In KS1 we aim for children to enjoy school and become confident people who are well prepared for the world they are growing up in. We encourage a growth mind set in everything we do – always trying our best and never giving up. Our curriculum is based on the national curriculum and we enrich our learning experiences by planning sessions that use our lovely school grounds and forest school environment. We also incorporate many visits to different museums, events and locations to enhance our curriculum alongside the special subject, cultural and creativity days which take place in school. Children learn skills to be a Geographer, Scientist or Historian through exciting topics such as Alien Invasion, Medieval Madness, Pirates and Superheroes.
Learning can continue after school with activities such as Little Kickers, Little Rugby, Mini-Detectives, Forest School and Book Club being offered to KS1 pupils.
Across Key Stage 1 we expect respect and we show this by following our golden rules that allow us all to be safe, happy, valued and to learn. Positive behaviour is rewarded with a Golden Time treat each half term such as making sandwiches and enjoying a picnic, cheerleading, obstacle courses, art and craft activities or handling creatures such as snakes and lizards up close!
Pupil voice is important in Key Stage One so classes vote for children to represent their ideas, opinions and views on the school council, Eco-club, SNAG and Reading Champions groups.
Throughout the key stage we work hard to challenge and inspire the children whilst they have fun learning so that they make excellent progress both academically and personally. The children therefore leave us with the necessary skills and positive attitude to make a smooth transition into Key Stage Two where they go on to build upon their success.
To find out more about wide range of things we offer in Key Stage One check out the curriculum information on the website and also look at the fabulous activities we get involved in on our Twitter page.
-Miss Peacock, Key Stage 1 Leader