British School in the heart of Madrid

- A Catholic education for every child -



  - Secure alphabet knowledge and the ability to rhyme
  - Secure knowledge of the most common phonetical sounds in English
  - Spelling some familiar words and attempting to spell simple CVC words
  - Recognising and using full stops, capital letters and question marks
  - Understanding word order and checking texts make sense
  - Working out, predicting and checking word meaning
  - Re-telling and re-enacting stories
  - Writing about their personal experiences
  - Making simple books, lists, labels and instructions
  - Identifying and using story language
  - Showing awareness of characters and dialogue
  - Reading on sight some high-frequency and familiar words
  - Predicting and learning new words from reading and experiences
  - Learning and reciting simple poems and stories
  - Reading and following simple instructions


  - Numbers up to 100
  - Addition, subtraction and number bonds to 10
  - To double small numbers and add 3 numbers together
  - Odd and Even numbers
  - To count in 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s
  - To make direct comparisons of height, length, weight and capacity
  - Time: hours in the day, o´clock and half past, days, months and seasons
  - Two dimensional and three dimensional shapes and their properties
  - Directions: backwards, forwards, left and right
  - To identify and count British coins


  - The theme of the seaside is set mainly in a geographical context but uses a historical perspective to help children understand how seaside places have evolved over time. The activities at the end of the unit have a more global emphasis.
  - The teacher uses investigative tasks to introduce children to the idea of looking at their local area. The local area will be studied frequently during a child's time in primary school and therefore this unit focuses on aspects of local features, land use and environment.
  - Where in the world is Floppy?
  - This is a 'continuous' unit, designed to be developed at various points throughout the key stage. It uses a first-hand object (Floppy) to enable children to learn about other countries and places.
  - Floppy travels with different people connected to the school as well as on school visits, creating a sense of personal involvement for the children.


  - To use a keyboard and mouse
  - To control and program robots
  - To explore computer programs
  - How computers can be used in the wider world
  - To use software to accompany classwork


  - Picture this: recording events in different ways
  - Mother Nature, designer: exploring natural forms
  - Can buildings speak: exploring shape, texture and pattern through prints and rubbings


  - This unit looks at similarities and differences between homes today and homes in the past.
  - Features of buildings, household objects and stories about home life are used to enable children to develop criteria to distinguish old from new.


  - Moving Pictures: mechanisms for making pictures move
  - Eating fruit and vegetables: investigating food and healthy eating
  - Homes: exploring models of different homes


  - Weather and Seasons
  - Everyday Materials
  - Animals including Humans
  - Plants


  - Work creatively with sound
  - Sing and perform with simple instruments
  - Listen and respond to their own and others’ music-making


  - We believe Physical Education should involve pupils in the continuous process of performing, planning and evaluating. This applies to all areas of activity.
  - Furthermore, the greatest emphasis is always placed on the actual performance aspect of the subject.
  - Our Key Stage One Programme focusses on developing pupil´s basic motor skills and spacial awareness.
  - We aim for pupils to enjoy being active and to grow in confidence within the subject.


  - Aprendizaje de la lectoescritura a los cinco años
  - Potenciando una capacidad de atención y concentración que se irá afianzando en los niños a lo largo de toda la vida escolar.
  - Desarrollo motriz, socio-afectivo y cognitivo que les va a formar como personas.
  - Método está basado en el sistema onomatopéyico, en el que los fundamentos básicos son el movimiento muscular y el fonema.
  - Los educadores cuentan con fichas de elaboración propia que realizan los niños para fijar los conocimientos adquiridos.
Gallery images YEAR 1 2020
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