Primary - Key Stage 1

Age 5-6

English

Welcome to Key Stage 1. Children entering KS1 have just graduated from Foundation and are taking their first steps into a new and exciting Curriculum.

At PPS we offer a Read Write Inc. program to teach phonics which leads to the Literacy and Language programme in Year 2. Both programmes are developed by the Ruth Miskin Team and are designed to stimulate and challenge children’s thinking and create enthusiastic, lifelong readers and writers. The programme's approach integrates reading, writing, thinking and spoken language in all activities to ensure the daily development of children’s comprehension and wide literacy skills. The children get the chance to read and write varieties of fiction and non-fiction as well as practicing the grammar and punctuation rules. A very important part of English teaching is reading; the students read books in school during guided reading and at home to practice the words and fluency of their reading as well as their comprehension. Our library is open to all children throughout the school week. Our aim is for the students to achieve competence and gain pleasure in the spoken and written language.

The world of Numbers and Shapes

Numbers are a massive part of our life from simple calculations, such as addition and subtraction, to more advanced mathematics, such as percentages and investments.

 

For children starting out in Key Stage One Year 1 and 2, our Inspire Maths curriculum helps them really grasp and understand the early mathematical concepts.

Inspire Maths provides a highly scaffolded learning framework with problem solving at its heart. It is built on a focused, coherent and cumulative spiral curriculum that continuously builds and consolidates knowledge to reach deep understanding.

The program encourages extensive practice to develop fluency and mastery, so that every child – across all abilities- can succeed at mathematics.

You will be surprised at the level of mathematical proficiency achieved by your child by the end of Key Stage One.

  • Inspire Maths emphasises the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, which help children make connections to develop deeper understanding and problem solving skills.
  • Children explore different mathematical concepts using a variety of manipulatives and games.

Exploring the World

 

At PPS, we teach our children to become scientific detectives; always striving to help and develop an innate desire to find out how things happen. The science curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding
  • Develop understanding of nature, processes and methods of Science
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science

 

In Key Stage One, we cover:

  • All about ourselves
  • Seasonal changes
  • Growing plants
  • Sorting materials
  • Living and non-living
  • Life cycles

We cover these topics through the use of the interactive whiteboard as well as carrying out a variety of different activities and experiments.

 

Extra- curricular Activities and Events

Learning About the World Around Us

In Key Stage One we offer a cross-curricular approach to our teaching. We have a series of cross-curricular topics intended to give the children a creative approach to the curriculum.

    Each cross-curricular topic gives the children lessons across a range of subjects, such as history, geography, science, art, design and technology and more. In Key Stage One the children are required to do many projects about a given topic in order to enable them to be fully submerged in it.  With the provision of informative and engaging PowerPoint’s, differentiated activities, worksheets, and a whole host of other resources within each topic, we create a very positive atmosphere for the students.

 

Being Creative

We believe that art and design are of equal importance to the core subjects. We offer a high quality art and design education curriculum, which engages, inspires and challenges our students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

   

Outings and Trips

Memories of school educational trips are among the most prominent of the formative years, largely because they are a welcome break in the routine for both the students and staff. In Key Stage One we offer three school trips during the year, so that the students get a chance to have a fabulous and unique time during their trip as well as benefitting from many other advantages for weeks after their return to their normal school life.

Staying in shape and building a healthy body

The curriculum at PPS for physical education aims to ensure that all students:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities such as sports day
  • Lead healthy, active lives

By the end of Key Stage One, students are expected to know, apply and understand the skills and processes of physical activities

Following Mozart’s Footsteps

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should help the children to develop a love of Music and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

What other subjects does PPS offer in KS1?

We are proud to offer French and Arabic languages. We also offer the Supreme Education Council (SEC) subjects: Qatar History and Islamic study and our students are given the choice to learn Qatar History in Arabic or English.

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