Welcome to our Year 1 page! Here you will find more information about what and how we learn in Year 1.
We have 2 classes in Year 1. Mrs Christie (Room 1) and Mrs Northey (Room 3). You will find our classes in the GAM building in the playground.
We will continue to update the page throughout the term to keep you informed about our exciting time at school. Scroll down the page to check out our Year 1 Photo Gallery, you might even spot a few familiar faces.
Year 1 children will be performing a Pirate Assembly (date to be confirmed). They have been singing some songs which we have added to our class website page to practise at home. Please help your child by listening to to tune and going over the words.
We had the best day ever celebrating our Scarecrow’s Wedding in our Eco garden. We had planned, designed and created lots of resources including writing invitations, making ties and necklaces and decorating. During our Open Day we were able to share our learning with new parents who came to see our wonderful school and all the exciting activities that we have been doing in Year 1. Many of these photographers were taken by the children themselves on the iPads as they were the official wedding photographers!
We have had a great start to Year 1 in Bangor Central!
The Year 1 curriculum is delivered through carefully planned play based activities through which children will develop their skills in:
Playful teaching and learning happens throughout Year 1 and builds on the experiences that the children have had at home and in pre-school settings. We know that play is crucial to children’s brain development. It contributes to positive mental health and wellbeing, develops skills such as resilience, problem solving, sharing and negotiating, and most of all - it is fun!
Year 1 Toolkit
Our Year 1 curriculum develops all the skills that children need to become successful learners. In the early days of Year 1 we lay the foundation for reading, writing and mathematical development through carefully planned learning opportunities which encompass phonological awareness (the skills children require before learning phonics), visual discrimination and motor skills. You can find out more about these foundations, and some resources to use at home, in the toolkit below.