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Key Stage 1

Learning in Key Stage 1 (Y1 and Y2)


In Key Stage 1 we build on the skills that have been developed during the child's time in Early Years Foundation Stage. Throughout the year we teach the core subjects of Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Computing and Religious Education (RE). The foundation subjects; Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE), Physical Education (PE) and British Values are taught alongside the core subjects.


Our curriculum promotes tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths, cultures and lifestyles and we follow the Warwickshire Agreed Syllabus for R.E.  We actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect.


We make good use of the different environments around our school to make learning exciting and stimulating. Our pupils experiences are also enhanced by the educational visits that take place throughout the year and KS1 children's participation in Forest Schools.


Across the school we foster a love of reading and our pupils are encouraged to read a range of books from an early age. The main reading scheme in Key Stage One is the Oxford Reading Tree which is supported by a range of other texts. Phonics is taught daily, with the whole school divided into six sets, based on the learning needs of pupils.


In Years 1 and 2 our pupils receive a small amount of homework each week.  Reading books are sent home on a regular basis. As pupils progress through the Key Stage, spelling lists are issued. This encourages our pupils to learn selected words for a weekly test. Topic and numeracy tasks are also given as homework as a support to learning in the classroom.