KS1 Language Base
Mrs Pitcher and Miss McAndrew
Welcome to the LB1 web page.
On this page you can find:
- Class information including: spellings and home learning; - Information about our curriculum and learning, including an overview of our topics; - Information about Miss Morris (SALT)
Language Base Learning
Within Lickey Hills Language Base, each curriculum area is adapted to the needs of the current cohort of pupils. This creates a flexible and bespoke curriculum which changes annually. Additionally, many LB pupils access mainstream classes for some areas of the curriculum. Visit the appropriate mainstream Year Group pages for curriculum overviews.
Autumn 1 Half Term Learning
There are exciting learning opportunities ahead this term as we explore further the Golden Threads of 'Global Citizenship' and 'Childhood, Home and Family'.
In our History topic, we will be learning about life in Birmingham during Victorian Times. Our focus will be on our Golden Thread, Childhood, Home and Family, learning how lives have changed for children over the last 150 years. We will even be looking at primary sources so we can be historical detectives. In other curriculum areas, we will learn about place value, addition and subtraction in maths; our reading and writing in English will be inspired by a range of brilliant books; learn about the fascinating occupants of a wide range of habitats locally and around the world in science and what it means to belong to a Muslim community in RE, as well as lots lots more! Please note - Guided Reading and VIPERS sessions will use phonic based texts appropriate to the level of each individual. Phonics will be taught using the Essential Letters and Sounds scheme (ELS).
Within our Lickey Hills Language Base, each curriculum area is adapted to the needs of the current cohort of pupils. This creates a flexible and bespoke curriculum which changes annually. Additionally, many children attend year group specific mainstream classes for some areas of the curriculum. Visit the mainstream Year Group pages for curriculum overviews.
Home Learning Information
All pupils in LB 1 have a clear communication folder which holds their reading diary, weekly reading books, Maths and Spelling books for Yr.s 1 and 2 and a Communication book. Please return the communication folder to school each morning.
Children will have two reading books weekly; an independent book marked with an 'I', which children should be confident to read without support and a supported book marked with an 'S'. These 'S' books are texts you may need to help your child with. All pupils are strongly encouraged to read phonics level appropriate texts at least three times a week at home.
Spellings will be sent out on Wednesdays to practice at home before a 'spelling quiz' on the following Monday. Maths Fluency activities are also set on Wednesday and due back by the following Monday.
Additional LB 1 Information
Please make sure you have your PE or Forest School kits in school for our outdoor and sporting activities. Forest School and indoor PE alternate on a Monday when LB1 will join 1MK - please see this calendar to identify whether your child's class is doing PE or Forest School each week. Outdoor PE is on a Thursday afternoon and you may wish your child to have a tracksuit for the day. In addition, the Reception age child join Reception for indoor PE on a Tuesday morning. Please send your child to school in their kit on their PE / Forest School day. More information about Forest School can be found on our curriculum web page. Please make sure all earrings are removed or covered with tape before school on PE days.
Monday - Forest School or Indoor PE (all of LB1 joining 1MK)
Tuesday - Indoor PE (Reception children only)
Thursday - Outdoor PE (all of LB1)
Miss Morris (NHS Speech and Language Therapist) will be in school alternate Tuesdays and every Thursday. She will work with individual pupils and lead both small group and whole group sessions. Miss Morris will also work alongside mainstream staff to support pupil integration into their respective mainstream classes and generalise their speech, language and communication skills. Further specific SLCN support will be delivered by Miss McAndrew (LB 1 Teaching Assistant) throughout each week, organised by Miss Morris.
If you have any concerns or queries, do not hesitate to get in touch with the school at firstname.lastname@example.org