Sytchampton Endowed Primary School

Key Stage 1 Base - Ospreys

Welcome to Ospreys.

Welcome to Ospreys!

We continue to enjoy a range of practical learning experiences and learn lots of new skills through our work. We work hard and achieve well whilst having fun.

We follow the 2014 National Curriculum for literacy and numeracy and for all other subjects. The core skills are generally delivered in the mornings during separate year group teaching. This includes guided reading, phonics, writing and numeracy.

During Key Stage 1 we follow a cross curricular approach, linking the lessons to our topics which helps bring the curriculum to life. For example during our 'Evacuees' topic we experienced what it was like to be evacuated on the Severn Valley Railway. We were all dressed in 1940s style of clothing taking our gas masks with us. Following this we created an air raid shelter in our classroom, which we love spending time in and explored the topic in more detail. We enjoy lots of different learning experiences, working practically, using the outdoors, going on visits and role play.

In Year 1 there is a period of transition from Foundation Stage when children have whole class teaching followed up by either a range of practical child initiated activities or focus group work where the work will be pitched at the child's ability.

Our Learning

Learning opportunities are planned by staff with input from the children to lead their own learning. The children's interests and ideas are used to inform planning.

Summer Homework

Useful Documents


Being evacuated on the Severn Valley Railway.
Going into an air raid shelter.

Experiencing a range of learning experiences.
We like to invite family members into school.

Learning from the knowledge and experiences of visitors and family members.
Winners at the Droitwich Cluster Multi-Skills Festival.