Key Stage 1


logoWelcome to the Key Stage 1 page. Here you will find information about the KS1 curriculum, class details, as well as updates and posts from Class Teachers. Please click on the links below to take a look at what has been happening in each class.

Reception     Year 1     Year 2




We follow the National Curriculum which subdivides into:

Core Subjects:

Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Computing and Science.

Foundation Subjects:

History, Geography, Design Technology, Art, Music and Physical Education.

Reading and Phonics:

At Saint Mary’s we use the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme and have recently purchased the Pearson’s Phonics Bug scheme to teach synthetic phonics. This is being used across the Key Stage alongside the songs and rhymes from Jolly Phonics in the Reception class.

Foundation Stage


The ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ is the curriculum for the children attending the Reception class.  The ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Profile’ summarises and describes the children’s attainment at the end of Reception, and is based on ongoing observations and assessment in three prime and four specific areas of learning.

The Prime Areas of Learning

The Specific Areas of Learning

Communication and Language Literacy
Physical Development Mathematics
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design


This curriculum provides a wide variety of learning and achievement with an emphasis of learning through activity.  There are three learning characteristics of playing and exploring, active thinking, and creating and thinking critically.

Water Bottles

The children can bring water bottles into school so that they can have a drink of water throughout the day. The water bottles need to be taken home every night.


The children can bring in 20p a day or £1 for the week to spend on healthy snacks in the school tuck shop. If your child does not wish to buy anything from the tuck shop, then they can bring in fruit to eat at break time. Friday is treat day, so your child can bring a bag of crisps in or a cereal bar to eat on this day, these are not allowed on any other days.


If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s learning, please feel free to contact their Class Teacher.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

The Key Stage 1 Team