Key Stage One

At Hollinswood Primary we plan a creative curriculum that links foundation subjects in a theme. Within KS1, Medium Term Planning is planned jointly for Year One and Year Two. Each subject is planned with careful consideration of the Key Skills for that subject, this means that lessons are not differentiated necessarily by age but by the skills that are appropriate for each child. 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.

We encourage the children to develop the following skills throughout the key stage:

  • Independence
  • Resilience
  • The ability the work collaboratively
  • To ask and answer questions
  • Develop confidence to share ideas

Children in Key Stage One have daily phonic lessons which are planned in line with the Letters and Sounds publication.

Some useful advice regarding phonics can be found via the following links:

All of the above prepares children for the National Year One Phonics test and the Year Two statutory assessments.

View our medium term planning here

If you require further information please speak to your child's class teacher.