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Introduction to Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 comprises Years 1 and 2 and we follow the National Curriculum. We plan for an integrated curriculum which means that often subjects are not taught discretely but rather combined appropriately together into themes or topics.

In Year 1 we are committed to continuing to provide a high quality play-based environment that reflects children’s Reception experience but allows further challenge and a change towards the more formal and structured KS1 curriculum as the year progresses. This approach means that all our children remain engaged and outcomes for children are excellent. Child initiated exploration and experiences are complimented by effective teacher group focus tasks. There are daily Phonics/Reading/Writing and Maths lessons while other subject areas are taught across the week: this includes weekly music, PSHE and twice weekly PE sessions. 

By Year 2 children are ready to concentrate for slightly longer periods of quiet or silent working time but, again, this is balanced with active, social learning so that high academic outcomes are achieved by motivated and enthusiastic children.  Learning themes are taught in a creative cross curricular style with the further enrichment opportunities this affords.  Consistency of knowledge standards are secured through the use of our knowledge planners: please find a selection of these knowledge planners below:

The Snail and the Whale

Weather

Mary Seacole

Healthy Humans

The Great Fire of London

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