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Year 1

We are very excited about the range of topics we will cover in Year 1 this year as they will provide the children with lots of engaging and hands-on experiences.

English lessons take place daily and the children will learn to produce more detailed pieces of writing. They will learn to include - capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, neat handwriting and conjunctions. Children will become more confident in writing in different styles and checking their writing at the end of the lesson. Children are encouraged to use their RWI skills when spelling words in their writing and also when spelling unfamiliar words. Using exciting vocabulary is very important and we always collect a range of words that we can use in our writing each week.

Read Write Inc is our daily phonics program where the children work in small groups to practise their blending of sounds, reading of tricky words and spelling rules with the help of Fred Frog. They also use their knowledge of sounds and blending to read ‘nonsense’ words. As well as this, they are given the opportunity to use the weekly text to develop their comprehension skills.

In maths, we use the ‘Maths No Problem’ method which enables children to become more confident in using maths as it follows the same pattern every day. The children are given the opportunity to explore maths questions using their resources, share with others and then try some questions for themselves. They are challenged daily with maths problems and being able to explain their answer using the correct vocabulary. Each lesson, a child is awarded with ‘Mathematician of the Day’ which they get very excited about!

The summer term

In the School Days project, your child will have the opportunity to take part in a traditional Victorian class and will learn about the differences between schooling in the Victorian era and schooling today. They will learn about objects found in a Victorian classroom and how they were used. They will research Samuel Wilderspin, an important figure in the development of schooling for young children in the Victorian era, whose ideals are reflected in schooling today. They will learn to describe the passage of time through study of past, present and future tense vocabulary.

"I loved moving up to my new classroom now I am in Year 1" -George. "I like to read books at school" – Freya. "I like listening to all my lessons and learning new things" - Lilly

Find full curriculum information and knowledge organisers here.

I am thrilled to welcome everyone into Year 1 as we go on an exciting learning adventure. In Year 1, we work together as a class to create a happy environment where everyone feels welcome and ready to learn. Even if something is challenging at first, we know in Year 1 that we never give up!
Miss Pearson