Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Year 1, Year 2
All the staff in Key Stage One understand the significant role they have in further developing the learning which took place in the Foundation Stage, continuing to develop the academic, physical, social and creative growth of each pupil.
We provide excellent teaching and learning programmes that establish high expectations within a caring environment. Teachers promote and celebrate the success of every child. Our KS1 curriculum aligns to the Cambridge Primary International Curriculum (CIE); we carefully plan to make use of the local environment and the experiences and background of our pupils.
To help pupils make the transition from FS2 to Y1, we encourage similar Early Years practice for at least the first term of Year One. That means that pupils continue to be encouraged to be independent learners and offered opportunities to self-select activities from the range of being directed in their classes. As pupils move into Term Two, there is an expectation that teaching and learning turn into more formal so that pupils further develop the skills and knowledge expected of them by the end of Year One and to ensure they are ready to make the transition to Year Two.
Specialist lessons complement the delivery of the Key Stage 1 curriculum and include the non-core subjects which consist of History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages (French & German), Computing, Design & Technology (DT), Computing (ICT), Music, Physical Education (PE), and Citizenship. We follow the statutory curriculum of the Ministry of Education for Arabic, Islamic Education and Arabic Social Studies.
Ongoing assessments and observations inform teachers of areas of focus for future planning and learning experiences whilst allowing teachers to track and monitor pupils’ attainment and progress. We ensure that all pupils have access to learning as teachers differentiate the learning activities according to the needs of the pupils in their class.
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Key Stage 1