Primary Curriculum

Key Stage 1 and 2

Key Stage 1 is the legal term for the two years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as Year 1 and Year 2, when pupils are aged between 5 and 7. This Key Stage normally covers pupils during infant school, although in some cases this might form part of a first or primary school.

Key Stage 2 is the legal term for the four years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6, when pupils are aged between 7 and 11.

To help your child become an able, confident and inspired learner, our curriculum approaches learning with a clear progression in skill development. Your child will consider topics from multiple perspectives and make meaningful connections between what he or she learns in the subjects studied.

Learning Environment

The purpose built Primary section hosts a variety of age-appropriate facilities that support the curriculum in a manner of ways. Each classroom has its own Interactive Whiteboard and mini-suite of computers. The rooms are well resourced with educational resources that support the delivery of the curriculum. Year 1 classrooms have access to an outdoor terrace to support the transition from Early Years with a plethora of opportunities for exploratory play.

There is a dedicated Primary ICT suite, music room and art area. In addition to this, each Primary floor boasts a generous shared area which allows entire year groups to collaborate and work in a variety of challenging ways. The design and layout of the shared areas changes with the Theme each half term and both students and staff are involved in developing these learning spaces to create a real sense of ownership. Primary students also have access to whole school facilities, including the astro-turf, sports hall and swimming pool.

Each class has a low adult to student ratio which ensures quality interactions to move learning forward:

  • Year 1 & 2 – Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant
  • Year 3 to 6 – Class Teacher and a shared Teaching Assistant

Safa School follows the National Curriculum of England, in which the following subjects are taught:

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