North Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex, RH19 4QG
Tel: 01342 810302 | Email: office@westhoathlyschool.co.uk
Headteacher: Mr Adam J. Earle MA(Ed) NPQH

KEY STAGE ONE (YEARS 1 & 2)

KEY STAGE ONE children (Years 1 & 2) are taught in two classes.  The department, along with the Early Years (Reception) children in the Hedgehog Class is led by Miss Whittick who works in close collaboration with Mrs Redpath and the team of support staff.  Both classes follow the same topic programme and often share activities as appropriate.  On this page you will find details of the Key Stage One curriculum with links to documents outlining the topics covered. It is important to note that these are "working documents" and variations will be made to meet the needs of specific groups of children and as developments are made. 

Pupil progress and achievement is assessed through a variety of means including questioning, observation, marking work and discussion with learners.  Evidence in the form of photographs, work samples, notes and sometime video is gather (in a secure manner) to support teachers in making their judgements about pupil performance.  We continue to value the input of parents in helping us gain a full picture of each child's skills. knowledge and understanding.

In Key Stage One there are a number of statutory assessment points.  At the end of Year One all children undertake Phonics Screening - working 1:1 with their teacher they use their phonics knowledge to read a number of words, some real, some "made-up" from the phonics building blocks.  At the end of year two teachers are required to make judgements about each child's performance in reading, writing, maths and science.  This is done with a combination of evidence gathered by the teacher and their long-term knowledge and understanding of each child and a range of activities designed to "test" particular skills and understanding in a standardised manner.

HEDGEHOG CLASS

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CLASS TEACHER: Miss Whittick

SUPPORT STAFF: Mrs Duncanson, Mrs Grub & Mrs Trower

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE & YEAR ONE

SQUIRREL CLASS

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CLASS TEACHER: Mrs Redpath

SUPPORT STAFF: Miss Molloy

YEAR ONE & YEAR TWO

ENGLISH

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English in Key Stage One (Years 1 & 2) focusses on securing and beginning to build on basic knowledge and skills for reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Concepts such as sentence and clear communication of meaning stem from a sound understanding of phonics, common words, alternative spellings and grammar as well as encouraging a broadening vocabulary and the beginning to adapt writing to meet the needs of different genre and audiences.

MATHS

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Maths in Key Stage One builds on the basic number skills and understanding, knowledge of shape and comparison introduced in the Early Years.  Securing sound understanding and use of the four key operations as well as how numbers work (including place value and fractions) runs alongside geometry (shape and position), measurement and statistics, equipping the children with sound knowledge and understand which they can apply in a range of contexts.

COMPUTING

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Information and Communication Technology plays a major part in the modern world and learning.  We make full use of computers and similar devices across the curriculum.  Computing focusses on the knowledge understanding, and skills of how computers work, how they are programmed and the ways in which they are utilised beyond the school.  We also introduce the basic principles of staying safe when using computers and the internet. 

SCIENCE & THE FOUNDATION SUBJECTS

Science and the foundation subjects (History, Geography, Art & Design, Design Technology, Music) are presented in the context of cross-curricular topics with different subjects taking the "lead" each term.  At present we operate a two year rolling programme of topics which is outlined in the following document: 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Children in Key Stage One have at least two PE sessions each week, one led by their class teacher and one led by our Sports Coach - Mr Lewis.  The focus is on securing a range of basic skills, team games and dance.  

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Unlike other subjects Religious Education is not part of the National Curriculum but is a statutory subject.  It is taught in accordance with the West Sussex Agreed Syllabus for RE.  Our topics (also on a two year programme) are shown in the document below.

PHYSICAL, HEALTH & SOCIAL EDUCATION (PHSE)

In the National Curriculum 2014, PHSE is not a separate subject but is taught across the curriculum with particular themes such as "Healthy Living" and "British Values" being covered across the year.  The programme for Key Stage One is outlined in the document below.