Year 1 is a very important year because children are starting to access a more formal curriculum. Play still forms a key element of teaching, but children are also getting used to working with less adult guidance and being taught as a whole class. In literacy, they are starting to write whole words and sentences without adult support and in maths they are starting to use larger numbers and to learn number facts, such as pairs of numbers that make 10.
The children have the opportunity to study many exciting topics, designed to capture their interest and make learning exciting and relevant. Each term we have a different theme i.e. ‘Fire and Ice’ ‘Into the Woods’ and work is planned around the topic. We also aim for a fabulous finish with either a visit out of school or a celebration of our work in school.
Children in Year 1 will be working towards the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, taken in June, which tests children on their ability to read words by breaking them down into sounds. You can support your child’s learning by hearing them read regularly at home and encouraging them to sound out unfamiliar words.
Year 1 Teachers: Mrs Cowdell-Smith (Koalas), Mrs Beddow (Lions) and Miss Caddick (Pandas)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bagust (Koalas), Mrs Jones (Lions) and Mrs Coxon (Pandas)