Key Stage 1


Key Stage 1 is the term for the two years of schooling in England normally known as Year 1 and Year 2. Each class has a support assistant who works under the direction of the class teacher. The children follow a curriculum that is broad and balanced and incorporates the National Curriculum. Our aim is for the children to enjoy their time at school and to develop knowledge, understanding and values in order to reach their full potential in all academic and social areas of school life. Key Stage 1 tasks and tests cover:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and listening
  • Maths
  • Science

In language and literacy we aim to provide rich ad stimulating environment in which children are interested and take pleasure in communicating in English.

In Mathematics and Science, we aim to develop a knowledge and understanding of the role of these subjects in everyday life. Music, PE and swimming are also taught for extended periods.

Annually, work is reviewed annually to ensure our programme of study and timetabling meet the needs and interests of our pupils and school community. Parents are informed of their children’s performance and of any significant changes.