Mount Nod Primary

Key Stage One

All subjects are taught in line with new National Curriculum expectations.

The teaching of maths and English and phonics takes place each morning.  

Skills from these subjects are continually reinforced and in some cases taught explicitly throughout other subjects and times of the day.  Science is taught weekly, with a focus on investigative work.  This term's science work is Living Things.

Protective Behaviours is ongoing work that remains a priority at Mount Nod and is taught and continually reinforced in all year groups.

Other subjects are, wherever possible, taught through  a topic.  

At the moment, children in Year One and Year Two are working on the topic of:

The Seaside

Some of the exciting learning opportunities planned for the children this term are:

  • A themed day - "At the Seaside"
  • Looking at Victorian seaside artefacts
  • Finding out about seaside holidays now and in the past
  • Investigating harbours
  • Tasting ice-cream and designing ice-cream desserts for children
  • Learning sea shanty songs and performing in a music hall
  • Researching on the internet
  • Creating postcards on the computer
  • Creating sculptures with natural materials found at the seaside

Additionally, children will be finding out about being a Hindu in RE.  

We encourage physical activity in all break times and in PE lessons children will be throwing, jumping, running and using racquets and bats.

In PSHE, this term's focus is Relationship and Sex Education.  Mount Nod follows Coventry guidelines on the teaching of RSE and parents are able to view the content of the programme in each year by clicking here.

 Other useful information about Key Stage One

Children should bring a PE bag with shorts, Mount Nod HouseT-shirt (provided by the PTA) and pumps or trainers that have all been clearly named.

Please send your child to school with a filled, named water bottle.

All children in KS1 are provided with a piece of fresh fruit every day. We encourage all of our children to enjoy the fruit as part of our ongoing work on Healthy Lifestyles.

Click here to see how you can help your child at home and what homework is expected in year one and year two.  Click to find out more about Reading at Mount Nod.

To see some of the wonderful work our children do in Key Stage One, please visit the gallery.