Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Year 1/2

Welcome to the Kentmere Academy, Year 1/2 page. As our children move from the Kentmere Academy Early Years into Year 1 and 2, they will begin to experience an increase in academic expectations and support.

See our Curriculum Pages here.
See our Topic Cover Letter here.
See our Topic Curriculum Web here.
Read our Reading Strategy here.



At Kentmere Academy we believe in celebrating the success of our pupils at every suitable opportunity, from the smallest to the grandest achievement.  We know that positive reinforcement is an important part of each pupil’s personal growth and it is something we are proud to facilitate.

As teachers we are always thrilled when a child or group of children obtain a personal best, do something extraordinary or show great community spirit.

Celebration Assembly
Each week, one child from every class is chosen as Star of the Week - they receive a special badge and certificate in the Celebration Assembly for their outstanding efforts towards excellence. Parents of the child who are receiving this certificate are invited to the assembly.

Children who show exceptional kindness towards others are recognised on the ‘Kindness Tree’.
The class with the highest attendance receives £10 which they can use at the end of the year for a class celebration.

The children are awarded merits for good work, good behaviour, effort, achievement or by showing good manners to teachers and their peers.
25 merits - Bronze certificate and badge
50 merits - Silver certificate, badge and a prize from the treasure chest
75 merits - Gold certificate, badge and a book token

Reading Challenge Tree
At Kentmere, we are keen to promote a lifelong love of reading and want to encourage the children in any way we can. As children read books at home, they move up the Reading Challenge Tree in their respective classrooms. As they reach key milestones of having read 20, 40 or 60 books at home, they receive certificates and badges which are presented in assemblies.
Children who read 80 books at home receive a certificate and book token.



All homework is sent out on a Friday. The children will receive Spellings every week which they will be tested on the following Friday.

Every two weeks the children are given Learning Log challenges which should be returned to school the Thursday before the new challenge is due.

Additional English and Maths work will be sent home to practise what they have been doing in class; this will be sent home on alternate weeks to the Learning Log.

In addition, the children are expected to read at home, and have their reading records signed, daily.

See our Reading List here.
See our Homework Menu here.



Please ensure that children come to school with their book bags and reading records daily.

PE kits should remain in school and taken home during the half terms to be cleaned.

Please see our Events Calendar here for reminders on events taking place.

Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
Badge School Status
School Games 19/20
Nace 2021-2024

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