Key Stage 1
In KS1 we continue to build on our love of learning through a rich, creative and broad curriculum. Our KS1 curriculum gives children a wealth of opportunities and experiences to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world around them through engaging and exciting learning projects. The foundations for learning are embedded and children develop a sense of pride, determination and resilience within the supportive school community. Below you will see a flavour of the learning that takes place in KS1, but it you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Mrs Scott-South, Deputy Head and EY/KS1 leader, via the school office.
Throughout Early Years and KS1, our learning projects operate on a three year rolling programme. This is to ensure that we provide a rich and broad curriculum that meets all Early Learning Goals and national curriculum knowledge requirements as well as our skills progression grids for subject to ensure inspiring, challenging and progressive learning opportunities for all children.
Autumn (2) 2018 - "Fire, Fire!"
In Key Stage 1 we enjoyed learning all about The Great Fire of London. We took part in a hands on workshop to explore artefacts from the 17th century, wrote diaries in the style of Samuel Pepys, became bakers like Thomas Farriner and finished our learning project off by recreating the Great Fire itself!
In Science we studied the impact that heat has on different materials and objects such as wax candles, chocolate and jelly! We also learned more about Maud "The Night Dragon" who overcame her fears and believed in herself to create beautiful night skies, with a little help from her friend Mouse.
Take a look at our learning project pdf to see more!
Autumn (1) 2018 "Emergency 999!"
In Autumn 1 we learned about the emergency services and how they help to keep us safe. We were lucky to be visited by the police who told us all about the different ways in which they can look after us and the different equipment and vehicles that they use to do their job.
We also learned about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and how the work that they did transformed hospitals and nursing into what it is today. We took part in a fantastic hands on workshop in which we explored a wide range of historical artefacts as well as taking part in a bandage wrapping training session at Florence Nightingale's school for nursing.