Key Stage 1

Based on solid foundations introduced in Reception, in Key Stage 1 throughout Forms One and Two children continue to grow in confidence and independence.

Small classes enable our teaching team, with the assistance of experienced Teaching Assistants, to provide all children with the levels of support, challenges and attention they deserve.  The children are happy and consequently make excellent progress in all curriculum areas. We hear all children read either individually or in a very small group on a daily basis, resulting in them rapidly becoming fluent and confident early readers. The teaching team also joins the children in the dining room at lunchtime and supervises both morning and afternoon playtimes.

At Highfields, we pride ourselves on excellent communication and working in partnership with parents. In addition to daily interactions, fortnightly newsletters detail forthcoming events and learning experiences and outline ways in which parents can support their children in their learning at home.  Weekly home/school learning logs also give parents an insight into their child’s week at school, complete with photographs.  We also warmly welcome parents into school to help with special events and to accompany us on trips and visits.