Key Stage One
The curriculum in Key Stage One is divided into subject areas but retains a very cross-curricular approach. The children continue to learn through first-hand experience. Wherever possible, practical activities are incorporated within each topic area to heighten the children’s understanding of a concept. Their findings are recorded in individual exercise books and folders.
Key subject areas include Numeracy, Literacy, Science, I.C.T., History, Geography, Religious Education, Physical Education, French, Music, Art and Design and Technology, PSHE.
In this key stage the children take part in a daily Numeracy and Literacy session. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the Literacy sessions take place within a whole class group and the children undertake creative, extended writing, punctuation, handwriting, speaking and listening activities. The remainder of the week, the children are split by ability into smaller working groups to reinforce their phonic skills through participation in the Read, Write Inc. programme.
Development of a pupil’s I.C.T. skills is evident throughout the academic year. The children have the opportunity to us iPads, interactive whiteboards, laptops and personal computers to aid their research, illustration, formatting and presentation.
Physical education is taught by specialist staff. The children participate in gymnastics, ball skills, early team games and athletics, on the school site (astroturf, hall and field) and once a week at The Meres Leisure Centre. In Class Two, the children visit the local swimming pool for tuition.
During their time in Key Stage One, the children will take part in out of school visits, and be introduced to knowledgeable visitors which will both enrich their experience and enhance their learning journey.
“We learn a great amount but we have lots of fun along the way!”
The children also have the opportunity to join after school clubs which include cookery, art, computers, math games, recitation and sport. These take place between 3.15pm and 4.00pm daily.