We would like to welcome you and your child to Year 1.
The Year 1 team is:
Having completed a successful transition from Reception, the Year 1 children can look forward to a great year filled with varied and exciting learning opportunities.
Year 1 follow the Letters and Sounds phonics program. They have daily sessions and also have opportunities to apply and extend their phonic knowledge and skills through the school day. They will complete a phonics test in June. Parents and carers can help at home by practising the sounds in the centre of their reading records.
In English, the children read and listen to lots of exciting texts including The Gruffalo, Dandylion, and Where the Wild Things Are. They use actions to help them to learn a text and then imitate the author’s use of language before going on to write their own texts. They become independent learners, able to write their own ideas and read their own work to check it makes sense.
In Maths, the children use physical resources and pictures to practise and reinforce their understanding of mathematical concepts and they complete maths investigations to bring their learning to life.
In Science, there is a focus on hands-on learning. The children explore their senses, find out how to use different materials to make a shelter, get their hands dirty when they find out how plants grow and investigate seasonal change in our Wild Area.
The children will develop their agility and learn football and tennis skills in PE, make clay monsters and design their own toys in art, and use instruments and learn about rhythm in music. Children cover history and geography in sessions through topics such as Monsters from around the World and the History of Toys. They will also get chance to make a digital book, a stop-motion video and learn to control a Beebot robot.
There’s so much to discover and learn!
Chapel Street Primary School, Chapel Street, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3GH
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