Key Stage 1 - Year 1 and Year 2
Key Stage 1
From the Foundation Stage the curriculum changes gradually and smoothly into Year 1 and then Year 2. Whilst the ethos and philosophy remain the same, there is also a gradual shift in classroom organisation as the children mature, allowing time for introducing more formal skills within the National Curriculum.
With Long Ditton St Marys Junior School being so near we are fortunate in being able to liaise with staff to enable a similarly smooth transition between the infant and junior years. The topics are carefully planned and co-ordinated throughout the school, so that during their time in school we can ensure that all children have access to broad, balanced and exciting curriculum.
We have two classes in each year group. Each class works with a class teacher who is supported by a teaching assistant in the morning. Within each class, as in the Early Years, there will be a variety of different learning activities provided to the children. Class teachers will spend some time each week working with individual children and small groups as well as the whole class. Children’s progress is recorded and tracked termly. This ensures that they are given work at the right level to extend their knowledge. At the end of Year 2, class teachers assess each child in English, Mathematics and Science and use the Standard Assessment Tasks (S.A.Ts) to check their assessments. The results of these assessments are reported to parents.