Bringing Out The Best In Every Child
Key Stage 1 comprises of four classes. Class 3 and 4 make up Year 1, whilst class 5 and 6 make up Year 2. Each class has approximately 30 children of mixed ability. The Key Stage 1 classrooms are all large and benefit from carpeted areas, bright and well resourced book corners, a computer and interactive whiteboard and exciting role play stations. All of the Key Stage 1 classrooms are located in the infant area of the school and set around a spacious resource area, which the children have access to on a daily basis. During the school day the children in Key Stage 1 are provided with a range of practical and first hand experiences. Whilst engaging in such activities and other lessons the children are provided with the opportunity to work with other children and with the class teacher.
The children in Key Stage 1 are taught the subjects outlined in the National Curriculum. Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing, Handwriting and Spelling are the main aspects of the English Curriculum. The children have a lesson each day dedicated to the teaching of Phonics. These lessons follow Letters and Sounds and some children follow the Progression in Phonics scheme. The children also have reading and guided reading sessions, using the school's reading scheme (Oxford Reading Tree and Project X) and carefully selected text. The children are taught Mathematics every day and have an extra hour a week dedicated to Zippy Maths. Children are also taught Science, Religious Education, Art, Design and Technology, Computing, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education and PSHE.
The children also attend the school library once a week. Here they read and listen to stories. They are also able to choose a book to take home and read.
The classes in Key Stage 1 have access to the resource area. The resource area is equipped with computers, a music and reading area, role play and interactive stations. This area provides the children with further opportunities to explore at first hand a variety of creative activities, including sculpturing, painting and weaving. The children also have the opportunity to make models out of various materials including mobilo and lego.
Mrs Quinn and Mrs Hampton supports the teaching of the Year 1 classes.
Mrs Embley and Mrs Uttley supports the Year 2 lessons by working with small groups of children.