Key Stage One

At Hollinswood Primary school we plan a sequential curriculum, building on the knowledge and skills the children have learned in the Foundation Stage.  By linking our Foundation subjects within a theme pupils have more opportunity to explore areas of interest and to embed learning further.  Our foundation subjects are planned for each year group on a one year cycle, ensuring pupils can build on prior knowledge and develop and apply their skills in the different subject areas.

For individual pupils, consideration is given to a flexible timetable to suit needs, such as regular brain breaks, 1:1 support and quiet work areas away from distractions.

Our curriculum enables the children to develop our school values throughout the key stage:

  • ​Being respectful
  • Being resourceful
  • Being resilient 
  • Being responsible
In Year One we continue to build on the key areas of the EYFS by proving regular opportunities for Continuous Provision.  This ensures that children can continue to challenge their thinking, communicate effectively, become more independent and take responsibility for their learning.

For our English lessons, with addition to the daily phonic session, we follow the Michael Tidd principles.  Writing is taught according to genre, with a different block being taught each term so that children build upon and develop their writing skills within that genre. 

For our Maths lessons we teach a mastery based approach following the White Rose scheme Primary Resources | White Rose Maths. Each area of Maths is taught in a block to ensure that skills within that area are embedded.

If you require further information please speak to your child's class teacher.  You can communicate with teachers via ClassDojo.  Teachers will also use ClassDojo to share regular updates with you and to celebrate children’s work.