Key Stage 1/ Lower Primary comprises Years 1, 2 and 3 and focuses on providing continuity and progression in learning for students as they transition from child-initiated play in EYFS to more structured learning experiences.As well as equipping students with the essential skills for learning, education in Lower Primary is about students experiencing the joy of discovery, problem solving and creative thinking to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally.
The curriculum is designed to build on student skills and knowledge, and develop their interests to explore and learn confidently and collaboratively. It promotes an enquiring mind with the capacity to think rationallythrough the essential learning skills of English, maths, humanities, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and science along with computing, drama, music, dance and physical education to. Hindi is introduced in EYFS and French is taught from Year 3.
Assessment of learning is an ongoing process of evaluating, recording, tracking and reporting progress to inform planning and differentiation on a daily and unit basis. Learning expectations and progress are communicated to students through teacher feedback, celebration of their learning, and providing multiple opportunities to self-reflect and peer assess. Newsletters, parent-teacher conferences, notes in the school diary, Firefly and school reports are used for communication between staff and students. The online Standardised test analysis is used to set student targets in curriculum areas.
Partnership with parents is a powerful tool and we welcome and appreciate parental involvement with the student’s learning and school life.