About the Key Stage 1 & 2 Curriculum

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If you need further information, not detailed below, about the curriculum please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Throughout Key Stages 1 and 2, pupils will continue to develop a love of reading, through an effective balance of synthetic phonics, drama, speaking and listening tasks, guided reading and story telling. We know that pupils who can communicate orally and in writing, and who understand the value and pleasure of reading, are more likely to have happy, fulfilling academic and personal lives.

With these skills, pupils will access a broad and balanced curriculum that includes:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Arts (Music, Art, Dance and Drama)
  • Computing
  • Physical Education (PE) including Yoga
  • Humanities (Geography and History)
  • Spanish
  • PSHE (Personal Social Health and Economic education)
  • RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)
  • Philosophy Religion and Ethics (PRE)

We aim to enrich the curriculum with memorable learning experiences, including educational visits and outdoor learning opportunities.

Pupils will be largely taught together in their class but will be supported by focused interventions, where needed, so that no child is left behind. The topic-themed approach to planning will be enriched further by discrete special events including Maths Challenge Days, Science week and an annual Creativity Week. All pupils will take part in performances and key skills in Mathematics will be secured by high-quality teaching.

By the end of Key Stage 2, we aim for all our pupils to have the confidence, resilience and increasing maturity to deal with changes in school and at home, whatever they may be. We expect them to have developed: a love of reading; a thirst to enquire, ask questions and find out; positive relationships; good behaviour; and key maths, musical and artistic skills to prepare them for their next phase of education.

Our compassionate and caring pastoral approach will encourage all pupils to reflect on their own beliefs, to explore their spirituality and enter the Secondary phase of education with a reflective, critical thinking and compassionate mind. We want them to understand the impact of their choices on themselves, on others and on their environment, both locally and globally. We expect them to be positive contributors as British and World citizens.

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