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Key Stages 1 & 2

Welcome to Key Stages 1 & 2!

Along with the EYFS, Key Stages 1 & 2 make up the Lower School department of the academy and caters for pupils from Reception to Year 6. Key Stages 1& 2 are fundamental in supporting pupils’ journey in developing themselves to become individual functioning members of the academy and wider community. Learning activities are organised through schemes of work which are derived from the National Curriculum but adapted to suit the learning needs of the individual. Pupils are set challenging targets but there is a commitment to fun and enjoyment whilst learning. There are also increasing opportunities to participate in educational visits, learning outside the classroom and extra-curricular activities as pupil’s progress through each Key Stage.

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 is composed of two year groups, Year 1 and Year 2. In Key Stage 1, pupils build on the foundations of learning laid down by the EYFS team and pupils begin their journey on an identified curriculum pathway.

In Key Stage 1, the timetable becomes more structured as pupils begin to study the National Curriculum, however, they still have access to provision areas in which to apply and secure their learning through play. Priority is given to continuing to develop individual communication strategies to maximise pupil’s independence across all curriculum areas.

For further information about Key Stage 1 please see our KS 1& 2 Curriculum Manual.

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 is composed of three years groups, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5. Pupils undertake learning opportunities in the full range of National Curriculum subjects at this Key stage and are encouraged to build upon and generalise skills previously learnt. Towards the end of Key Stage 2 pupils are supported to start to identify their own interests and key skills to prepare them for the range of opportunities offered within Key Stages 3 & 4.

For further information about Key Stage 1 please see our KS 1& 2 Curriculum Manual.

Members of Staff

Ed Duffy

Middle Leader for Key Stages 1 & 2