In Key Stage 1 the National Curriculum subjects are taught through a cross-curricular approach. Each term learning focuses on a particular theme. We have a question based format where children are presented with a question each week and learning opportunities are planned that help the children to answer the question.
In Key Stage 1 Theme lessons take place two times each week and are taught in mixed ability classes with their class teacher. Learning is differentiated to match the children's knowledge, skills and progress. Each class teacher also links the class role-play area to the Theme for each half term and provides opportunities to learn about the current Theme through imaginative play. In addition links are made with other lessons such as English, Maths, PE, Art, Geography and computing to ensure that children are fully engaged with the Theme.
To ensure thorough coverage of the Key Stage 1 Science curriculum, one Theme each term will have a Science focus where children will learn the content of the Science curriculum and learn about scientific enquiry.