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Key Stage 1 Curriculum

 

Years 1 and 2: ages 5 - 7

 

 

Subject

Year 1

Year 2

English

Mathematics

Science

Art

ICT

Music

Drama

Swimming

Religious Education

PE

Games

Topic


The curriculum for Key Stage 1 is based on the National Curriculum, though we have the flexibility to incorporate a great deal more. We pay close attention to the National Literacy and Numeracy Programmes of Study . Continual assessment is made throughout each year and careful records are kept. Parents receive two written reports each year and there are two parent/teacher consultations per year.

In Key Stage 1 the timetable becomes more structured. Though most of the school day is spent with the class teacher, the girls continue to benefit from having subject specialist teachers for ICT, drama, gymnastics, games, swimming, music and dance.

"Throughout the school, lessons are characterised by lively and enthusiastic teaching and skilled questioning techniques." ISI Report 2016  

In some instances, subjects are taught through a 'cross-curricular' approach. For example, the topic 'Houses and Homes' would incorporate subjects such as history, geography, technology and science. Learning must be enjoyable and we want to instil in the girls an excitement and love of learning from an early age so that they develop into independent, enthusiastic learners.

"Pupils demonstrate an intellectual curiosity and a love of learning." ISI Report 2016


Classroom-based learning is enhanced by opportunities to 'learn by doing' either by inviting professionals to the school to run workshops, such as well-known authors or artists, or by going on trips to places of interest, including London-based museums and galleries.

We place great emphasis on the development and use of ICT skills in all subjects and the girls have regular access to the modern network of flatscreen computers. 

Click here to view 'A Guide to Calculation Strategies in KS1 & KS2.'

 

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