The pupils in KS1 follow the National Curriculum subjects as well as personal, social, health education with citizenship. The transition from Reception to Year 1 is dealt with sensitively, especially in the first term where Year 1 learn through play and have daily access to outside activities which continues to use the principles of the EYFS to develop the child’s learning and social development.
Year 1 teachers use the FSP to build an accurate picture of pupil’s learning and progress and then move on to the National Curriculum assessment levels. All learning and teaching in KS1 is based on termly themes with pupil's exploring subject knowledge through an overarching topic.
English and Mathematics are taught daily and pupil's also receive daily guided reading sessions. Literacy is taught across the phase through the Literacy Frameworks.
Reading, writing, speaking and listening continues to be taught through the use of synthetic phonics (letters and sounds) and supported by a structured reading scheme (Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Star).
Pupils who are gifted and talented, and those with Additional Educational Needs (AEN) are identified and interventions put in place to help address their needs. Pupils needing further encouragement and support also may work in small groups with our HLTA.
At the end of KS1 the pupils are assessed to report their National Curriculum attainment levels in speaking and listening, reading, writing, mathematics and science.