KS1

 

Key Stage One – English
 
In English, during Key Stage One, students learn to speak confidently and listen to what others have to say. They begin to read and write independently. They use language to communicate and explore their reality and imaginary worlds. Thus speaking, listening, reading and writing is vitally important.

Our Aim:

Speaking
To speak clearly, fluently and confidently to different people.

Students would be taught to:
1) Speak clear English.
2) Choose words with precision.
3) Organise what they say.
4) Focus on the main points and ideas.

Listening
To listen, understand and respond to others.

Students would be taught to:
1) Sustain concentration.
2) Remember specific points that interest them.
3) Listen to other peoples reactions.
4) Ask questions to clarify their understanding.
5) Identify and respond to sound patterns in language (such as phonics).

Reading
Students should be taught to read with fluency, accuracy, understanding and enjoyment.

Writing
During Key Stage One, students start to enjoy writing and see the value of it. They learn to communicate their understanding of literary texts and spell and punctuate correctly.

Students would be taught:
1) How to use punctuation properly.
2) The connections between punctuation and sentence structure.
3) To improve their handwriting (if necessary).
4) To spell words correctly and learn new words.
5) Creative writing.

Key Stage One – Mathematics

During Key Stage One, students develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics through practical activity, exploration and discussion.
 
Our Aim:
 
Our aim is to get students familiar with the concepts of mathematics. To help them grasp mathematical language and develop their own ways of identifying problems and solving them.
 
Students will learn:

1) Problem Solving
A. How to approach problems involving numbers and data presented in a variety of forms.
B. How to make decisions about which operations and problem solving strategies to use.
C. How to organise and check their work.
D. Using the correct equipment when solving problems.

2) Communicating
A. How to use the correct language and symbols associated with mathematics.
B. How to communicate in spoken, pictorial and written form.

3) Reasoning
A. How to present results in an organised way.
B. How to explain their methods and reasoning when solving problems.

4) Counting
A. How to count reliably up to 100 and above.
B. How to format numbers in written and number forms up to 100 and above.

5) Number Patterns and Sequences
A. How to create and describe number patterns.
B. Hoe to recognise the relationship between halving and doubling.
C. How to use number lines.
D. To understand place values of numbers.

6) Calculations
A. Students will learn how to do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
B. Understanding inverse operations.
C. How to choose sensible calculation methods to solve problems.
D. To explain their methods or reasoning.

7) Mental Maths
A. Students will learn how to recall quick responses to questions, using their knowledge of number facts.
B. Learning their times tables.
C. How to calculate and process simple money problems quickly.

8) Processing, Representing and Interpreting Data
A. Students will learn how to solve a relevant problem by using simple lists, tables and charts to sort, classify and organise information.

9) Shapes
A. Understanding the different shapes and their properties.
B. Understanding reflective symmetry.

10) Measurement and Estimation
A. Students will learn how to understand and use time in both 12hour and 24hour formats.
B. How to estimate the lengths, weight and capacity of objects.
C. Using the correct units of measurements.
Key Stage One – Science

During Key Stage One, students observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and the world around them.

Our Aim:
 
Our aim is to ensure that students have a good understanding of the early stages of science and the world around them. It is important for the students to learn through observation and measurements and to come up with their own theories on science.

Students would be taught:
1) Life processes:
A. They would understand the differences between things that are living and things that are not.
B. That all animals, including humans, move, feed, grow, use their senses and reproduce.

2) Humans and other animals
A. Students would be taught that humans and other animals need food and water to stay alive.
B. That exercise and eating the right types and amounts of food help humans to keep healthy.
C. The role of drugs as medicines.
D. That our senses enable us and other animals to be aware of the world around us.

3) Plants
A. To recognise that plants need light and water to grow
B. Photosynthesis.

4) Living things in their Environment
A. Students will learn out about the different kinds of plants and animals in the local environment.
B. Caring for the Environment.

5) Materials and their Properties
A. To sort materials into groups based on their properties (for example, roughness, hardness, transparency etc).
B. To recognise and name common types of material (for example, metal, plastic, wood, paper, rock).
C. To find out about the uses of materials (for example, glass, wood, wool).

6) Electricity
A. About everyday appliances that use electricity.
B. About simple series circuits involving batteries, wires, bulbs and other components.

7) Forces and Motion
A. To find out about, and describe the movement of, familiar things (for example, cars going faster, slowing down, changing direction).
B. That both pushes and pulls are examples of forces.
C. To recognise that when things speed up, slow down or change direction, there is a cause (cause and effect).

8) Light and Sound
A. To identify different light sources, including the Sun.
B. To understand that the dark is absence of light.
C. That there are many kinds of sound and sources of sound.

9) Health and Safety
A. To understand that everyday objects can be hazardous and how to avoid that danger.

 

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