Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1
For pupils approaching the age of seven the emphasis shifts slightly from the play based curriculum to one with a little more emphasis on structured approaches within the themes.
Children in Key Stage 1 who are ready for early literacy and numeracy tasks begin these in 1:1 and small group sessions and children who are not yet reaching this developmental level have access to alternative strategies such as Intensive Interaction or the introduction of augmented communication systems such as signs or symbols if appropriate.
Whatever the needs of the children in this group, there is a personalised approach to learning designed to meet those needs in the classroom and beyond. Again, close links with families are encouraged and maintained and the children access all aspects of the National Curriculum appropriate for their age and stage of development.
The school continues to support the children with more complex communication or sensory needs through the relevant team members.
The curriculum for our KS1 pupils is personalised to meet the individual needs of each pupil; to build on their strengths and provide strategies to identify and overcome their barriers to learning. All learning is loosely linked to the themes which thread through the primary phase each term.
2016-17 Autumn: The Fish Trail and Celebrations, Spring: Travelling Delights, Summer: Gods and Giants
2017-18 Autumn: Marvellous Me and Celebrations, Spring: Great Outdoors, Summer: Once Upon a Time
2018-19 Autumn: Marvellous Me and Celebrations, Spring: Paw, Claws and Whiskers, Summer: Oceans and Seas