Netherbrook Primary School

Key Stage 1

Years 1 and 2 make up Key Stage 1 (Phase 1) at our school. However from September 2014, Year 3 will also become part of Phase 1.

In Key Stage 1 our children enjoy studying Numeracy; Literacy which includes writing, reading, phonics, grammar, spelling and handwriting.

We follow the Letters and Sounds programme for our phonics. This is taught in small groups, within each year group, on a daily basis.

Science, History, Geography, Music, Art and DT are generally taught through topics enabling children to make links between subjects and teachers always ensure these lessons are creative and hands on.

All children have the opportunity to take part in Forest School lessons, with a designated trained leader.

In line with the recent government changes, the curriculum will be changing from September 2014. The staff are excited about the new opportunities that this will bring to teaching and learning and are currently planning new topics for every year group.

Our parents and children enjoy ‘Inspire’ sessions, where they work together in school to plan and make something linked to their current topic.

We have further enrichment activities through themed weeks, visitors to school and year group visits to places of interest. We are able to take advantage of the many historical features within walking distance of our school.

Year Group Newsletters

More information about our curriculum can be found in our Year Group newsletters (newest at the top):

Year 1

Year 2

Our Learning

Find out more about our learning:

Assessment in Key Stage 1:

Child Speak Assessment Targets:

All documents are in pdf format.