Key Stage 1 Curricular Overview

In our purpose-built facilities, surrounded by beautiful grounds and play areas, we offer children the opportunity to achieve high standards with our carefully planned curriculum. We take our curriculum outside whenever possible, providing experiential learning in a stimulating and caring environment where success is celebrated and effort is rewarded. Children are taught most lessons by their class teacher. However, we are fortunate in being able to use the expertise of Prep School staff to offer subject specialist teaching in some areas of the curriculum. French is taught from Year 1 upwards.

The following subjects are covered at KS1 and KS2 (we use the National Curriculum as a guideline, but enhance it extensively): 

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography 
  • French
  • Religious Education  
  • Music
  • Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship
  • Art
  • Information and Communication Technology
  •  Drama
  •  Design Technology
  •  Physical Education  

Homework - children in Year 1 and Year 2 are given a small amount of homework with the main emphasis being on spelling, reading and mental arithmetic