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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.

We will begin with exploring and sharing 'All About Me' in the Autumn Term.  We will share and learn about our families and how God loves us in RE. 

In Geography, we will be exploring and using field work skills to delve deeper into our Local Area and where we live.  We will explore our five senses and parts of our body and their functions in Science.

In Year 1 we love reading books!  We will explore high quality picture books to work towards using our talking and writing skills to share about ourselves with others.  Alongside this theme, 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. 

In Art, we will be looking at famous artworks and artists to help inspire us to develop a range of formal art skills, such as line, mixing colours and using composition.  Children will be learning about and understanding parts of a computer in Computing, 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.