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Year 1 and 2 Curriculum

For our Years 1 and 2 children, we go beyond the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum. We teach children using a topic based approach which enthuses and inspires learning across all subjects. Creativity and multi-sensory learning are key focus areas for both year groups to help children bring to life what they have been learning about.

We put a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy, relevant stretch and challenge based on individual ability, and we encourage awareness and enjoyment of science, history, geography, music, art, drama, ICT, design technology, religious education, physical education, and dance. By offering a broad and balanced curriculum we are able to draw out the talents of each child.

Reading and Home Learning

Reading is the key to success in many subjects, as well as a lasting pleasure we want children to learn to love throughout their childhood right into adulthood. The teaching of reading at Rye is structured and positive, consolidating, and reinforcing essential skills and ensuring that reading is an enjoyable experience.

Starting with phonics (learning the letter sounds), our pupils then move on to build up a sight vocabulary of words. Each child reads every day at school, either individually or as part of a class group, and has a reading record book for parents to complete when they have read at home. The pupil’s form teacher will recommend the reading books carefully and will indicate in the record book what he/she would like help with at home. As children become more independent, they will take a steadily increasing role in choosing their own books. Pupils may borrow books from the Little Library for a week at a time.

Pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 will bring home spellings to learn each week, based on the phonics learned in class, and there will also be other learning tasks, in particular for Mathematics and topic work.

Book a Personal Virtual Meeting to experience Rye

At this time, we are unable to invite prospective families to our school site, but we would still love to meet you and show you our school and all it has to offer.

We warmly invite you to virtually experience our school and ‘e-meet’ our Head, Miss Joanne Croft, with a virtual meeting at a time to suit you.