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 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 session for at least 15 minutes every day. Our plans are based on the current guidance and they are written each week to cater for all the children in the class. It is very helpful if the children practise their letter sounds and tricky words at home.


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”.


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.


  Key Stage One Phonics and Reading Scheme details


    Class 1 Long Term Plan Cycle A         Class 1 Long Term Plan Cycle B

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Mrs-S-Ilett-Coupe-Head-TeacherWelcome to Kneesall Church of England Primary School! We are a small, rural Church school where every pupil knows how valued they are and all are encouraged to reach their full potential. We provide a secure, yet stimulating learning environment that enables pupils to be inspired and enthused. Our staff lead by example and our Christian ethos is evident in everything we do. We encourage our pupils to care for each other, for their community and for the world in which they live. Their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development is as important to us as their academic attainment.

Kneesall School has served our village for more than 150 years and is an important part of our local community, as well as the wider community. We take an active part in village life through our strong links with our church and the local villages.

Our beautiful school grounds provide plenty of opportunities for environmental studies, structured playtimes, development of expressive arts and areas for reflection. The outdoor equipment and playing field are a real asset to school and pupils are encouraged to develop their physical abilities.

We provide a rich and meaningful curriculum which sets out to educate the ‘whole’ child and creates opportunities for each and every one to experience success.

We know how important it is to have strong links between home and school in order for good learning partnerships to be forged and we greatly value these partnerships.

We would love you to come and visit us so that you can find out more about our school, our values and the special place that is Kneesall C of E Primary School.  All of our information is on the website but if you would prefer paper copies they are available from the Office.