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
At Key Stage 1 we follow the National Curriculum 2014 for Mathematics and follow 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 websites to support learning at home are on this website an we encourage the use of Times Tables Rockstars and Hit the Button to reinforce mental maths skills. 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 phonics lesson. Essential Letters and Sounds phonic scheme has been introduced in January 2022 into EYFS and Y1 to ensure a systematic approach to phonics. Year 2 have phonics and SPAG lessons.
Children follow the Oxford Reading Tree Reading Scheme. All children in year 2 have an individual and whole class reading session each week as well as whole class reading linked to English lessons and other curriculum areas. Children in Year 1 are heard read twice weekly by an adult. 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 and stickers are given to promote reading.
Many of our lessons are topic based and delivered through a creative curriculum based around exciting topics. 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.