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Key Stage One Education

Key Stage One Education

Subjects such as geography, history and science weave seamlessly through the curriculum. The ‘Prime Learning Challenge’ questions ensure these links are strong.

Ofsted, 2017

Educating pupils in a 21st Century classroom

In key stage one, we offer a curriculum that gives each pupil the opportunity to acquire the social skills and a knowledge and understanding of the world that will adequately prepare them for the next stage of their education.

We aim to provide an environment that is academically challenging and builds each pupil’s confidence, independence, creativity and motivation.

At Someries Infant School and Early Childhood Education Centre, we offer our pupils the opportunity to learn in an immersive environment. Our displays are purposeful, to ensure pupils can use easily-accessible resources to develop their skills. Resourcing is state-of-the-art to ensure skills that we are meeting the needs of the 21st century pupil. Classrooms are organised so that pupils feel at home within their classroom and are comfortable to learn and achieve their best. Each classroom is equipped with a ‘learning hub’ which is used by staff to address misconceptions and deliver a tailored educational experience to make sure each pupil succeeds.

Within key stage one, learning concentrates on ten national curriculum subjects which are split between core and foundation area.

Core areas of the national curriculum

  • English
  • mathematics
  • science

Foundation areas of the national curriculum

  • art and design
  • computing
  • design and technology
  • geography
  • history
  • music
  • physical education

Other curriculum subjects

  • diversity education
  • relationships eduction
  • religious education
  • values-based education

Prime Learning Challenges

At Someries Infant School and Early Childhood Education Centre, we are proud of our tailored, progressive and dynamic curriculum. After extensive research into how pupils learn effectively, we have developed a unique programme for learning called Prime Learning Challenges. Prime Learning Challenges are learning questions or challenges which stem from assessments of the whole child and form the focus for all learning across the school. Prime Learning Challenges are equally determined by pupils’ interests to ensure that they are engaging. Prime Learning Challenge questions drive learning forward in manageable episodes. Lessons respond to what pupils will need to learn in order to answer the Prime Learning Challenge and form the foundations for the week’s teaching and learning. As pupils work through each Prime Learning Challenge, evidence of what they have learned is displayed on classroom learning walls. This collection of work is individual to each pupil and they are facilitated to take ownership of their work and value what they have worked on or created.