Key Stage One in our primary school curriculum consists of two year groups, Year 1 and Year 2. During Year 1 we build on children’s previous learning in the six areas of the early years foundation stage curriculum.
Children are then taught in key areas such as Guided Reading, Phonics and Mental Maths. We place a strong emphasis on the development of core skills in Numeracy and Literacy. Teachers ensure that fundamental building blocks are embedded and reinforced regularly.
Subjects such as Science, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE), Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Music and Physical Education (PE) are grouped into topics. Teachers plan themes that reflect the interests of the children in each class, and a balance is provided between creative and physical activities, ensuring that the curriculum develops the whole child.
Learning outside of the classroom is an important part of our children’s development and this is supported and enhanced through trips, visits, whole school events and theme days.