Key Stage 1 Curriculum Information
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Key Stage One is made up of Year 1, Year 2 & 1 mixed, and Year 2.
In Key Stage One we organise our working day so that English and Maths are taught predominately in the morning. We ensure our planning covers text level work (getting to know a story/drama/writing) and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) and Handwriting. The units of work are largely based upon story and wherever it is possible we link our Maths and English work to the characters of the story to engage children.
Other subjects are taught in an integrated style, mainly during the afternoons and are closely related to the text we use in English and incorporate maths where possible. Our Science topic, ‘Keeping Healthy’ includes an investigation, ‘How can we keep apples fresher for longer?’ to help Mr Grinling (‘Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by Rhonda Armitage) stay fit and healthy so he can fit through the lighthouse window to rescue his cat, Hamish!
Oxford Reading Tree
We differentiate work to address the needs of all children and sometimes children are in need of extra help and practise. Through rigorous assessment and monitoring we identify children who we feel to be in need of intervention.
Intervention groups 2017-18 are as follows; Max’s Marvellous Maths (Year 1 and Year 2) and Catch Up Maths (Yr2) – to address the gaps in number and the number system.
Precision – bespoke assessment designed to address the gaps in the child’s phonic recognition.
Catch Up Phonics (Yr2) – to address the needs of children who did not pass the National Year One Phonics Screening Test.
Fine Motor Skills - teaching letter formation through various media (paint, sand and plasticine)
Handwriting- in addition to our regular handwriting session in class based upon baseline assessment to identify needs of children with difficulty forming certain letters/joining.
Please see Gallery for photographs of examples of learning in Key Stage One.
Year 1 Planning for National Curriculum
Year 2/1 Planning for National Curriculum
Autumn 1 Autumn 2
Spring 1 Spring 2
Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 2 Planning for National Curriculum