Vita Et Pax Preparatory School

kEY STAGE 1 - yEARS 1 & 2

The children continue to build on their skills learnt in the Early Years.

In Year 1, the Inspire Mathematics scheme is continued from Reception. This is based on the Singapore Maths programme which promotes a concrete - pictorial - abstract approach, ensuring secure foundations and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. High-quality pupil textbooks introduce concepts in a highly scaffolded way, enabling all children to become assured mathematicians.

The English curriculum in KS1 focuses on a core text, which is changed regularly to offer our pupils a range of high-quality literature, across a broad range of genres. Literacy skills, such as comprehension, grammar, punctuation and creative writing are then linked to the text to deliver a creative and engaging learning platform that is rich in literacy.