Welcome to our Year 1 page! Here you will find more information about what and how we learn in Year 1.
We have 3 classes in Year 1. Mrs Christie (Room 1), Miss Stringer (Room 2) 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.
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.
In Year 1 we like to learn about different cultures and religions. This week we are looking at the Hindu Festival called Diwali. This is also known as the Festival of Lights. We explored lots of different aspects of the festival and had so much fun!.