Key Stage 1
We are committed to providing an environment which allows all children to develop to their fullest potential throughout all areas of the curriculum. We do not place a limit on our expectations of what children should be able to achieve. It is our aim that through positive encouragement and praise, all children should have sufficient confidence to tackle anything.
Our approach to learning reflects the value we place on each individual. Each child is able to learn at his/her pace according to ability. This means that although there are overall curriculum guidelines and objectives (i.e. The Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum) each individual child’s curriculum is differentiated according to his/her needs.
We encourage all children to become independent learners, as we place great emphasis on learning as a life-long activity. They are encouraged to reflect on and carry out self-evaluation of the work that they have done. We hope that the curriculum we provide will stimulate and excite in all children a thirst for knowledge and discovery.
Learning for Life
Our ‘Star Learner’ competences help children understand and acquire the important life -long learning skills and competences they will need not only during their years in education but also to lead successful lives.
- I try my best (motivation, commitment, quality)
- I keep going, I don’t give up( resilience, perseverance)
- I am brave, I have a go (confident, creative, courageous)
- I concentrate and listen well (open-minded)
- I learn and play well with others (co-operation)
Children in Year 1 and Year 2 (5-7 year olds) learn through first hand experience following the National Curriculum and the Gloucestershire Religious Education Syllabus.
The curriculum areas covered are:
English, Maths and Science. These are known as the core subjects.
Art, Design & Technology, Geography, History, Computing, Music, Physical Education (PE), Religious Education (RE).
These are known as the foundation subjects. The Children are involved in the planning and evaluation of their learning. Teachers take account of their interests and learning needs when they plan.
All children in school must take part in a daily collective worship unless parents wish to withdraw them. Collective worship may be led by a member of staff, visiting speakers or by the children themselves.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from all or some aspects of R.E, Sex and Relationships education and collective worship.
Park Junior School: For children aged 7-11.
Most of our children move onto the junior school next to our site in the September following their 7th birthday. We work in close partnership to make sure that the transition is a happy experience for children and parents. We plan lots of joint activities and make sure the children have opportunities to visit their new classes.