Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, RG40 3AT


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Inspiring and nurturing young hearts and minds


Key Stage 1

The transition from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1 is an important time for the children at the school.

The Year 1 and Foundation Stage teachers work together to plan the last half term of Foundation Stage and the first half term of Year 1, to ensure they build on the sound foundations for learning and development laid down during the children’s first year at the school.

The teachers will focus on ensuring continuity in learning, by planning topics together and introducing Foundation Stage children to some of the routines of the Year 1 class.

Early in Year 1, pupils undertake assessments in order to gain a broader picture of their capabilities; this will be added to the EYFS Profile information.

Further information on EYFS can be found here.  Some topics are linked between the years, so that the children can be encouraged to remember and build on their prior learning.

Key stage 1 tasks and tests cover:

  • reading
  • writing
  • speaking and listening
  • grammar and punctuation
  • maths
  • science


The school administers the year 1 phonic screening test and Key Stage One assessments (SATS) in line with the statutory assessment and reporting requirements. 

In Year 1 and Year 2 the curriculum is more formal and includes subjects such as Geography, History, Science and R.E. with lots of interesting interactive projects. The pupil's progress is monitored through a variety of assessment techniques.

Maths and English lessons take place in the morning throughout the key stage. Children are grouped according to their phonic ability and are taught in appropriate groups each day using the phonic based scheme Read Write Inc.


Here is an example of a typical school day:

8.50am    School starts/register
9.05am    Maths
10.00am  Assembly
10.15am  Topic (snack for reception)
11.00am  Break

11.20am  Phonics
12.20pm  Lunch
1.20pm    Register
1.30pm    Reading
2.00pm    Foundation curriculum subjects
3.00pm    Fruit with storytime
3.15pm    Home time

Further information can be found here