social skills and to take a greater responsibility for organising themselves. There is a key focus on becoming a confident and fluent reader and developing a life long love of reading. In maths your child will use practical resources to support their understanding of basic number. They will have their own log ins for the online 'Numbots' website to enjoy at home. In June, Year 1 children will take the Phonics Screening Check - more information will be given to parents about the check later in the year.


What to expect in Year 2

Year 2 children will focus on becoming creative and confident writers using the skills from Year 1 to support them. We encourage them to make decisions for themselves when trying to solve problems, when working as a team and taking ownership of their own learning. In maths, your child will continue to develop mental and written calculation skills and will develop a range of strategies to solve problems. Children will have access to Times Table Rock Stars to learn and practise their times tables and become Rock Stars!


The School Day

  • School begins at 8.40am. Children will be welcomed on the front playground by a member of staff and will walk straight into their classroom.
  • Lessons start at 9am.
  • Year 1 and 2 break from 10.30am - 10.45am.
  • Lunch takes place from 12pm and finishes at 1.15pm.
  • The school day ends at 3.10pm.

Please find below an attached timetable for each class. 

KS1 Curriculum Overview 2023/24