Key Stage 1
Children in Y1 and Y2 move on from foundation stage building on all they have learned and beginning to take greater independence and responsibility for their own learning. We use the end of foundation stage assessments to set end of Key Stage One targets and work towards these sharing this information with parents.
The children continue to work with the Read, Write Inc programme which is how most of the phonics, reading and writing will be taught until children have completed the programme. For both maths and literacy, children are set so they are working with others at the same level of attainment regardless of their actual age.
We believe that children in Y1 also need access to outdoor learning and make sure this is available for all children each week for at least the first term of the year. We know that children learn best through quality first hand experiences so we ensure our curriculum delivers these experiences to make learning meaningful to the children in a context they understand. We believe that play is still important and that infant children still need to learn through play so all our infant classrooms have role play, small world and construction available.
The children will also continue to learn French, building on the skills they developed in the foundation stage.
We follow the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum
The children in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) will follow the objectives in Milestone 1.