Culham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NB


Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, OX14 3EE


Culham Parochial Church of England Primary School

Culham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NB

(01235) 521766

Thames Bridge Church of England Federation

Belong, Inspire, Explore, Succeed

Clifton Hampden Church of England Primary School

Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, OX14 3EE

(01865) 407700

Key Stage One


Class Teacher: Miss Hodgkins

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Driscoll




This term we will be focusing on Traditional Tales. We will be reading and writing about a range of these stories and discussing their features and similarities. To help with this at home, you could read a range of traditional tales and fairy tales, take out alternative versions from the library or even act them out! After half term, we will be creating fact files and looking at poetry, Please encourage your children when writing at home to use their best handwriting and good spelling, punctuation and grammar to ensure we are always practicing these skills whenever we write. 


All children in Key Stage One complete a daily reading session after lunch, where activities vary according to our needs. Some of these activities are, for example, listening to an audio book, silent reading or reading comprehension. 

Thanks to our very valuable volunteer readers, we aim for all children to be heard read every day where possible. Please can you ensure your child brings their reading diary into school every day, so we can record in it when we read with them at school.



This term, we will investigate place value, addition and subtraction initially, ensuring that we have consolidated these skills from last term. We will then move on to looking at a range of shape and measure, including capacity and time. Next half term, we will focusing on multiplication, division and fractions. This will be the first experience with fractions for many of the children so any extra support at home then will be very much appreciated!



Our Science this term looks closely at how we keep ourselves healthy and why this is important. We will be completing a range of experiments to help us find our answers each week. After half term we will move on to looking at the properties of materials. This is an exciting whole term project that links closely with our topic. 



Our topic this term is Colourful Creations. Throughout the next 12 weeks, we will be discovering a range of new artists and styles. Each week, we will focus on a new key artist and learn about their history, significance, home country and style. We will create our own artworks in their style and explore how we might recreate their key features. 


Physical Education (PE)

Key Stage One will be having P.E on Friday afternoons with Ignite and Forest School Thursday afternoons with Mrs Field. Children who are not attending Forest School will still require a PE kit on these days as School activities will vary. Please make sure your child brings their P.E kit and Forest School kit into school especially on these days, but it is also helpful to have them the rest of the week, in case we do any extra unexpected P.E!


Religious Education (RE)

Key Stage One will be learning about celebrations this term. We will begin with looking at how and why we celebrate things, move on to Judaism and Rosh Hashanah and finally Easter.



We follow the Letter Join handwriting scheme. For more information about this and about what your child will be learning throughout the year follow the link below. You will also find detail of how to log in and practice this at home. Handwriting is a very important skill so any practice at home would be greatly appreciated!



Homework is communicated via the homework folders. There will be tasks as necessary and the hand in dates for these will be clearly communicated on these sheets, as well as Parent Mailed where possible.

Spring Year 1 Homework Grid

Spring Year 2 Homework Grid


Helping Your Child at Home

Please read daily with your child and help them to practice their spellings daily. Make homework fun by completing activities together. Try to help your child to become independent in organising themselves for school. Most importantly talk to your children about what they are learning and how they are learning in class. 


End of Year Expectations