Year 1 marks the start of the Key Stage 1 curriculum which builds on all of the wonderful learning the children have experienced whilst in the Early Years Foundation Stage. We largely follow the National Curriculum but with the freedom to steer learning journeys ‘off-track’ to foster individual interests and the unexpected.Summer Curriculum
Mixed Ability Classes
The children continue to be taught in mixed-ability classes with activities differentiated to meet individual academic needs and learning styles. Children are heard to read every day and are expected to read every night at home too.
Our Daily Routine
8.30am Welcome in to the classroom.
Parents help children to become responsible for sorting and organising their possessions.
8.40am: Letters and Sounds
10.30am: Snack and Playtime
12 noon: Lunch
12.30pm: Quiet Reading Time
2.00pm: Topic based activities/PE/Music/ICT
3.15pm: Story and snack
3.30pm: Home time/Supervision/Hobbies
4.15pm: End of day
4.30pm: TT Club
Information for a Typical Week at School
In addition to daily English and Mathematics lessons the children will take part in topic based work incorporating Science, Arts and Humanities, details of which will be displayed on the Parent Notice Board in the Year 1 cloakroom area and sent to you at the beginning of each new term.
Forest School – In preparation for Forest School activities, all children will need to arrive in school in
their Forest School kit, i.e. long sleeved t-shirt,
jumper/sweatshirt, long trousers and warm socks (all
home clothes) and school shoes every Wednesday.
PE – The children take part in a PE and a Games lesson every week. PE kit should be kept in school at all times. During the Summer Term the children should have a swimming kit in school everyday. The children will also have a weekly Music, ICT, French, PSHEE and RS lesson.
Homework – Reading homework will be sent home every evening, with the exception of Wednesdays. In addition to this a Mathematics prep will be set for the weekend and weekly spellings practice will begin later in the year.
You will be invited to two formal parent-teacher meetings over the year and will receive three formal written reports. However we operate an open door policy and should you wish to see us at any other time, we would be more than happy to arrange an appointment.
Golden Time and Merits
Golden time takes place every Friday afternoon. This is a reward time for all children and they may bring into school a small home toy or game to share with their friends (no electronic devices or similar). Merit badges are awarded at Friday assemblies, worn all week and returned the following Friday.
Year 1 go on lots of visits outside school to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world and to support and extend topic work. Letters will be sent prior to visits taking place.
All of the children’s progress is carefully tracked through both weekly teacher assessments as well as through termly standardised assessments that ensure their individual learning journeys can be carefully planned to ensure they are all heading in the right direction.
Our Year 1 Staff
Our Year 1 class teachers are on hand throughout every step of your child's educational journey:
Mrs Lawford, Mrs Luckhurst and Mrs Passmore and our teaching assistant is Mrs Stanley.