Key Stage One
Parent Curriculum Information (links below):
Key Stage 1 Parent Talk – 2017-2018
Home Learning 2017 (Parents & Carers Powerpoint)
Home Learning Guidance
Year 1 – Phonics Screening Check Information
Key Stage 1 – Test and Assessment Briefing (Jan 2017)
Key Stage 1 – Reading Workshop (Dec 2016)
Key Stage 1 – Parent Talk
Reading with your child
1st 100 High Frequency Words
2nd 100 High Frequency Words
During our assemblies we reflect on moral and spiritual issues, we celebrate achievement and we give thanks. Children may be withdrawn from assembly on religious grounds. Parents should contact the Head teacher if this is necessary.
During each term classes take turns to put on a small production usually based on current work and lasting approximately 15 minutes. You will be invited to your child’s class assembly.
All children attending the school benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum based on the national curriculum.
The following subjects are taught at Tottenhall School:
- Art and Design
- British Values
- Design and Technology
- Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education
- Physical Education
- Religious Education.
Our subjects are taught through a cross-curricular approach which allows children to not only be taught appropriate skills and knowledge, but also to be able to apply these skills and knowledge to real life situations.
The development of children’s language is crucial to their success across the curriculum. We want pupils to be excellent communicators, to listen actively and to speak with confidence. At Tottenhall pupils are helped to develop a love of reading and become skilful imaginative writers.
The support parents give to their children at home by speaking and listening to them and hearing them read is greatly valued by the school – this has a major impact on their child’s progress. Practical learning activities will also be set to support the learning taking place in the classroom.
Children will learn mathematics, and mathematical language, through a balance of written and practical work – sorting, classifying, ordering everyday objects, understanding numbers etc – leading to more recording and investigational mathematics.
In our school we actively promote the British Values, as defined by the Government, in order to prepare all children to be responsible and respectful members of the community. This is also supported through our “values puppets”: Connie Confidence, Pete Persistence, Oscar Organisation, Gabby Get Along and Ricky Resilience.
Every class has an interactive touchscreen board used for whole class teaching. Each class also has two touch screen computers used to enhance communication and collaboration. The pupils have access to iPads and use them to make films, write stories, and deepen their phonic knowledge.
Sex education is not a separate subject in the Infant School and takes place through topics such as health, our bodies, life cycles and the environment. We respond to any questions raised by pupils with great sensitivity.
Christianity, Islam and Hinduism are the main religions present within Tottenhall Infant School. Every child learns about these religions by listening, discussing relevant stories and celebrating the relevant festivals. Artifacts are used to explain the different practices and customs which are particular to each religion.