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Welcome to the Key Stage One Unit. Batley Parish CE VA J, I and N School. A different way of learning. Less emphasis on whole class teaching Children work most often in small groups, in pairs or alone, on a range of cross-curricular activities

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welcome to the key stage one unit

Welcome to the Key Stage One Unit

Batley Parish CE VA J, I and N School

a different way of learning
A different way of learning
  • Less emphasis on whole class teaching
  • Children work most often in small groups, in pairs or alone, on a range of cross-curricular activities
  • Greater opportunity for children to learn through play and first hand, practical experience.
  • Activities stem from the children’s own interests
a different way of learning1
A different way of learning
  • Changes to the learning environment
  • Classroom resources designed for play-based learning
  • More emphasis on observation and on-going assessment of what children can do rather than relying solely on written outcomes and tests
  • A ratio of 1 adult to 10 children
why change
Why change?

Improve transition from reception to Key Stage One.

During the school’s last OFSTED it was recommended that the exemplary practice observed in the Foundation Stage was extended into Key Stage One and across school.

Research shows that children under seven learn best through first hand experience and investigation and do not respond as well when listening for long periods and learning in abstract ways.

In many countries in Europe children don’t start school until 7 years old.

benefits of play based learning
Benefits of play-based learning

Through play children will learn many aspects of the Key Stage 1 curriculum.

Children remain engaged in play for considerable periods of time impacting on the quality of learning.

Improves speaking and listening

Helps children to develop social skills

Children are motivated to learn because they often initiate their own learning.

Play opens up many possibilities for children to write for a range of purposes.

the environment
Reading area

Music area

Science and investigation area

Listening station

The Environment
  • Small construction
  • Large construction
  • Role play
  • Design and making

area

  • Malleable area
  • Writing areas x2
  • Maths areas x2
three ways of learning
Three ways of learning
  • Child initiated – experiences which children control in terms of experience, time and resources
  • Adult focused – individual, pair or group work, differentiated by input
  • Adult initiated – activities which arise from adult planning: sufficiently open ended for children to work on independently until the adult is ready to support
water area
Water area
  • Great forum for teaching maths and science skills in a fun and interactive way.
examples of adult focused activities
Examples of Adult focused Activities
  • Guided reading
  • Phonics teaching
  • Teaching of maths and writing skills
  • Scientific investigation
  • RE and PE are taught discretely as whole class subjects
challenge activities and must dotasks
Challenge Activities and Must DoTasks
  • Adult initiated activities
  • Children are encouraged to carry out challenge activities (also known as wizard challenges)
  • Receive certificates and a prize
  • Must do tasks must be done by all the children during the day
thanks for your time

Thanks for your time.

Any questions?

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