Key Stage 1 

In Year 1 & 2 children follow the National Curriculum. For RE they follow the Telford & Wrekin Agreed Syllabus. In addition we offer regular opportunities for children to learn outside and to develop their social, emotional and life skills.

English

Every child has a daily English lesson in addition to daily phonics and guided reading.  Children cover the skills needed to become fluent readers, writers and communicators. Specific skills are taught and links are regularly made to termly themes.

English medium term planning 

Maths

Maths is taught daily with a focus on number and calculation. Other aspects of the curriculum are covered as part of cross-curricular themes to support children in seeing links across their learning.

Maths medium term planning 

Topic

Classes follow a theme for each term and much of their work is related to this theme. We believe this encourages children to see the links between their learning and apply skills and knowledge across the curriculum.

 KS1 termly planning

 Science

Investigative skills are taught through regular ‘Science days’ and encourage children to develop the skills needed to work scientifically. Scientific knowledge is generally taught as part of cross-curricular themes or in Willow School. 

Computing

Computing is taught both as a discreet weekly lesson and through thematic work. Skills are taught with a particular focus each half term. These skills are then applied when children are using computing in others of the curriculum.

 

History, Geography, Art & Design and Technology

These four curriculum areas are covered through the termly themes. Specific skills are taught in the context of the theme so that learning has a purpose.

 

Music

Music is usually taught as a discreet lesson. Staff use Music Express to support teaching and learning. Children also participate in regular opportunities to perform musically to each other and the wider community.

 

RE

Religious Education is provided in accordance with the Education Act of 1988 and is taught following the Telford and Wrekin Agreed Syllabus. Children cover 4 units during each year.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and the daily act of Collective Worship and should inform the school of their intention to do so. At present all children attend assemblies. Children cover 4 units during each year in KS1.

Year 1

Year 2

Creation & Thanksgiving – How do we say ‘thank you’ for a beautiful world? (Jews & Christians)

Respect for everyone: what does that mean?

Special stories – what can we learn? (Christians and Muslims)

Symbols of belonging: what can we learn? (Hindu, Muslim, Christian)

I wonder…questions that puzzle us

Holy words: why do religious people love their scriptures?

Finding out about churches

Muslims and mosques in Telford.

PE

PE is planned to cover the requirements of the national curriculum and is taught as a lesson twice weekly either in the school hall or outside. Our hall is equipped with apparatus for gymnastics and games. Outside we have a large grassed area and tarmacked playground. Using Sports Funding we are also able to offer opportunities for children to work with professional coaches and take part in sporting events with children from other schools. Children also take part in outdoor learning each week (see Willow School’).

 

PSHE

PSHE Education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. In school we use 'Jigsaw' to cover all these areas.

 

Willow School

Children have regular opportunities to use our woodland area as part of their learning. Staff plan specific activities to meet the national curriculum requirements by using our woodland area and natural resources.