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|Key Stage One: Curriculum|
|In England and Wales, Key Stage 1 covers Year 1 and 2 (ages 5 -7). This broad and balanced curriculum covers the four core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communication Technology. The foundation subjects include History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Physical Education, Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) and Music. All these subjects are covered within the integrated curriculum units and specialist lessons. Personal, Social and Health Education is covered on a daily basis in the classroom and in a weekly assembly.
All children are taught by experienced teachers who are supported by full-time classroom assistants and specialist teachers. Specialist teachers include Music, CLC, P.E., ICT, Special Educational Needs and English as an Additional Language (EAL). The cross-cultural environment boasts children of 54 different nationalities, some who enter the school speaking minimal English. The excellent EAL team work alongside the teachers to provide a non English speaker with the tools to communicate socially and academically and improvements are rapid.
Key Stage 1 benefits from having strong, creative and dedicated class teachers who provide an exciting and stimulating learning environment and encourage high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. Lessons are tailored to cater for the children's needs, where everyone is given the opportunity to demonstrate their full potential. There is a supportive pastoral system catering for the needs of individual students.
The school has high academic standards and expectations, supported by rigorous reporting, assessment and target setting. Students' progress is continually and closely monitored as they move through the Key Stage. Teacher assessment plays a major role in measuring a child's progress and achievement. At the end of the Key Stage students sit formal exams (SAT's) in Mathematics and English. These results enable the school to make a direct comparison with UK schools.
If you have have any queries regarding the Foundation Stage or Key Stage One curriculum please contact the Head of Section Mrs Ruth Martin (BritishInfantHead@tes.tp.edu.tw) or the Assistant Head of Infants Mr Craig Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org).