Curriculum Coverage – Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2)
As a one and a half form entry school, our curriculum is designed to develop children’s cognition over time within a two-year rolling programme of learning to fit our mixed age class Age Phase structure, ensuring no child explores the same topic twice. All subjects are taught across all year groups.
In Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2 comprised of Class 1, 1/2 and 2), learning through play remains a key element of practice but more opportunities are developed for directed teaching in response to broader curriculum content and the need for increased levels of independence.
Pupils make use of learning areas both inside and out the classroom and whilst the majority of subjects, including phonics, are taught in classes, an additional teacher is employed to teach maths, affording the opportunity for pupils to be taught in slightly smaller, discrete age group classes.
Pupils are taught all curricular subjects and where appropriate, any topics taught are cross-curricular to enable pupils to learn to make links within and between areas of learning.
Music is taught by a specialist teacher. All pupils have access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities which take place before and after school or at lunchtimes and are run by both school staff and outside providers.