Key Stage 1

KS1 comprises year 1 (5-6yrs) and year 2 (6-7yrs).

As your child moves into KS1, they will continue to experience play-based learning and, in addition, will be introduced to our more formal curriculum so that they can begin to understand their learning in more depth.  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 teach in three-week blocks, each centred around a Big Question that stimulates curiosity, excitement and challenge in an integrated and cross-curricular way, and around a core text that inspires and develops our reading and writing, and around a mathematical theme.
If you would like more information on the English national curriculum, please Click Here

Examples of some of the Big Questions that KS1 have examined:

Can you paint a poem?
What are you made of?
Is there more land or more sea?

Age Related Expectations

The age-related expectation (ARE) documents below indicate the expected standards for where children should be by the end of the year in Maths and English, set by the National Curriculum of England. The Learning Behaviours stem from The 8 Cs, the foundation of the educational journey that our children make at Nadeen School. At times there is a slight overlap between the year groups.