Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 is comprised of two year groups: Year 1 (ages 5-6) and Year 2 (ages 6-7). The underlying aim is to further build on the foundations laid in EYFS and continue to provide a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment that encourages your child to become confident in their own abilities. In Key Stage 1, our pupils increasingly understand how they learn and begin to take ownership of their own learning. The opportunities for social and emotional development of your child during these two years are a central focus at this important stage. We have a specific focus on literacy and numeracy development during this key stage, in the knowledge that these are the cornerstones of future learning.  Emphasis is placed on partnerships with our teachers working closely with you to address the individual needs of your child. Close monitoring of social and academic development, small class sizes and excellent communication with our families all help to contribute to the success of children in Key Stage 1. Pupils are predominantly taught by their classroom teacher but receive specialist teaching in Arabic as a mother tongue or foreign language, Islamic Studies (for Muslim pupils), Music, French and PE.

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 covers years 3 to 6 with children spanning the ages of 7 to 11. This area builds on the learning developed in Key Stage 1 and prepares them for a successful transition into secondary school. Pupils experience a rich and challenging curriculum and your child’s development will be characterised by an increasing level of independence alongside the acquisition of essential skills, knowledge and understanding. In Key Stage 2 pupils develop the skills that support them in understanding how to learn and to take responsibility for their own learning. The curriculum extends from Key Stage 1 and we ensure that pupils will be provided with ample opportunities to learn essential content discretely and directly whilst also giving scope for them to make connections across subjects. Emphasis is placed on our teachers working in partnership with parents to address the individual needs of your child. Rigorous assessment systems, small class sizes and excellent home school communication all help to contribute to the success of children in Key Stage 2. Pupils are predominantly taught by their classroom teacher but receive specialist teaching in Arabic as a mother tongue or foreign language, Islamic Studies (for Muslim pupils), Music, French and PE.