Milefield Primary School, Milefield Lane, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, S72 7BH

01226 710 329


Milefield Primary School

Engage, Inspire, Empower, Learn

Key Stage 1:  

Information for Parents, Carers

Governors & Visitors 

Key Stage One Provision

Key Stage 1 refers to the educational provision and learning opportunities provided for children aged 5-7 years. At Milefield Primary School we currently have a split Year 1 Class and Year 2 class. Key Stage 1 is led by Miss N. Loy


Provision in KS1 consists of core subjects being taught in a morning and Enquiry Based learning linked to the foundation subjects being taught in the afternoon.


School Dinners & Milk

At Milefield Primary School we are proud to share that we will be one of the first schools to provide a full day's meal plan for all children. All children in school will be provided with:

  • Breakfast: Slice of Toast (Choice of white/wholemeal) and milk
  • Lunch: A nutritionally balanced hot meal accompanied by a choice of potatoes, a choice of vegetables, a choice of salad and a choice of breads as well as a choice of home-made pudding, yogurt and fruit. Special dietary requirements can be made for those with food intolerances/ vegetarian and Vegan children and those who cannot eat certain foods due to religious and cultural beliefs.
  • Access to cold drinking water and fruit throughout the school day.

If your child falls under one of the above categories please contact the school office. Please be aware school may require necessary medical information or referral from a dietician/GP to ensure  dietary needs are correctly met and a bespoke school meal plan is implemented.



The full School Meal Plan will be provided free of charge for all children aged 4-7 years as well as those entitled to pupil premium funding (free school meals).

We are a Platinum Awarded Healthy School and therefore aim to encourage and support healthy eating at all times.



PE takes place twice a week for children in KS1. Children must bring their PE kits to school on the days they have PE. This is essential for health and hygiene purposes. The PE days for each class are listed below:

Year 1 – Monday and Friday

Year 2 – Monday and Wednesday


Reading Books

During their time in KS1 children bring home reading books to share with parents/carers. Please don't forget that reading is about, talking about characters, describing the settings, making links with other books, predicting events, discussing what words mean as well as reading the words.

To accompany their reading book children are also given a home-school reading diary where comments and reading is logged. School staff record  comments about  reading in this and we encourage parents to complete the home comment box so school can liaise with parents regarding children's reading progress.

We aim to listen to 1:1 reader on a 2 weekly cycle alongside daily group reading. If you wish for your child to change his/her book more frequently please speak to a member of staff and we will arrange this.



Homework will be sent out half termly. It will be a mixture of literacy, GPS, numeracy and topic work.