Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
There is a transition phase as children start Key Stage 1 and make the change to a slightly more structured day and way of learning.
Key Stage 1 builds on the skills learnt in the Foundation Stage. Year 1 and Year 2 pupils have daily literacy and maths lessons and will cover all the subjects in the National Curriculum. We explore these subjects through our Creative Curriculum. They link all areas of learning to one theme and help children to apply their learning using an exciting topic based curriculum.
Subjects taught are: Literacy, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Art, Design & Technology (D&T), ICT (computing), Music, Physical Education (P.E.), Religious Education (RE) and Personal Social & Health Education (PSHE) and French.
We encourage our students to ask questions and discuss their ideas and to become independent learners. Teachers set targets based on the needs of the child. Pupils’ progress is tracked and assessed each term.
In Key Stage 1 the children experience school trips that link with their class topics. In addition they enjoy visitors that enhance enjoyment and achievement and make learning fun.
As in Reception, reading is the key to success. Through reading children can access all areas of the curriculum. Children in Key Stage 1 enjoy lively phonics sessions taught in small groups matched to their reading ability.
In Key Stage 1, children have French lessons every week taught by a specialist teacher.