Key Stage One

As the school is relatively small, the younger children are already familiar with the teachers and routines in Key Stage One by the time they move up to a new key stage.  The teachers in both phases are sensitive to the fact that smooth transition from the Early Years to Key Stage One is vital to ensure children feel comfortable and happy in their new curriculum.   As such, much groundwork is done during the Summer and Autumn Terms to make sure each child is settled and ready to achieve their full potential.

Outside the areas of English and Mathematics, much of the children’s learning in Science, History, Geography, Design Technology, Art, Positive Living, and Religious Studies is through half-termly topics. Digital Learning is taught in both years by the Director of Digital Learning working with the class teachers. Year 2 are able to use the additional facilities of the Main School for some units of Design Technology lessons. Both classes have their own space for outdoor learning.The children continue to receive a broad and balanced curriculum. 

Learning in Year 1 and Year 2 broadly follows the National Curriculum guidelines for Key Stage One.  There is a focus on the core subjects:

  • English
  • Maths

with lessons also in:

  • Science
  • Topic (covering Geography and History)
  • French
  • Music
  • Physical Education (P.E., incorporating indoor and outdoor P.E.)
  • Art and Design & Technology (D.T.)
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Religious Education
  • and Personal, Social & Health Education

Each class benefits from having their own class teacher as well as a teaching assistant which helps ensure that learning opportunities for all abilities are maximised.  The majority of learning takes place within the classroom and, where appropriate, makes use of our large outdoor space.   French, Music, P.E. and Art & D.T. are taught by specialist teachers. 

The Rowans School, 19 Drax Avenue, Wimbledon, London SW20 0EG
020 8946 8220 |
Reg. Charity No. 277324


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