Rooted in research, the pedagogical approach which underpins teaching and learning within KS1 recognises that children aged 5, 6, and 7 years old learn best through concrete, practical, and contextualised experiences. A careful balance of whole class teaching, focus group ‘masterclasses’, and enhanced continuous provision for challenge enables us to deliver a first-class curriculum, rich in subject-specific knowledge, whilst developing the ‘whole’ child in a holistic sense. We are always proud that visitors to our school comment on the high levels of independence, resilience, creativity, and collaborative and problem-solving skills of our youngest learners.
As parents/guardians it would be of great benefit to aid us in this by getting the children to read for 20 minutes each evening and to sign their planners to say they have done so. We expect the pupils to write into their diaries what book they have read along with what pages and parents/guardians to just initial.
Full Policy is available in School.
Term 1 = Castles and Conquerors
Term 2 = Messy Mixtures
Term 3 = Creeping and Crawling
Term 4 = Our Natural World
Term 5 = Captain Phoenix
Term 6 = Beside the seaside, beside the sea