We see the Lower Primary years (Key Stage One) as an important bridge between the fundamentals grasped in the Foundation Stage and the more rigorous concepts being grasped at Key Stage Two, and we work hard to make the transition a smooth one for our students.
Our curriculum comprises: English, Maths, Science, Arabic (Islamic Studies for Muslim pupils), French, Music, PE, Swimming, Topic (encompassing Geography and History), Art and Design, Social Studies and Moral Education, with specialist teachers delivering Computing, French, Music, Swimming, PE, Arabic & Islamic studies.
The timetable for the three terms varies, as we tailor the learning to take into account the rapid development our children are making at this stage. In the autumn term of Year One, lessons are tailored to mirror FS2, with child-initiated play timetabled in a central area that has been carefully designed to focus on STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). As the children adapt to more formalised teaching and develop their learning stamina, lesson time is extended so that by the summer term, the timetable replicates Year Two, allowing the children to begin the next stage as confident, enthusiastic learners.