Hi, I’m Rosie Amies and welcome to Year 1.
The school follows the National Curriculum for pupils aged five to eleven, which is divided into different subject areas of which Literacy, Mathematics and Science are the major parts (Core Subjects). The teaching of many of the other subject areas is incorporated into Topic work, which enables children to practise literacy and numeracy skills and also brings in knowledge from other areas such as history, geography and RE.
All children also participate in practical activities such as PE, Science and Design Technology. Our curriculum is designed to engage all children in enjoying their learning and to raise standards of attainment and achievement.
The Year 1 team works closely with Reception teachers to prepare for a smooth transition. We aim to manage the transition from Reception to Year 1 in a gradual, staged approach, which allows the children to adapt during the first half of the Autumn Term.
During Year 1 Children will become more confident and competent in reading and writing. Phonics is taught every day for 20 minutes to support reading, writing and spelling. In Year 1 all children will have a phonics screening check during June and the results will be reported to you in the summer term.
In numeracy we focus on the numbers 0 – 100. Children will learn number bonds to 10 and begin to ‘count on’. We also learn about the place value of numbers and how to add and subtract.
For further information you can view our Curriculum here.