WELCOME TO KEY STAGE 1 (Years 1-2)

Early Years children progress from the Foundation Stage into Key Stage One, starting with Year One. We focus on developing skills in Literacy, Numeracy and Science to provide a firm foundation from which your child can achieve to the best of their abilities.  The children’s learning is shaped by a broad and balanced curriculum with plenty of opportunity for learning new skills and creative expression.

“It’s very simple…everyone cares. Staff don’t go the extra mile; they go an extra 500 miles! When my husband worked abroad, my daughter’s teacher was constantly there for her. When she required extra support with her reading, she received the care and attention needed from the staff. Nothing is ever too much trouble.”

Parent of child in KS1 age 6

IN KS1

Our school day runs from 8.40am-3.20pm but we offer free care between 8am-4pm with an After School Care option until 5.45pm

LESSONS

We take great pride in the quality and experience of our teaching team, which is ably supported by experienced, highly competent, classroom assistants. We focus on quality teaching and maintain small class sizes so that teachers and children develop a close understanding and trust in each other.

Class teachers take the lead in core subjects so that your child benefits from continuity of style and delivery. Spelling, fluency in reading and writing and a love of school are just some of the skills which can be achieved in our pupils in Key Stage One.

LEARNING AT HOME

Learning beyond School is an important part of your child’s early education.  Each child has a Homework Diary in which parents are encouraged to provide feedback and comments concerning progress. Additional daily reading is also encouraged and we subscribe to a variety of well-known reading schemes, as well as providing a range of diverse materials that encourages interest, motivation and pleasure in reading.

SPECIALIST TEACHING

All Primary Pupils pupils have class music lessons taught by a specialist teacher. Music lessons are available in School and pupils can choose between: Violin, Saxophone, Clarinet, French Horn, Flute, Oboe, Piano, Trumpet, Guitar, Singing, Harp and Drums

In addition to music, all primary pupils in KS1 have specialist teaching in French, PE and Digital Learning.

SPEECH & DRAMA

In addition to the array of extra-curricular clubs on offer and instrumental
lessons which are available, we also run Speech and Drama lessons. These
are a series of ten lessons per term and are a fantastic way of developing
children’s speech, confidence and presentation skills.

There are also opportunities for children to perform in school functions, as
well as work towards LAMDA Examinations.