Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1
Pupils in Key Stage 1 continue to experience the play based curriculum their stage of development requires, all be it with a little more emphasis on a structured learning approach.
Children in Key Stage 1 who are ready for early literacy and numeracy tasks begin these in 1:1 and small group sessions. Children who are not yet reaching this developmental level continue to work towards improving engagement and have access to alternative strategies such as Intensive Interaction or the introduction of augmented communication systems such as sign or symbols if appropriate. Developing Communication and Interpersonal skills continues to be a focus for children within this key stage and indeed throughout the Primary phase.
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. Long term and short term outcomes from the child’s EHCP direct learning and are a strong focus. The children access all aspects of the schools curriculum appropriate for their age and stage of development.
The school continues to support children with more complex communication or sensory needs through the relevant experienced team members and through working closely with other professional agencies.
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 linked to a theme which threads throughout the phase. The theme is changed half termly to keep learning engaging. For the academic year 2021 - 2022 we will be working on Cycle 2