• What's on w/c 20/2/19..

    Year 6 Isle of Wight Trip
    Walk to School Week
    Monday - Y3/4 Tennis after school
    Tuesday - Y3/4 Tennis at lunch time
    Tuesday - Y3/4 Athletics training after school
    Tuesday - Y5/6 Girls cricket after school
    Weds - Y5 non-swimmers swimming
    Weds pm - Y4 Tennis competition
    Thursday - Elections - Nursery closed
    Friday - Sponsored Bounce
    Friday - A team of Chestnut girls are having a Charity Soap (hand-made) Sale after school at the Avenue gate.

KS1

KS1 pupils using the scooters

We have four classes in our Key Stage 1, two in both year groups. The children are aged from 5 years to 7.

Each class also has at least one Teaching Assistant who works every morning. Year 1 have some afternoon support from a teaching assistant. Year 2 has some hours of extra support which is generally used to deliver “catch up” programmes to groups of children.

Key Stage 1 Curriculum

In Key Stage 1 we start every day with a reading session. The core subjects of maths and English are taught every day (usually in the morning), we also have a daily phonics session.  The other subjects are science (also a core subject), information & communication technology (ICT), history, geography, art, design & technology (D&T), physical education (PE), religious education (RE), music and personal, social and health education (PSHE). Most days finish with a story being read to the class. All subjects are taught to the whole  class with the exception of maths and phonics which are taught in ability groups.  The subjects are taught, as much as possible, through topics (eg. Fire) as the linking of ideas & knowledge enhances meaning and understanding for the children.  The topics are set out in termly Curriculum Overviews for parents/carers.