Key Stage 1 (Year 1 & Year 2)

Developing the Confidence to Learn

"Pupils participate in learning with enthusiasm. They are well supported by good teaching... The school has excellent links with parents, who expressed high satisfaction with the education and support provided for their children."ISI INSPECTION REPORT 2015

In Years 1 and 2, teaching and learning begins to formalise as children develop confidence in their skills and knowledge and become increasingly independent.

Though each child is encouraged to learn at his/her own pace, emphasis on a structured programme in Literacy, Phonics and Numeracy ensures that the essential skills are thoroughly learned and reinforced. Individual talents and strengths are recognised, nurtured and extended, and focused specialist support is given to those whose confidence is still emerging.

A broad, creative curriculum ensures that strong emphasis is placed on learning from personal experience and on the development of thinking skills for life-long learning. Specialist teaching in PE, French and Music, along with a variety of enrichment opportunities, provide an exciting supplement to classroom routine, and a programme of late-afternoon Activities offers extra opportunity for children to develop their interests in areas such as art, drama, dance and sport.

At KS1, we believe that a close home/school relationship is vital in unlocking the door to learning, and we look to find every opportunity to inform, share with and involve parents.