Years 1 & 2

Key Stage 1 is made up of our Year 1 and Year 2 classes.

Small class sizes

Our small class sizes help to ensure that individual attention can be given to each child and that daily independent reading takes place with a trained staff member.

The School Day

The school day for Year 1 and Year 2 pupils runs from 8:30am until 3:45pm and includes a snack at break time, as well as a freshly prepared hot meal at lunchtime. There are also a wide range of after-school activities for the children to access if they wish.  

Curriculum

Our broad but structured curriculum for Key Stage One consists of the customary school subjects, as well as making time for broader more personalised learning experiences.  

We have a team of highly experienced and well-qualified staff members who teach within a class-based environment at The Walled Garden. However, we are also able to utilise the facilities and specialist staff of the Prep school to enhance the learning opportunities for the pupils. 

We believe that young children access so much valuable education through exploration and investigation - so we encourage it!

Creativity and problem solving plays an important role in the lives of our pupils.  Art, Music, Outdoor Activities and Strive are all a part of the weekly timetable, the lessons are planned to allow the children to develop their creativity and investigation skills freely and to gain confidence when things do, and don't, quite go to plan!

 

Games, Dance, Gym and Swimming are built into the timetable each week and are taught by specialist staff. This not only promotes a healthy lifestyle within the children but allows them to have the very best coaching with their first experience of a sport.