Sytchampton Endowed Primary School

Key Stage 1 Base - Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class!

We learn through practical experiences and develop new skills through our work. We work hard to achieve and progress whilst having fun.

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

In Key Stage 1 we follow a cross-curricular approach, linking our lessons to our topics. This brings the curriculum to life sparking our imaginations. For example, during our 'Castles' topic we experienced what it was like to live and work in a real castle. We were very excited to explore Warwick castle and we saw a real trebuchet being fired. We learnt about the history of the castle and how difficult it was to attack such a well defended castle.

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.

In Year 2 we improve on the basic skills learnt in Year 1. We learn to write for purpose and for effect in English and to reason and problem solve in Maths. This is great preparation for the start of Key Stage 2 in Willow Class.

Useful Documents


Dressed as Victorians at the Black Country Museum.
Silence reigns in a Victorian school

Playing with toys from yesteryear.
On a trip to Warwick Castle.

Watching the trebuchet in action.
Being evacuated on the Severn Valley Railway.

Going into an air raid shelter.
Experiencing a range of learning experiences.

Learning from the knowledge and experiences of visitors and family members.
We like to invite family members into school.

Winners at the Droitwich Cluster Multi-Skills Festival.