Vita Et Pax Preparatory School

kEY STAGE 1  - yEARS 1 &2 

The children continue to build on their skills learnt in the Early Years as well as Literacy and Maths becoming more of a focus to develop inspirational writers and motivated readers as well as skilled mathematicians who can reason systematically. English is focused around a core text each half term to model writing exemplars to children and the children begin their journey of Inspire Maths using a range of manipulatives such as base 10 and Numicon.


Science is led through hands on practical exploration both indoors and outdoors as well as through enrichment opportunities such as science trips. History is taught in chronological order, researching famous people and the children begin to become familiar with their local area and a contrasting non-European locality in Geography. Computing key skills and early programming also become part of the children’s weekly learning, equipping them for the technological world ahead. Music, PE and Spanish continues to be taught in a creative way by the specialist teachers.

In Year 1, the children take part in Phonics screening to monitor their phonic skills. Year 2 children also take part in the National Department for Education Key Stage 1 SATs testing in May which assess their English and Mathematical skills at a national standard.