Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 is a component part of the national curriculum for England and comprises the two years of schooling in Year 1 and Year 2. Children in these years are aged between five and seven, and at Hallfield are part of our Pre-Prep Department.

As at Key Stage 1, KS2 employs a set programme of study in the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Creative Arts, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education (including swimming), Drama, Dance, Computing, Modern Foreign Languages and Religious Education (for which there is an exemption for those parents seeking one).

Our robust pastoral care is supported through discrete teaching of Personal, Social and Health Education (PHSE). We believe this approach helps develop children’s self-confidence, independence and the ability to form good relationships with others.

Assessments at Key Stage 1 focus on English reading, English grammar and Mathematics. They take the form both of written tests and teacher assessments and parents are regularly informed of their children’s progress.

The skills and knowledge developed at Key Stage 1 are fundamental to your child’s success in the Prep Schools at Hallfield – and, of course, ultimately form the foundations for their future achievements in their chosen secondary school.