Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to Year 1’s page where lots of exciting and interesting new learning is taking place!

In Year 1, the children have a ‘Can Do’ attitude and we believe it is essential that they develop a growth mindset to help tackle any challenges that lie ahead!

We teach a variety of topics throughout the year including; Our School and Local area, Carnival of the Animals, Superheroes, Babies and Play and Music through the Ages. All of the children are encouraged to work to the very best of their ability and are supported every step of the way.  Initially the children learn through play, but as the first term progresses, they are supported to become independent learners in readiness for Year 2.

We have daily phonics sessions where the children learn to identify the sounds in words and to blend them together for reading.  Every child in year 1 will take part in the National Phonics Screening Check in June, where our school’s results are consistently above the national average.

Highlights for this half term

 The children have settled in well into Year 1.  This half term we have done lots of counting, number formation practice and addition up to ten.  We have read lots of books by the author Julia Donaldson and the children have enjoyed writing simple sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Our topic lessons have been closely linked to science. The children have enjoyed sharing their baby pictures with the class and observing how they have all changed. Tasting and making our own baby food has been a highlight!

Things to look forward to…

We are looking forward to exploring 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.  The children will be doing lots of junk modelling and making art work using shapes.  In English lessons we will be focusing on songs and poems with the children learning lots of playground rhymes.  Following this we will be writing simple information texts for display in the class library.  Our topic and science focus will be animals and fossils.  The children will be working scientifically to ask questions and think of ways to answer them.

Building wonderful classroom communities with parents, carers and pupils.