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KS1 Curriculum

If you would like to know more about how the curriculum is taught or you can offer some time or resources to assist the teaching of this curriculum, please speak to a member of the KS1 team in school.

National Curriculum

In KS1 we follow the National Curriculum programmes of study for core and foundation subjects. These are published by the Department for Education

The core subjects are: 

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • PE

English - Writing 

There are several strands that make up the English National Curriculum programme of study. These are: 

  • Transcription (the ability to spell)
  • Handwriting & Presentation (the ability to write clearly and fluently)
  • Composition (the ability to write texts)
  • Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation (the ability to use different types of sentences and punctuation correctly)

In KS1 we follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme to teach phonics, reading and writing skills that children need. This is followed until the beginning of Y2 however, some children may need to continue on the scheme for a little while longer. Miss Wilford our RWI lead offers informal parent sessions to give further information. You can also look on the RWI website.

Once children have completed the RWI programme they begin to take part in more formal literacy lessons. In KS1 we teach writing through the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach. Talk for Writing has been developed by Pie Corbett supported by Julia Strong, and is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular topic orally before they try reading and analysing it. Through fun activities that help them rehearse the tune of the language they need, followed by shared writing to show them how to craft their writing, children are helped to write in the same style.

English - Reading 

There are two strands in Reading: word reading (decoding and recognising words in print) and comprehension (understanding what has been read).

In Year 1 children working on recognising letters and sounds daily during talk and toast and have a daily RWI session. In Year 2 children have daily guided reading sessions in small groups and access purposeful reading activities through their literacy sessions. In KS1 we endeavour to listen to all children read 1:1 with an adult on a 2 weekly cycle alongside daily small group reading opportunities.

Mathematics

There are several strands that make up the Mathematics National Curriculum programme of study. These are: 

  • Number & Place Value
  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division (known as 'the four operations')
  • Fractions (and Decimals)
  • Measurement
  • Statistics, Ratio, Proportion & Algebra

In KS1 we teach maths through a whole school maths programme called Maths Makes Sense, which teaches children the learning system of mathematics. The children use a resource tables, maths tables and cups during the session. The combination of objects, actions and vocabulary makes maths accessible to all children. Children are able to use what they learn in MMS and apply it to all mathematical problems. Miss Wilford our MMS lead, offers informal parent sessions to give further information. You can also look on the MMS website.

 We cover a broad and balanced curriculum as outlined in our current overview:

Milefield Primary School – Long term planning 2018-19 – KS1

 

KS1

Autumn Term-

Spring Term-

Summer Term

English - Reading

Reading in KS1 is mainly taught through Read, Write Inc with other opportunities to develop reading skills in daily guided reading sessions which link to key skills such as understanding word meaning, finding information in both fiction and non-fiction texts and inference skills. Each class also read a class novel daily.

Reading in KS1 is mainly taught through Read, Write Inc with other opportunities to develop reading skills in daily guided reading sessions which link to key skills such as understanding word meaning, finding information in both fiction and non-fiction texts and inference skills. Each class also read a class novel daily.

Reading in KS1 is mainly taught through Read, Write Inc with other opportunities to develop reading skills in daily guided reading sessions which link to key skills such as understanding word meaning, finding information in both fiction and non-fiction texts and inference skills. Each class also read a class novel daily.

English – Writing

 POR Book – Leaf by Sandra Dieckman Non- chronological report, letters, descriptions, persuasive speech, explanation, narrative

POR Book – Traction Man by Mini Grey

 Stories, letters, retelling stories, pictures and captions, character profiles, instructions

POR Book – Claude in the city by Alex T Smith

Postcards and letters, diary, recount, character description, explanation text, non- chronological report

English – GPS –

Year 1

How words can combine to make sentences

Joining words and joining sentences using and

  Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

Separation of words with spaces

Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences

 

Capital letters for names and for the personal pronoun I

  Regular plural noun suffixes –s or –es (e.g. dog, dogs; wish, wishes)

 

Suffixes that can be added to verbs (e.g. helping, helped, helper)

 

How the prefix un– changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives (negation, e.g. unkind, or undoing, e.g. untie the boat)

English – GPS –

Year 2

Use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences

Expanded noun phrases for description and specification (e.g. the blue butterfly, plain flour, the man in the moon)

 

Sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command

Commas to separate items in a list

 

Apostrophes to mark contracted forms in spelling

Formation of nouns using suffixes such as –ness, –er

Correct choice and consistent use of present tense and past tense throughout writing

Use of the continuous form of verbs in the present and past tense to mark actions in progress (e.g. she is drumming, he was shouting)

Formation of adjectives using suffixes such as –ful, –less

 

Use of the suffixes –er and –est to form comparisons of adjectives and adverbs

Maths

 Number and place value

Geometry – shape & position and direction, measure, number and place value, number + and –

Number x and / number fractions, statistics, geometry – shape & position and direction, measure

Science

 Habitats, food chains, food webs, predator and prey, classification of animals

 Light and dark, materials

 Body parts, heatlhy living, germs,

RE

 Christmas story- nativity- traditions around the world

 Easter story, how other religions celebrate new beginnings

 Buddhism, Islam

PE

 Ball skills, throwing and catching, dance

Gymnastics,  

Athletics 

Computing

Use technology safely and respectfully, recognise common uses of information technology beyond school. Algorithms.

Create and debug simple programs. Use technology purposefully to create, store, organise, manipulate and retrieve digital content. Algorithms.

Writing blogs, creating videos, including music and animations. Projects for the end of year. Algorithms.

DT

 Making animal masks, making bird feeders, designing a flying machine

 Make your own model tractions, design and make a costume for traction man, design and build a box to keep traction man in

 Sculpting, cooking French food,

Art

 Collage autumn animals, painting an African sunset,

 Story boards, drawing and painting, design a new enemy for him, collage

 Sketching, sculpting- Monet, Matisse

Geography

 Africa, animals, Recycling, maps, locating countries, climate change

 The rest of the world

Capital cities, Europe, compass skills, observations fo the local area 

History

 Flying- planes

 Toys

 Museums- Florence nightingale

PSHE

 Differences and similarities between each other- accepting people’s differences- looking after our environment.

 Feelings and body language

Moving on and Aspirations

 

 

In KS1 we are taught Music by our specialist music teacher Mr Trickett weekly.