Welcome to Year 1.
There are two classes in Y1, Daffodil Class and Sunflower Class.
Children begin the National Curriculum in Year 1 and this is a natural progression from Early Years. They have both an English and Maths focus in the mornings.
We teach in a Thematic style which incorporates different subjects into a topic. These subjects include Science, History, Geography, Religious Education, Music, Design and Technology, Art and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education. Children in Y1 will study topics such as 'Are Humans Superheroes?', 'Twisted Tales' and 'Back in Time'
See Yearly Topic Overview below at the bottom of the page.
A great emphasis is placed on the core subjects of English (Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing) and Mathematics. Children are encouraged to become scientists, historians, geographers and artists. Computing is also taught as a core skill and developed discretely through other areas of the curriculum. Classes have a strict code of Internet use and children develop an understanding of Internet safety.
In Year One children have daily whole class phonics sessions, as well as group interventions to support the needs of all pupils. In Year 1 we embark on the Phonics Screening where the children are tested on the phonemes that they have previously learnt. The link below gives you some government information about the screening. parents_phonic_info.pdf
In Year One; children will cover level 3, 4 and 5 phonics.
Level 3 Overview - Level 3 Overview Weeks 1-9 pdf
Level 4 Overview - Level 4 Overview. pdf
Level 5 Overview - Level 5 Overview weeks 1-10. pdf
As well as daily reading at home and weekly spellings, homework will be set throughout each half term as a project, research or skills practice; through Teams and we ask that parents encourage their child to complete these tasks.
Your child's progress will be carefully monitored by his/her teacher. We have a system of formal half-termly or termly assessments and reading ages are monitored twice a year. These assessments and reviews will be shared with parents during consultation evenings. However; You are also welcome to ask about your child’s progress at any time. Please ask the class teacher if you would like further explanations of how you might help.
Welcome to Year 1 - Year 1 Induction
Autumn 1 2023- Autumn 1. pdf
Autumn 2 2023- Autumn 2. pdf
Year 1 Newsletters
Autumn 1 2023- Autumn 1 News. pdf
A typical week in Year 1 - Year 1 Timetable. pdf