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KS1 Curriculum

Key Stage 1

The key focus in KS1 is on reading, writing and maths.

As pupils enter Year 1 (Y1) the initial term is a transition period where pupils are encouraged to continue the independence they experienced in Early Years, whilst learning new routines and expectations. Pupils continue to be taught phonics skills which they need to be successful readers and writers. In the final term of Y1 all children complete the statutory Phonics Screening Test.

During KS1 pupils build on their word reading and comprehension skills. Each term every pupil has their own copy of a book (Power of Reading initiative)  which is used as a stimulus for reading and writing. The book compliments cross-curricular learning in the foundation subjects which include science, geography, history, art and design which are encompassed by the International Primary Curriculum.  Reading scheme books are also used and our scheme is Phonics Bug followed by Bug Club.

Pupils learn new spellings, punctuation and grammar to build fluency and accuracy in writing.  Our phonics scheme is the DfES Letters and Sounds.

Phonics scheme

The use of apparatus, weekly quizzes and solving problems aids the retention and application of calculation skills in maths.

Pupils are assessed on reading, writing, SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and maths at the end of KS1, Year 2.

KS1 National Curriculum

The documents attached below are based on the National Curriculum and show expectations in year 1 and 2 in English and Maths.