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Ocker Hill Infant School

Gospel Oak Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 0DS


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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 Maths and English focus 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.  Computing is taught as a core skill and developed discretely through other areas of the curriculum.  All classes are linked to the Internet with a strict code of use and access.

In Year One; children have daily phonic sessions which are tailored to their needs. Also 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

As well as daily reading at home, homework will be set throughout each half term and as a project, research and skills practice; through the learning log 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.


Topic Overviews

Autumn 1 - Autumn 1.pdf

Autumn 2 - Autumn 2.pdf

Spring 1 - Spring 1.pdf

Spring 2 - Spring 2.pdf

Summer 1 - Summer 1.pdf

Summer 2 - Summer 2.pdf

Welcome to Year 1 - Year 1.pdf

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