Key Stage 1 comprises Year 1 and Year 2 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. It enables students to experience the joy of discovery, problem solving and creative thinking to grow intellectually, socially, mindfully and emotionally.
The curriculum is designed to develop students’ interests to explore and learn confidently and collaboratively. It promotes an enquiring mind with the capacity to think rationally through 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. Hindi, the host country language, is introduced in the EYFS and continues through Key stage 1.
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 student 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 teachers and parents.
Partnership with parents is a powerful tool and we welcome and appreciate parental support with student learning and school life during physical and online school.