Key Stage 1

The National Curriculum 2014

At Montagu Academy, we have developed a curriculum which meets all national requirements and is relevant, progressive and most importantly of all, fun! 

The academy has adopted the National Curriculum 2014. To find out what is covered in each subject please explore our curriculum pages.

Key Stage One Curriculum

Throughout KS1, children experience a varied but balanced curriculum that addresses science, history, geography and ICT through a topic based approach. We seek opportunities for children to be creative through these topics and art, music design technology are interwoven and linked to the subject matter being taught. In addition, we teach discrete sessions in Maths, English, Phonics, French, Computing and Physical Education.

In order for children to decode words and read fluently, they need a good grasp of phonics and as a result, this is taught daily using Letterland. Children are transported to a magical world where each sound is a character with its own story. Children learn the memorable stories and songs for each character, enabling them to remember and recall each sound in a fun and engaging way. Many of the songs can be found here.

In Mathematics, children are taught using a Same Day Intervention (SDI) approach which delivers fluency and mastery of the National Curriculum objectives. Children also have access to the Times Table Rockstar website, providing a fun, yet educational way of supporting the learning of multiplication tables. We also enjoy whole class reading, which enables class discussion and the children gain a much deeper understanding of three high quality and challenging story books over the academic year.

Our work goes further than the classroom, so we work outside in the school grounds; in the local environments of Mexborough and also beyond the boundaries of Doncaster. Year 2 for example, are really looking forward to their seaside visit this year!

Year 1

Cathy Smithson
Stacey Morton & Lucy Jones 
Kath Smales
Teaching Assistants  
Mandy Phillips
Teaching Assistants  

Year 2

Beth Chapple
Chrissie Lynch
Alison Mason
Teaching Assistants  
Denise Robinson
Teaching Assistants

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