Welcome to Year One
In Year 1 we build on the solid foundations established in the Reception year. The children enjoy a wide range of learning opportunities to encourage and develop their curiosity in the world around them. We follow a creative curriculum in KS1 using multi-sensory learning to ensure access for all the children. Each term a topic is chosen to stimulate independent learning across the curriculum and to deepen their understanding.
Children are taught reading skills through our daily phonics sessions which are developed through Guided Reading. Your support at home with reading is invaluable and we would encourage you to read with your child and make comments in their Reading Record books. Children can change their book whenever it is finished. On a Friday afternoon we announce our Super Readers (children who have read at least three times at home with a parent that week).
We would encourage parents to support children with their weekly homework and practise their spellings daily. Homework is given out every Thursday and is due back in on Wednesday. Spellings are given out on Monday and folders are needed back in on Friday when children are tested.
P.E. lessons take place on Wednesday and Friday both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) covering games, gym and dance.
On a Friday afternoon we have a show and tell session when children can share any of their achievements or bring in anything interesting and educational. We would also welcome visits from friends and family with particular skills or experiences to share with the class.
In Year 1 we hope the children enjoy learning in a stimulating and creative environment.