The Key Stage 1 Policy for Teaching, Learning and Assessment can be found under the policies section of this website.
Key Stage 1 Curriculum
The Key Stage 1 (KS 1) curriculum for Years 1 and 2 (5, 6 and 7 year olds) is carefully planned to build on prior knowledge and skills learnt in the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS)
Our curriculum is based on and meets the requirements of the National Curriculum in England and this forms the core knowledge, skills and understanding that pupils need to acquire by the end of the Key Stage.
Learning in Key Stage 1 takes place within the context of topics or themes. These are chosen to appeal to pupils and build on their interests. Learning in a cross-curricular way helps children to make links between different areas of their learning. Each day the children have English and mathematics lessons and we teach them to apply the skills learnt in these core subjects across the curriculum. In this way they practise, consolidate and embed their learning. Information technology is used to support learning in all areas of the curriculum.
The curriculum is linked to whole school events and festivals through the year such as learning about Diwali or Remembrance Sunday. Learning may also arise from participation in a school production or preparation for a Harvest Lunch and the curriculum may be enriched by an educational visit, visiting artist or theatre production. Wherever possible pupils learn from first-hand experience, working outdoors as well as in the classroom. We aim to capitalise on the opportunities that arise from our beautiful rural setting, for example gardening, looking after animals in the school grounds and taking walks in the local area.