Year 1 and 2
Welcome to Key Stage 1
Pear - Mrs Hill
Apple – Mrs Humphreys
Cherry – Mrs Oakley and Mrs Stephens
The 3 Key Stage 1 classes are made up equally of children from year 1 and year 2. We plan our curriculum using a continuous provision approach which enables the children a smoother transition between Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. The classrooms and outside areas are set up with different foci and when not working with an adult, the children are able to freely move around this provision to extend their learning in their own way.
During term 1 and 2, our curriculum will be based around the theme: Brave Change-Maker. We will be exploring what it means to be a brave change-maker and how we can have an impact on the world we live in. We will be doing this by using David Attenborough, who has been chosen as one of our house names, as an example and exploring the impact he has made to animal conservation. Please see our curriculum map for a more detailed overview.
During term 3 and 4, our curriculum will be based around the theme: Rights and responsibilities. We will be exploring how we manage change, how we can protect others, looking at what needs protecting in the world and how we can help to protect animals in our locality. Please see our KS1 curriculum map for a more detailed overview.
During term 5 and 6, our curriculum will be based around Global neighbours. We will be posing the question "Why go exploring?". We will be hands on exploring our classrooms through messy play, learning about Brunel and the impact which he had on the landscape of Bristol. We will then look at the impact which his inventions had on exploration. We shall be holding a bridge design competition inspired by Brunel and at the end of term 6 creating a collective book about exploring. Please see our KS1 curriculum map for a more detailed overview.
You can also use class dojo to keep up to date with the learning taking place in your child’s classroom.