Heyford Park Free School

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Curriculum KS1 and KS2

Key Stage 1:

We have around 40 children in both Year 1 and Year 2, which gives us the opportunity to be creative with our class organisation.  This year, we have:


  • Tigers Class – Year 1 – taught by Mr Mac

  • Zebras Class – mixed Year 1 and Year 2 – taught by Miss Ward

  • Penguins Class – Year 2 – taught by Miss Brock

Key Stage 2:

In Key Stage 2, we have four classes this year, as follows:


Giraffes – Year 3 – taught by Miss Chalmers
Lions – mixed Year 3 and Year 4 – taught by Miss Curtis
Meerkats – Year 4 – taught by Mrs Dallas
Eagles – Year 5 – taught by Mrs Evans

If you would like to know more about the differences between the classes and how classes are taught, please speak to the class teachers or to Rebecca Hughes, the Head of Primary.

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:

We follow the National Curriculum and in general our timetable follows a similar pattern each day: we learn English and Maths in the morning, with a daily phonics or spelling session, and then in the afternoons we widen the subjects covered, to include Science, PE, History, Geography, RE, Computing, Art and Design, Design Technology, PSHE and Music.  In every term we have a topic focus, and much of our learning revolves around that.  This gives the children chance to explore a subject in detail, and look at learning across the curriculum that stems from that topic.  Most of the time the classes work separately, but there are times when some classes will get together for shared assemblies or specific topic work. 

We also have regular assemblies and daily exercise sessions in addition to PE within our timetable.  We focus on the core skills of numeracy and literacy and believe that these are essential to later life. Our focus is on looking at where a child is and helping to move them on, wherever that starting point is.   We assess children in different ways – through questioning, through the work that they produce, through discussions with individuals and sometimes through more formal assessments.  We focus on meeting each child where they are and moving them on, helping them to take responsibility for their learning and aiming to create independent, active learners. 
Our assemblies focus on a different value each week: this is introduced on a Monday, reinforced by teachers during the week and celebrated at the end of the week.



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