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. It is from here that children progress into Year Two.

The children’s learning is shaped by a broad and balanced curriculum for the subjects of Mathematics, English, Science, Art and Design, Dance, Drama,
French, Geography, History, Digital Learning, Music, Physical Education, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education and Religious Education.

“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

 

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. Support from specialist staff in Drama, French, Digital Learning, Music and Physical Education provides further focus and a high level of experience in these specialist subjects. Practical work, mental arithmetic, science investigations, confidence in Digital Learning, 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.

Welcoming Your Involvement

We appreciate fully parents/guardians who take an active interest and dynamic role in the life of the School. Equally, we take seriously our responsibility to share your child’s educational, social and emotional progress.  Parents’ Meetings, which take place three times a year, provide a forum for face-to-face feedback. Written assessments are issued at the end of each half-term and a full report is produced for each child in the Summer Term. Additional informal meetings can be arranged at the discretion of teachers or
parents.

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IN KS1

8.00am

Our Television Room is available from 8.00 am, if an early drop off is required,
which is supervised by a member of staff until the children go to their class
rooms – this is offered at no additional cost.

8.15am

After pupils have said goodbye at the Mount entrance to their
parents/carers, pupils then hang up their coat and then go to their Form
room. They then choose a book from the shelves or perhaps do a little
task prepared for them by their teacher.

8.50am

Assembly

9.10am-10.20am

Lessons

10.20am

Playtime

10.40am-12.00 noon

Lessons

12.00 noon

Year 1 Lunchtime

12.10pm

Year 2 Lunchtime

At lunchtime Years 1 and 2 eat in the Dining Hall. Here, pupils sit at a table
with their friends and a grown-up. There is always a choice of food to eat, so
there is always something that everyone will enjoy. There is always fruit
available each lunch-time. After lunch a member of staff takes the pupils back
to the Mount where they play on the playground until 1.20pm. Duty staff
then take the pupils to get ready for the afternoon’s activities.

1.25pm-3.20pm

Lessons

3.20pm-4.00pm

Our Television Room is available for children who are being collected between this
time – this is offered at no additional cost.

4.00pm-5.45pm

After School Care – If you needed to collect your child after 4pm we have a
Tea Time Club which is supervised by staff. Tea is available and activities are
planned for the children which they may participate in once they have eaten
their tea. Older children who have Homework, do this first and are supervised
by the teaching staff during this time. After School Care is charged in addition
to the school fees.