Key stage 1

Our Key Stage 1 curriculum begins with sparking children’s curiosity and laying the foundations to create lifelong learners.

Rigorous initial assessment of basic skills allows us to start challenging each child at an appropriate level. Their curriculum in this phase centres heavily around phonics and early reading, equipping them with the tools to access the wider world later in their education and life.

Children are exposed to a broad curriculum and enhanced experiences aimed to foster a love of learning. At this stage of their education, children experience play-based, hands on learning and lots of use of the outdoor learning spaces.

Before each half term, we create a curriculum map so you can see what your child will be learning. These are available below.

Further information

"Reading is a strength of the school.
Pupils read widely and fluently and have many opportunities to read."

Ofsted

"Pupils make rapid and sustained progress from their starting points, often reaching standards above those expected for their age."

Ofsted

"Pupils make positive progress in both writing and mathematics and across the wider curriculum. "

Ofsted

"Outstanding leadership has led to rapid improvements in all areas of the school since the last inspection."

Ofsted

"Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are very well prepared for their next
steps in both education and life. "

Ofsted

"Links with other schools in the trust enable leaders to check the accuracy of their judgements and share good practice. "

Ofsted