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.
Summer Half Term 1 Learning
In our History topic we will be learning about the incredible lives of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. These inspirational women, went to Crimea during the 19th Century, to nurse men fighting during its war and saving many lives. The rest of our curriculum is looking as exciting as ever, including sculpture in art using natural materials, studying Andy Goldsworthy; studying the wonderful world of plants in science; and throwing and catching in PE. We will be looking at the super, retelling with a twist of 'Ranpunzel' by Bethan Woollvin. This will form the basis for all of our reading and writing activities within our English lessons. 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).
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
P.E lessons take place twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Please send your child to school in their P.E. kit on these days - all PE lessons will be outdoors (weather permitting) and you may wish to consider your child having a tracksuit for the day. All earrings must be removed or covered with tape before school on these days. Additionally, please make sure you have your child's PE kits in school for any additional sporting activities.
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