Key Stage 1

  • The importance of child-initiated learning doesn’t change when a child moves into Key Stage One and the love of learning we developed in Reception is not lost.
  • Our children are happy and eager to come to school and understand the power of asking questions and challenging themselves.
  • Staff continue to use scaffolding, questioning and modelling to extend children’s learning.
  • In Year One, the timetable evolves over the course of the year moving from a timetable very similar to the summer term of Reception and changes each term as we prepare our children for Year Two.
  • Children in Year Two continue to work on their independence. Children are encouraged to take more ownership over their learning.
  • The ‘free-flow’ time each day is protected to give children the opportunity to explore their own interests through a range of adult and child-initiated activities, opportunities and experiences. Where possible, learning is based on real life experiences which supports our school museum learning approach.
  • In Year One, children begin to be taught following the National Curriculum (which continues until the end of their schooling).
  • In Year Two their lessons in subjects such as Science and Maths become a lot more problem solving based. This encourages our children to explore any curiosities that they may have.
  • We teach our Year One children in small groups, so that their experiences are personalised, rather than adopting whole-class lessons from the outset.
  • Outside learning activities continue to feature through-out Key Stage One, therefore, children spend some time outside, each day, regardless of the weather – developing their learning styles, self-awareness, emotional well-being and problem-solving skills.
  • Our pupils will continue to have links to museums and enrichment visits/trips.