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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Batley Parish CE VA J, I and N School
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.
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.