Children in Years 1 and 2 are in Key Stage 1 of their education, having completed the Early Years Foundation Stage when they left Reception.
The children’s learning when they first enter Key Stage 1 is similar to the play-based learning from EYFS. Teachers slowly introduce whole-class inputs and activities, increasing these in quantity and length as the year moves on. Observations are made of the children’s play-based learning and this is used to inform the teachers’ planning for learning opportunities.
Our Key Stage 1 classes have a high level of Teaching Assistant support as the children begin to develop their independence and learning skills.
When children are in Key Stage 1, they are collected from the playground each morning by their class teachers. At the end of each day the class teachers ensure they are delivered back to their parents or whoever is collecting them.