Key Stage One
Key Stage One pupils have a daily English or Maths session and a weekly Science, Art and Music session. Religious Education (RE) and Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) are delivered on a half termly rotation. History, Geography and Design Technology is delivered on a termly rotation.
Physical Education sessions are accessed daily at Key Stage One and take the form of a taught PE unit, soft play sessions, swimming and outdoor sessions. In Year Two, pupils also have the opportunity to participate in weekly Horse Riding sessions.
The Computing Curriculum permeates all subject areas and is underpinned by the IT Skills Development Steps.
Phonics in the Primary Phase:
We follow ‘Letters and Sounds’, a systematic, synthetic phonics programme that is used to support children with their reading and spelling.
Phase 1: All pupils will experience aspects of this phase as appropriate to their needs, for example experiencing sounds during stories, music making and body percussion.
Phase 2: Is used with individual pupils who have reached a secure P4 in reading moving towards P5.
Further phases are used with individual pupils if appropriate.
Other resources may be used to support the teaching of phonics:
Emphasis is always on the MAKATON alphabet signs to ensure consistency for pupils (As advised by Primary English Teaching & Learning Specialist, for Telford).
ICT resources, including iPad Apps, are used when it is complimentary to other methods and appropriate to the pupil.