Key Stage 1 ( 5 to 7 years)

The main aims in Key Stage 1 are to encourage the girls to become more independent, both for themselves and within the school setting and to develop their confidence. Girls build upon the Literacy and Numeracy experiences of Reception and continue to explore a wide range of interesting topics aimed at fostering a desire for learning and knowledge. The individual interests of the children are encouraged, allowing them to ask questions and to discover things for themselves. 

Independent learning is encouraged, alongside working together with others in a variety of settings. A cross curricular approach offers many opportunities for individuals to develop their creativity through craft, technology, practical and problem solving activities. The range of interesting and relevant topics encourages the girls to think independently, helps build their self confidence and the ability to express themselves clearly. By the end of Key Stage 1 the girls will have become enthusiastic, successful learners, able to work on their own, in groups or in pairs.

The Curriculum

A broad curriculum is followed in Years 1 and 2 and all girls study the following subjects: English,  Mathematics, Science, ICT, Religious Education, French, Geography, History, Art & DT, Music, PSHE, P.E. (including weekly swimming sessions) and Forest School.