Key Stage 1

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What is Key Stage 1?

Key Stage 1 is comprised of two year groups: Year 1 (ages 5-6) and Year 2 (ages 6-7). The underlying aim is to further build on the foundations laid in EYFS and continue to provide a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment that encourages your children to become confident in their own abilities.

In Key Stage 1, our children increasingly understand how they learn and begin to take ownership of their own learning. The opportunities for social and emotional development of your child during these two years are a central focus at this important stage.

Your child will begin to reflect on what they need to develop as independent learners and are provided with rich experiences to spark curiosity and questioning. Your child will be encouraged to reflect throughout their time at BSM which allows them to make connections between the different facets of their learning, building on the foundations laid in EYFS.
Colourful, well-resourced flexible learning environments are designed to facilitate both independent and collaborative learning, developing key learning competencies. Our belief that a sound grasp of ICT is fundamental to engagement in the 21st Century is reflected in the use of technology across all learning. Your child will participate in out of school learning that supports personal development and independence.
Emphasis is placed on partnerships with our teachers working closely with you to address the individual needs of your child. Close monitoring of social and academic development, small class sizes and excellent communication with our families all help to contribute to the success of children in Key Stage 1.
We support your child as they make the transition from EYFS into Key Stage 1 and during years 1 and 2 your child will continue to develop their skills in preparation for Key Stage 2.