Key Stage One


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Year 1

Click on the links below to view the Year 1 documents:
Year 1 Induction Pack
Year 1 Curriculum Long Term Planning 2016-2017
Year 1 End of Year Expectations

to view We are committed to a cross curricular creative approach through whole school themes. We do this because we have a real commitment to creativity, and aim to make each child’s learning vivid, real, engaging and exciting and to provide challenges that encourage their development in all areas. The feedback from the children also tells us that this is how they love learning!

We also believe that it is important that all children improve their own knowledge and understanding and this information is cleverly woven into their themes by some very experienced staff who make links and ensure that all the children’s questions are answered. To provide breadth, balance and coverage of the children’s interests we have ensured that each of the themes has a leading subject area so one is more scientific, one is more historical and one is more geographical.

We really do believe that learning is an exciting adventure where the whole community can participate. Our learning environments reflect the current theme and immerse the children in it on a daily basis. During the course of each theme they will adapt and change so that they continually motivate and inspire the children and in order to take full advantage of the rich and diverse nature of our school’s community we have ensured that each theme includes opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom.

In Year 1 the children are encouraged to become independent learners by building upon the skills they have developed in the Early Years which ensures a smooth transition between the two phases. Their leaning takes place in specially developed indoor and outdoor learning environments.

Reading

Your child will read on a daily basis in class either as part of a guided reading session, on an individual basis with an adult, during their phonic activities or when taking part in paired reading.  At the end of the day each class will also take time to enjoy a carefully chosen story and these might be related to the termly theme and will be read aloud to the class by the teacher. 

When reading on an individual basis the children select books from our whole school scheme which includes Oxford reading tree books and is supplemented by several other schemes.

Phonics

To support the development of your child’s reading skills they will also take part in daily phonic activities. As a school we follow the “Letters and Sounds” programme which is a six-phase teaching programme designed to help teach children how the alphabet works for reading and spelling. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.

If you require any further information about reading or phonics please talk to your child’s teacher.
 


Year 2

Click on the links below to view the Year 2 documents:
Year 2 Induction Pack
Year 2 Curriculum Long Term Planning 2016-2017
Year 2 Curriculum Overview
Year 2 End of Year Expectations

We are committed to a cross curricular creative approach through whole school themes. We do this because we have a real commitment to creativity, and aim to make each child’s learning vivid, real, engaging and exciting and to provide challenges that encourage their development in all areas. The feedback from the children also tells us that this is how they love learning!

We also believe that it is important that all children improve their own knowledge and understanding and this information is cleverly woven into their themes by some very experienced staff who make links and ensure that all the children’s questions are answered. To provide breadth, balance and coverage of the children’s interests we have ensured that each of the themes has a leading subject area so one is more scientific, one is more historical and one is more geographical.

We really do believe that learning is an exciting adventure where the whole community can participate. Our learning environments reflect the current theme and immerse the children in it on a daily basis. During the course of each theme they will adapt and change so that they continually motivate and inspire the children and in order to take full advantage of the rich and diverse nature of our school’s community we have ensured that each theme includes opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom.

Reading

Your child will read on a daily basis in class either as part of a guided reading session, on an individual basis with an adult, during their phonic activities or when taking part in paired reading. At the end of the day each class will also take time to enjoy a carefully chosen story and these might be related to the termly theme and will be read aloud to the class by the teacher. 

When reading on an individual basis the children select books from our whole school scheme which includes Oxford reading tree books and is supplemented by several other schemes.

Phonics

To support the development of your child’s reading skills they will also take part in daily phonic activities. As a school we follow the “Letters and Sounds” programme which is a six-phase teaching programme designed to help teach children how the alphabet works for reading and spelling. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.

If you require any further information about reading or phonics please talk to your child’s teacher.