Key Stage 1 (Y1-2)

Key Stage 1 refers to the two years in a child’s education from ages 5 to 7.The classes are referred to as Year 1 (age 5-6) and Year 2 (age 6-7). The teachers plan together and work closely as a unit in Key Stage 1.  We see ourselves very much as a team and work closely in partnership with parents to support their children’s education.  Open communication, trust, respect, honesty and friendship underpin these relationships.

During this Key Stage, the children closely follow the National Curriculum. The children are taught English, mathematics, science, history, geography, French, art, music, design technology, PE and ICT. We have a dedicated Key Stage 1 computer suite, and have developed the outdoor area with resources that challenge, stimulate and develop children’s academic, creative thinking and physical skills.

We teach these subjects through half termly, cross-curricular topics and PSHE and Citizenship are incorporated into these units of work. RE is taught with Christianity as the main religious focus, although we do include stories and celebrations from other faiths and religions. PE, games, creative dance and music are taught by specialist teachers. Work is differentiated to cater for the children’s different needs. Much learning takes place through investigations which enable the children to extend their thinking, organisational and social skills as well as their academic knowledge. The children’s learning is enhanced by educational visits as well as visitors coming into the school.

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