Children in Year 1 and 2 are taught curriculum subject areas which include Numeracy, Literacy, Science, ICT, History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education and PSHE and Citizenship.

We have developed a skills based curriculum where children are taught the above subjects in a cross curricular way. Children are encouraged to transfer skills learnt from one area of learning to another.

Our skills based curriculum is enabling children to be confident learners who can embrace new technologies, be creative, work collaboratively, read and write with good levels of competence, be numerate, solve problems, make decisions and choices without fear of risk taking. It encourages them to be creative learners who are inquisitive, determined and able to work independently through self motivation.

We enrich our curriculum for all the children by having a wide variety of outside visitors who support the experiences we offer. Children enjoy a wide range of educational visits away from the school site which further enriches their experiences.

Philosophy 4 Children is taught as a discreet subject to children in Reception and Key Stage 1. It develops deeper levels of thinking and helps the children to understand that they all have an opinion which is to be valued and respected.

Key Stage 1 Curriculum Topics

The following table outlines the curriculum topics for Year 1 & Year 2

Year Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1 Percy Park Keeper Down Under Christmas in December Fairy-Tale Land Perfect Pets Roots, Shoots and Leaves Up Up and Away
Year 2 Knights, Dungeons, and Dragons Plots, Plagues, and puddings. Christmas in December Tales Across the Ocean Buzzing Birmingham Healthy Me We'll meet again - World War II

Homework

The most important homework you can share in, and help your children with, is developing a love of books. We encourage everyone to share class and library books at home encouraging the children to read the words they know. Reading should be a pleasurable experience and we encourage everyone to read a bedtime story each night to their children.

In addition to reading, children in Years 1 and 2 will bring home weekly spellings. Some children will bring home key words and others may be asked to bring in some information they have to research, at home, regarding a particular topic area.

We appreciate all the help and support you give to your children in helping them with their learning at home.