St SwithunWells Catholic Primary School

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Key Stage 1

Children in KS1 continue to develop the skills they learnt in the Early Years. Reading is given a high priority with phonics being taught daily along with children being read to, read with and practising reading on their own where appropriate. 


The curriculum is planned to ensure children make good progress in embedding the skills of reading and phonics, writing and maths. We believe that children need to have a secure grasp of key skills so that they can access the wider curriculum, and therefore children will be given the opportunity to practise these skills across all curriculum areas.


The curriculum in KS1 is well planned so that all subjects are taught. RE, reading and phonics, maths, handwriting and PE tend to be taught as separate subjects. For all other core and foundation subjects an inter-disciplinary topic approach to curriculum planning is adopted, where children can apply the skills they have learnt. The curriculum is planned carefully, so that there is coherence and full coverage of all aspects of the National Curriculum and there is planned progression in all curriculum areas.