Picking Up Pace: 5-7 years

Key Stage 1 is home to children age 5-7 years old.

We ensure a seamless transition from the Early Years; Year 1 pupils continue to enjoy areas of continuous provision, with the structure of the day becoming increasingly formal, in preparation for KS2.

Our creative curriculum ensures all learning styles are catered for and pupils are engaged and curious about the topics studied. English and maths remain discrete subjects whilst subject specialists teach French, music, drama, outdoor education, swimming and PE. All subjects are enhanced through several educational visits each term, themed days including the ever-popular Bedtime Story Evening and the Year 2 overnight residential to the Peak District.

Parents are warmly welcomed to share their child’s journey and an open afternoon is held each half term where parents are invited to view the classrooms and the children have the opportunity to showcase their learning.  An annual highlight is the Summer Production in which all pupils are fully involved in all areas from acting to singing, designing and building the stage set and creating costumes.

It is always a delight to watch the children develop throughout Key Stage 1 and it is with excitement that we watch them move up to the challenges ahead in Key Stage 2.