Years 1 & 2 (ages 5-7 years)

In Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), we aim to provide exciting opportunities which will stimulate the children’s desire to be independent learners and internationally minded individuals. Through the provision of a creative curriculum delivered through a range of themes over the course of the year, children are encouraged to follow their own interests and work towards achieving the learning objectives as defined in the English National Curriculum. This is all firmly underpinned by spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, which is interwoven throughout all teaching and learning.

In Year 1 the themes are:

  • Who am I? - learning about ourselves and where we live
  • Time Traveller - history focus
  • Once Upon a Time - looks at traditional tales and includes a science focus
  • Wild and Wonderful - explores plants and growing
  • Up, Up and Away - has an international flavour, exploring geographical concepts.

In Year 2 the themes are:

  • Extraordinary Lives - science and geography focus
  • Twisted Tales - literacy and drama focus
  • Magnificent Minds - history and literacy focus
  • Material World - science, art and design technology focus
  • A Wonderful World - geography focus
  • New Beginnings - prepares children for their transition into Year 3.

In Year 2 the children also have access to other exciting opportunities, such as our Christmas Concert, Year 2 University on a Friday afternoon, lunchtime Music CCAs, and taster CCAs after school in Term 3.

Areas of Learning