Welcome to Key Stage 1 (KS1)

The National Curriculum sets out the learning and expectations for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).

We carefully build on the skills the children have learnt in Foundation Stage and continue to extend and develop levels of independence.

All subjects are taught through a thematic and creative approach as we believe that learning should be meaningful and we give children the opportunity to learn in a way that is familiar and relevant to their every-day lives. It strengthens the links across English, Mathematics, Science and other topics.

In English, the curriculum covers knowledge, skills and understanding through Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. A broad range of activities are used to promote experience, reflection and improvement.

Our phonics education plays an important part in the daily learning to support the children in discovering the world not only through experiences as well as through reading and writing.

Mathematics is taught through Number, Geometry, Measure, Handling Data and Problem Solving; The school is following current developments to guarantee that the children apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.

Science is designed to teach a broad and balanced curriculum, introducing the world around our children at an understandable level for them. This prepares the learners to further and thoroughly investigate related topics in Key Stage 2.

Topic Education, through the Humanities and Creative Arts, plays an important part in our education, where we link the world around our children to their daily experiences. This stimulates the development of several skills such as research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. Through a variety of opportunities to stimulate children’s interests, we provide opportunities for them to lead their own learning,  which will challenge, extend and meet the needs of all children, preparing them for the next step of learning in Key Stage 2.

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