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      KS 1

      Key Stage 1 for Children aged 5-7 years

      Pupils in Year 1 and 2 follow the National Curriculum for England and Wales in all subjects. Through the curriculum, a balanced programme is offered to these pupils early in their education. They are given the opportunities to develop positive attitudes to learning at the beginning of their schooling.

      English and Mathematics have priority in terms of teaching time and are taught daily. In Science, History, Geography, Art and Design Technology, ICT, Digital Literacy and Music, children learn about the world in which they live as well as developing their own creativity and physical expression.

      A thematic approach is used to teach these subjects where they can be integrated, usually through a half termly topic with a 'wow' event. All subjects are taught by class teachers except Physical Education and Music which are taught by specialist staff. From Year One pupils have the optional opportunity of learning Mandarin with a specialist teacher. Through Personal, Social and Health Education pupils develop their self-esteem while considering the needs of others. Key Stage Assemblies provide opportunities to share our successes and promote values.

      Assessment

      Assessment of pupil's progress is continuous through Teacher Assessment. Alongside this, Assessment for Learning ensures the provision of differentiated learning opportunities that teachers are aware of each child's potential, and that next step targets can be identified.

      Twice per year we invite parents to meet their child's class teachers to discuss their child's education and development. A mid-year and end of year report are completed by specialist teachers and the class teacher, describing progress in all subjects.

      Entry dates

      Year 1 entry for children aged 5 by the 31st August.
      Year 2 entry for children aged 6 by the 31st August.

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