Coupals Primary Academy

Key Stage One

Welcome to Key Stage One

Key Stage 1 is a very exciting stage in a child’s learning in which they enter the National Curriculum. Our Key Stage 1 curriculum is designed and delivered in line with the National Curriculum, schemes we have adopted are CUSP, Maths Mastery, Kapow and Jigsaw PSHE. Our aim for Key Stage 1 learners is for them to develop excellent foundations in communication (reading, writing and speaking & listening) and maths through a range of creative and learning experiences. In Year 1 we use a Continuous Provision approach similar to that of Reception to support and enhance pupils’ learning. 

In Key Stage 1 we currently use Phonics Bug for our phonics and reading scheme.  This scheme allows us to allocate books for children to access from home (online) that supports them in securing their phonics skills as they develop their skills as a reader.  When children complete the quizzes on phonics bug the class teacher gets feedback, allowing them to plan how best to support their learning in school. Some children in Key Stage 1 will begin to use Accelerated Reader online to for reading comprehension activities. 

In Key Stage 1 we use Kinetic Letters for our handwriting scheme.  This supports children to develop accurate letter formation and increase automatic recall, allowing them to focus more on the content of their writing.

In Key Stage 1 we currently use Letters and Sounds for our phonics and the Oxford Reading Tree reading books. Some children in Key Stage 1 will begin to use Accelerated Reader online for reading comprehension activities. 

Our children say…

“The best thing about Coupals is reading our books because they are hard”

“I like it when we use our learning partners”

“The best thing about Coupals is learning to be a good handwriter”

“My favourite thing at Coupals are the computers because we have maths games that help me learn”

“I like my teachers because they give me challenges”

Our Classes

Year One

Cam Class
Teacher: Mrs Jones
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Grant

Waveney Class
Teacher: Mrs Evans & Mrs Ahmed
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Penn

Year Two

Thames Class
Teacher: Miss Willis
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Atkins

Tyne Class
Teacher: Miss Edwards
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Reeve