Key Stage One- Years One and Two

The children in Year one quickly make the progression from the Foundation Stage to the more subject-based work of the National Curriculum.

At every opportunity they are engaged in practical activities, helping them to appreciate the links between different areas of the curriculum and maintain the excitement of acquiring new skills.

The Year Two children continue to build upon the achievements of Year One, developing the Literacy, Numeracy and Science skills to prepare for the SATs in the Summer Term.

Parental involvement is greatly encouraged in both year groups. The children have home/school reading record books which parents write in when they have listened to their children read. Key words are also sent home in sets, and replaced once they have been learnt, until children have built up a bank of essential words needed for confident reading.

Year One children also take home weekly spellings each Monday and have a spelling 'test' on Fridays.

Year Two children have 'Homework' folders which go home on Fridays and are returned to school on the following Thursday.

All children are allowed to borrow a library book each week to share with their families.

Each year group has it's own computer suite situated in a middle area between the classes. These are in daily use, encouraging the use of IT across all subjects. The children develop great confidence and produce some excellent work.

Key stage One is fortunate in having excellent resources. Our teaching and support staff are very experienced and provide an exciting and varied curriculum for the children.

Parents wishing to help in school are always made welcome and we are constantly looking for people with talents who are willing to share them with our children.