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Year 1

Welcome to our Year 1 Class Page.  

This term, we are very excited to be building on the knowledge and skills children gained in Reception, as we move forward into the National Curriculum.  The children will be supported through this transition, experiencing more structured, whole class learning, while still engaging in practical, hands-on activities, using a range of resources to develop their understanding of concepts. 

In Year 1, we will be covering a range of skills and topics across the term.  Reading and Phonics continue to be a high priority and the children will have daily phonics lessons and regular reading practice sessions.  We will be using Little Wandle Letter and Sounds Revised to teach phonics and early reading, and you can find more information about our Teaching of Phonics and early Reading here.  In the Summer Term, the children will all undertake a Phonics Screening Check that assesses their phonic knowledge.  We will be holding a Phonic workshop for parents to share information about the Phonics Screening Check and also suggest ways in which parents can support children at home.

In Literacy, we will learn the skills to write lists, captions, and instructions through the reading and exploration of high quality picture books.  We will be developing our Mathematics skills by growing our number sense using number lines and tens frames.  We will also be exploring 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.  RE is an integral part of the Year 1 curriculum and we will focus on how our families and God love each of us. In Art, we will be looking at famous artworks to help inspire us to create our very own seaside collage.  We will combine a range of textures and painting to create a balanced seaside landscape artwork. The children are so excited to do computing this year with Mrs Bolger!  They will be learning about and understanding parts of a computer, and use their developing mouse skills to create pictures in ‘Paint’.

We are going to be so busy in Year 1, learning and growing together in all areas. 

To find out more information about our fascinating topics and the vocabulary we will be using, please read the Knowledge Organisers below.