Key Stage 1 Curriculum
There are nine subjects that must be taught at Key Stage 1.
These are identified as 'Core Subjects' or 'Foundation Subjects'.
The 'Core Subjects' are:
The 'Foundation Subjects' are:
Art and Design
Design and Technology
Mandarin - This is not a statutory requirement at Key Stage 1. We begin Mandarin in Year 1 to enable children to have a deeper understanding of the subject.
At Key Stage 1 we follow the National Curriculum 2014 for Mathematics and floow the mastery approach using White Rose planning. All children in Key Stage 1 have daily Mathematics sessions and we consider it to be one of our priorities that children leave school with secure basic skills which will serve them well in the future. To support this we also have dedicated daily mental maths sessions to develop and enhance these key skills. Maths activities also take place on the yard area. Maths websites to support learning at home are on this website. Children are given homework once a week to reinforce work completed in class.
English (Reading, Writing and Speaking and listening)
At Key Stage 1 we follow the National Curriculum 2014. All children in Key Stage 1 have daily English sessions and we consider it to be one of our priorities that children leave school with secure basic skills which will serve them well in the future. Children also have daily letters and sounds lesson which focus on phonic decoding and spelling. We follow the letters and sounds scheme for these sessions.
Children follow the Oxford Reading Tree Reading Scheme. All children have an individual and guided reading session each week as well as whole class reading linked to English lessons and other curriculum areas. Children receive 2 books a week which must be read at home and this forms part of the weekly homework. Incentives such as house points, stickers and reader of the term are given to promote reading. Children can also choose a library book weekly to take home and share with an adult and the Library Bus visits at least once a term and children can chose a book to read at school. Children In Key Stage 1 also read with older Reading Buddies and Parent Helpers.
Many of our lessons are topic based and delivered through a creative curriculum. Topics change regularly and are planned to provide progression and challenge for each year group. All pupil receive at least two hours of high quality Physical Education each week. Computing is taught discreetly and embedded into all areas of the Curriculum. In Key Stage 1 we believe in learning through experiences. We use the Outdoor Area and the Woodland Area to support learning. We also use visitors and trips outside of school to bring learning alive.