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.