Key Stage 1 (KS1)
KS1 consists of 3 classes.
For information on our Curriculum yearly overviews, click on the link below.
Homework - KS1 should complete 3 x 5 minutes of Numbots (Year 1) or TTRockstars (Year 2) every week, read for 3 x 15 minutes and post about what they have read on Seesaw once a week. The children will also have access to Phonics Shed, but they will not have assigned homework, and can use this at their pleasure.
We are so fortunate to have a Reading Room in every phase. Our Reading Rooms are full to the brim with a wide range of texts. All children have access to Comic Books, narratives, jokes, Classics, Newspapers, Non-fiction and so much more. Children will access the library and have a chance to change their books at least once a week. There are also opportunities for children to access the library at lunchtimes on set days of the week. Every child can sign books out to take home and share with their families.
The children can also see the progress in their reading challenges and can choose books that will help them to complete these.
In KS1 the children play on the lower playground where they have access to tee-pees, small bridges and walkways and climbing equipment. During the warmer months, we also have access to the KS1 garden there the children have an outdoor class room, reading area in the shed as well as water and sand play.
At lunchtimes the children will go up to the playground and the field where there are many amazing areas that they can choose from. We have:
A park area - An area with a climbing frame, slide and swings.
Loose parts - An area with lots of everyday objects for the children to use their imagination and create a world of their own.
Large construction - An area with lots of resources for children to create their own structures to use in whichever way they choose including building their own dens.
Wildlife Area - An area full of natural adventure consisting of wildlife, ponds and a hidden world to explore.
Gravel pit, sandpit, bikes, scooters, MUGAs, Table Tennis, mud kitchen, art, a lot of field space and an inside area.
To ensure our children enjoy every aspect of our play time, our children go outside in most weathers. To accommodate this during wet/cold days, we encourage every child to bring in wellies and waterproof coats.
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Trips and Workshops
At Greenfields, we value every experience that we can provide to the children. We see the benefit in children also learning beyond the curriculum and ensure that we encourage that where possible. This includes many trips during their time with us.
KS1 Chatham Memorial Synagogue