Is a transitional Year Group that incorporates learners between the ages of five and seven. It is a class where learners experience, discover and explore a gradual release of KS1 curriculum through role play, peer monitoring, gamification, Hands-On activities and other learning styles which is geared towards catering for the needs of learners at their different educational levels.
In Year One, learners are equipped with the 21st century skills to become independent learners and problem solvers through communication, collaborations, critical thinking and creativity. In order for learners to succeed and reach their full potential, all aspect of their developmental skills which includes emotional intelligence, confidence, social ability and empathy are enhanced.
Learners explore and increase love for reading different genres of books as well as read with purpose in mind, to find information or for enjoyment. They begin to read skillfully; observing punctuation marks, using intonation and expression to show comprehension by answering relevant questions correctly. More so they decipher words/vocabularies with more syllables smoothly when reading a text. All these skills tends to making them emergent writers.
Phonics is a big part of Year 1. Your child will continue to expand on their knowledge of phonics and will probably surprise you with just how quickly they develop their reading. They will consolidate their learning of phonics and should become confident in being able to match each group of letters or phonemes with the sound they make. They will be encouraged to read a wide range of stories and listen to poems which they will start to recite and write by heart.
They will do one –on-one and a whole class phonics learning every week, just like they did in Reception. These are fun, pacy sessions which involve games and tasks. They will learn tricky words, spelling rules and how to sound out and blend to aid them with their reading and writing.
In Year 1, Science is about asking questions, gathering evidence, carrying out experiments and developing explanations about the reasons for their results through various fun activities. The lessons are practical and will focus on the world around us. The students are provided an overview of many different types and aspect of science, including scientific inquiry, biology, physical science, and geology. Through Scientific inquiry we explore topics like living and growing, plants, materials, sounds, forces and many more.
Is the final year of Key Stage 1, where pupils work towards and aim for mastery of concepts that were introduced in Year 1. Learning in Year 2 is challenging and fun, collaboration is an integral part to help pupils develop social skills that support their ability to flourish in their classroom environment and demonstrate new learning.
Pupils are being encouraged to work more independently and improve their ability to coordinate movement and their language/speech will be increasingly complex and grammatically correct.
What we do in Year 2?
In Year 2 we;
- Develop Literacy skills
- Focus on multiplication/division facts, addition/subtraction, fraction including shapes and measures.
- Engage in fun and enquiry-based Science lessons on topics such as; Light/dark, electricity, habitats as well as everyday materials and their uses.
Pupils learn the following subjects; Mathematics, English, Science, National values, PSHE and Focus.
Our English curriculum is designed to enhance the language skills of pupils. Year 3 pupils are guided to develop written and verbal abilities. Our lessons are designed in such a way that these young minds are able to grasp taught concepts well. They engage in fun learning activities such as puzzles, word scrambles, matching exercise and fill-ups.
We help build linguistics skills through comprehension activities.
Our Mathematics lessons are crafted with a significant focus on basic arithmetic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We engage pupils with workbooks, worksheets and other teaching aids which are a perfect blend of learning and fun. These activities instill pupil’s curiosity and interest in the concepts of mathematics.
Science curriculum is filled with lots of investigative activities. Pupils are able to investigate their environments through play. They explore units such as Life processes, Properties of Materials, Plants, Forces, Keeping healthy and the senses. These hands on activities help pupils recall what they have been taught but more importantly take charge of their learning.
Humanities strongly impact the overall development of pupils. They learn through play, music, dance, art and debate. Such that the pupils of today become well informed citizens of tomorrow. In Humanities, pupils are exposed to subjects like National values, Focus and PSHE.
ART: year 3 art class is focused on the colors of the world. Pupils learn through play by identifying different colors, mixing them to derive new colors and also apply these colors. This is achieved through fun activities like painting architectural shapes and natural objects.
ICT takes pupils on an amazing journey that comprises exploration of information technology, use of multimedia, data handling and modeling. Pupils are exposed to digital literacy; online safety, digital research, communication and technology in the world.
The focus of our French lessons is on the 4 major skills for learning French; speaking, listening, writing and comprehension. We use a variety of resources to provide pupils with engaging and interactive lessons. We also deliver a consistent and structured learning experience that will prepare pupils for French in real- life situations outside the classroom and aims to improve their daily communication skills.