Year 1 and 2

At Buxlow School, we understand the importance of a smooth transition as children progress from Reception to Year 1 and then Year 2.

Buxlow’s value driven environment enables children to feel confident, secure, resilient and empowered to achieve their potential and prepare for a fulfilling life.

Our lower school curriculum builds upon the solid foundations laid in the EYFS, and we continue to provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment that supports children's development and growth. For pupils in Years 1 & 2, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum with an emphasis on stretching the children beyond end of year expectations. Based on the National Curriculum, our pupils cover the following areas of learning:

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy (including phonics, reading, writing, speaking & listening and SPAG)
  • Philosophy for Children
  • Science
  • History & Geography
  • Art & Design Technology
  • ICT and Coding
  • Religious Education
  • PSHE and RSE
  • LAMDA *Specialist Teacher
  • Physical Education *Specialist Teacher
  • Music *Specialist Teacher
  • French *Specialist Teacher
  • Italian *Specialist Teacher provided by the Italian Consulate

Pupils have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through membership on the School Council and the Eco Council.

Individual efforts and achievements are recognised, celebrated and rewarded through verbal praise, emails home, certificates and house points.

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