Key Stage 1, encompassing Years 1 and 2, represents the beginning of a more structured approach to learning.
At an age when they’re ready for more structure and responsibility in their school day, we introduce literacy and numeracy more formally in Key Stage 1. Our curriculum means that students are kept interested and engaged whilst learning, with tasks often being topic-based, rooting the numbers, words, science and skills that they learn in the world that they see around them.
Our Key Stage 1 students also enjoy some great school trips throughout the year - this year alone they have been learnning to climb at a local climbing wall and learning all about clay, and the pottery making process at a nearby pottery workshop.
The broad and balanced English National Curriculum ensures progression and continuity and is enhanced with trips, visitors, art projects, themed days, music and singing. Physical development also starts to become even more important at this age as our students are given opportunities to swim, dance, take part in gymnastics and learn basic sporting skills.