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Key Stage One Education

Key Stage One Education

Our Head of Key Stage One Education is E Blackett

Pupils in key stage one build well on this strong start, learning importance knowledge and skills needed for future learning. They grow in confidence and want to learn even more. All pupils achieve highly. They are very well prepared for the next stage in their learning.


Ofsted, November 2022

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 areas.




Art and design


Design and technology




Physical education

Life Curriculum, incorporating Religious Education and Relationships and Health 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 broad learning questions or challenges forming the focus for the learning undertaken by pupils across the whole curriculum, which provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to answer the questions in a multitude of ways. Prime Learning Challenges are equally determined by pupils’ interests to ensure that they are engaging and are designed to drive learning forward in manageable episodes. As pupils work through each Prime Learning Challenge, evidence of what they have learned is displayed as a learning journey 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.