Key Stage 1

Our specialised home and online tutors can support your child with KS1. The key stage 1 years comprise of year 1 to year 2 of primary school. These are otherwise called the infant years of primary schooling. Children are aged 6-7 years.

Phonics Screening Test:

 

At the end of year 1, a phonics screening test is held to assess the child’s knowledge of sounds that they have been practicing since Nursery. Three sets of sounds are practiced from set 1 to 3 (set 3 being the hardest). Schemes used include: Floppy Phonics, Jolly Phonics and Read-Write Inc.

KS1 SATs:

 

At the end of year 2, children have to complete the KS1 SATs which tests the children’s competence in English and Maths.

 

 

Areas covered and studied in KS1

English

 

  • Basic writing skills and genres, including fiction and non-fiction text: story writing; letters; newspapers; chronological and non-chronological text and much more. 

  • In SPaG which stands for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. This includes:

  1. Spelling of  CVC      (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and HFW(high frequency words);

  2. Punctuation  including capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks.

  3. Grammatical skills including verbs, adverbs, adjectives, determiners etc.

  • Reading comprehension: children learn to understand and be able to answer questions about a text.

Maths

  •  In Maths, children begin to learn number formation, counting correctly and then four mathematical operations which includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They learn throughout the key stage one about the geometrical shapes, money, data, graphs and many more simple mathematical concepts. 

Foundational Subjects

  • Topic; they learn geography,  history, RE (religious education)

  • Science

  • PE

  • ICT