Key Stage One
At the end of the Foundation Stage the pupils enter Key Stage One. Key Stage One is a two year phase, covering the age range 5 – 7 years.
There are four classes in both year groups. Each year group has its own base, where classes surround a well equipped and spacious shared activity area.
Class size does not exceed 22, where possible. Teaching assistants support the class teachers in the delivery of the curriculum and specialist teachers deliver the programmes for Computing, Arabic, Music and PE.
The learning environments are well resourced and maintained providing the pupils with a range of multi sensory activities. Display is valued and celebrates the children’s work across all curriculum areas.
The pupils have a dedicated play area featuring a range of high quality climbing equipment, a fall safe surface and a range of other activities that keep them fully occupied at break time! Specialist teaching rooms for ICT, Arabic, Music and PE complete the department facilities.
There are two breaks during the school day 10.00-10:45am and 12:30-1.15 pm. During the break times the children get the opportunity to play and to eat their packed lunch.
A smooth transition takes place between Foundation and Key Stage One. However, the structure of the curriculum is now as follows – English, mathematics, science and Arabic are the core subjects studied. In addition, the foundation subjects of history, geography, design technology and art are delivered through an enquiry and project focused creative curriculum. Links across the curriculum are made wherever possible and all activities are planned and delivered to maximise real life experience and respond to differing learning styles. Wherever possible the pupils are taken out of school for activities that support and enrich the curriculum. Similarly, visitors with special skills and experience are invited in.
Subject specialists deliver the Computing, Arabic, Music and Physical Education programmes.