Our Year 1 children learn the skills and knowledge found in the KS1 National Curriculum. Lessons are planned within the following subjects:
- PHSE & British Values
- RE (Locally agreed syllabus)
The children have three exercise books where they record their work:
Discovery Book - English and cross curricular tasks which includes all subjects except maths
Maths Book - includes written and practical maths work
Handwriting Book - to help children concentrate on the correct formation
The teachers plan much of the children's learning around a KS1 topic for Year 1 & Year 2. The topics are planned within a two year cycle to accommodate the mixed age class.
The topic cycle for 2016 to 2018:
Our World - Autumn 2016
Super Heroes - Spring 2017
Fire & Water - Summer 2017
Once upon a time - Autumn 2017
Inventing and Creating - Spring 2018
Grow, Grow, Grow - Summer 2018
The children have a daily phonics session and they are taught in ability groups according to the phase they are working in.
The children continue to learn to read individually and in guided reading sessions. They will read from different schemes including, Oxford Reading Tree, Heinemann, Collins and Ginn.
Helping at home
Parents and carers are encouraged to help their children at home with reading, writing, handwriting and maths etc. We recommend parents read their child's fortnightly news letter, sent via email for up dates on how they help each week. Our children also have log in details to access an online learning platform called Purple Mash.
Click here to find out more about what our Year 1 children are learning each term.