Key Stage 1

In Key Stage One, we work really hard to develop each child’s social, emotional and academic skills. We do this through our curriculum work and through fostering each child’s curiosity and engagement in their learning.

Key Stage One children are set across three classes:

Mrs Hill & Miss Durrans (Year 1)

Mrs Sharkett & Mrs Casey (Year 1 &2)

Mrs King and Mrs Hird (Year 2)

We have a structured and busy morning which includes core subjects such as Reading, Writing and Maths. In the afternoon, we have a range of activities which challenge the children through our engaging curriculum. These activities include Dance, Music and Art. Our children love the wide-range of subjects and learning on offer to them and make the most of working independently and working in pairs. This really helps them to engage in our curriculum whilst building vital social skills.

Something which is very important to use is developing our emotional selves. This is as aspect which is embedded throughout our practice in our phase through class circles, all children having opportunities for be ‘feelings monitors’ and all children being encouraged to have their own voice. Everything we do is from our class rules to behaviour is underpinned by our school ethos and values.

Our families and our community is very important to use and we use our curriculum to drive our learning and develop our academic, social and emotional selves. We use opportunities available to us, to engage families and the community to ensure everyone is part of our children’s learning journey.

“Really happy with the way my child has developed whilst attending Wansbeck”

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“My two children have come on leaps and bounds regarding reading, writing and maths. The teachers are amazing.”

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“Wansbeck is an amazing primary school that puts my children’s needs first. Great staff and friendly pupils.”

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“Brilliant school.”

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“My children are happy at school and have many opportunities to develop their learning.”

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“Thanks for all the help & extra support that my child receives. It means that I know he is getting all the help he needs to progress to his potential.”

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“Any issues raised are always dealt with, absolutely no concerns brilliant school and lovely caring staff. My child learns a lot attending this school. Thank you.”

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“My child is always happy and loves going to school. Teachers are always there when needed.”

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“Very happy with school. Feel really assured with the help we have had from SENCO with the assessment for my child regarding possible autism and ADHD. More than happy with teachers and support staff.”

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“Great school with fantastic teachers.”

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“My children are very happy at school and should I ever have any concerns, the school are happy to deal with it.”

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“My child is well cared at school she loves it!”

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“Best decision I made for my children’s education was moving them to Wansbeck. The progress the children have made is amazing. Very happy mum.”

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“All my children have loved this school and all great memories of staff. Wansbeck is great.”

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“My child really enjoys attending school he tells me he loves his teachers and friends.”

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