Key Stage One provides a curriculum for our pupils aged
between five and seven years old. All infant schools are required to teach a
‘broad and balanced’ curriculum which includes ten national curriculum subjects
and religious education.
Information and communication
Design and technology
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health
Education) and citizenship is also taught throughout the Key Stage, although
this is not statutory.
We teach these subjects through a cross curricular approach,
where possible. English (including phonics and grammar) and Maths are taught
separately at times depending on the subject.
Cross curricular teaching is a teacher’s approach to
individual and classroom learning. It is a powerful way to generate creative
thinking, enabling class teachers to progress learning at all levels and create
more opportunities for a ‘broad and balanced curriculum’. It can enhance
children’s creativity and motivation. Pupils learn through themes. These ensure
that their learning is real to them and engages them from the beginning. Pupils
learn through discovery, reasoning and thought and we aim to give them a wide
variety of experiences so that they are learning to formulate their own ideas,
observations and independence.