Year 1


Welcome to Year 1

Continuing your childs’ Early Years Education
During Year One children build on the skills they have acquired in the Early Years Foundation Stage to become independent and active learners. To aid transition from EYFS to KS1 and given their most recent experiences in the Reception Class, teaching and learning will initially be organised in a style that is familiar to the children. As the year progresses, the timetable will gradually become more structured and formal, preparing them for the challenges of both KS1 and KS2.

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In Year 1 we aim to ensure that ‘work’ is both practical and fun. We expect the children to work hard, commit to their learning and make excellent progress. They will be encouraged and well supported by the Y1 team. We appreciate all the support and encouragement that we know you will provide.

Children will rapidly develop their formal Literacy and Mathematical skills and throughout the year we will cover a variety of topics within our creative curriculum. This will be supplemented by school based workshops and school trips to aid the pupils learning; these will include a ‘Slime’ workshop, a visit from the Blunder Bus Theatre Company at the end of the year, a visit to Trent Park and much more!

Some of the fantastic activities your child will enjoy in Year 1

 Weekly P.E lessons

 Fun daily phonics lessons

 Weekly swimming class

Infant Music Festival

 Specialist weekly art session

 Number hunts developing number concepts

 Phonics games on the class IPads

 Daily singing sessions

Balance Bikes

We are very excited to have started learning to use Balance bikes during P. E lessons this year. Children have been placed into groups and will be learning to use the balance bikes throughout the year. If your child knows how to ride a bike that is not a problem, we will still be developing vital skills needed when cycling. We will be looking at balancing and breaking as well as speed control. We will be doing all this and playing lots of fun games.

Children will need to bring in a helmet every Wednesday to be able to take part.Please check the groups to see when your child will be using the balance bikes.

Groups

School trips- Coming up!

We have lots of trips coming up in Year 1, parents who are able to assist us on either of these trips please sign up on the Year 1 door.

Trips coming up:

Thursday 11th January at 11am- visit to Father Paul (to church)

Wednesday 17th January  to Natural History Museum ( 9am- 3.20pm)- approximately.

Meet Our Staff

Meet our Year 1 teachers and support staff!

What we do in class

Some of our latest projects and pictures

What we do in class

Some of our latest projects and pictures

Miss Starodubtseva

Teacher

This is my third year teaching Year 1 and I have loved it. I look forward to the rest of the year.

Mrs Whittam

Teacher

Learning should be about discovering and exploring the world around us.

Mrs Poll

Teaching Assistant

It is important to never give up and keep trying.

Visit our Gallery!

Some of our latest projects and pictures

Our Trip to Father Paul- Church

Our Trip to Father Paul- Church

Visit from BlunderBus

Cooking

We loved cooking. Here are our photos:

Rio De Vida- Projects

We enjoyed making projects all about Carnival. Here are some of our projects:

What we have been doing so far- New photos added!

Our trip to Trent Park