Through all of our Key Stages we have a focus on the holistic child and the life-long learner. This ethos and continuity of practise unites all three Key Stages in to our "Small School - Big Family."
KS1 comprises years 1 and 2 (ages 5-7).
The 8Cs' form the foundation of the educational journey that our children make:
We believe that if children are equipped with these interrelated skills, they can learn anything and will be successful, lifelong learners.
We enjoy a challenging mix of play-based learning and more formal curriculum teaching. We have a stimulating learning environment, both inside and outside, in order to encourage role play, problem-solving, creative play and independent learning.
We teach the English National Curriculum, which we adapt to our needs and enrich with extra-curricular activities, trips and special days. We cater for the needs of all children through extensive programmes of learning support and English as an additional language alongside plenty of challenge and exciting extension activities.
We believe in a holistic approach to learning and developing the whole child, not just a narrow focus on academic achievement. We do this in many ways but an example is the Nadeen School Farm where we grow vegetables and keep chickens and ducks and the occasional visiting goat!
One of our 8Cs is communication. We use a number of different platforms to communicate with parents (such as Class Dojo, email and Classe365) because we believe that home / school communication is essential to ensure good learning. We have an open door policy at the school, meaning that parents can meet with class teachers and school leaders formally and informally on a regular basis. We encourage parents to come in to school and get involved with their child's learning
If you'd like to know more about what we do in Key Stage 1, please do come and see us and take a tour of our lovely school.