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 reading with their child and practising the sounds in the centre of their reading records.
In English, the children read and listen to lots of exciting texts including Beegu, The Rabbit Problem, Naughty Bus, Dogger, Bog Baby and Lost and Found. We use questioning to help the children learn a text and gain a deeper understanding of the author’s use of language. We encourage each child to become an independent learner who is able to write their own ideas and read their own work to check it makes sense.
All foundation subjects, such as science, history and geography are closely linked to the text we are learning in English. The children will learn about the properties of different materials, their local area, the history of toys, animals and their habitats and hot and cold places. To enhance their learning, the children will have a visit from Biffa, enjoy an afternoon on a party bus, go on a trip to Lyme Park as well as trips in our local area. We invite all parents to our ‘reflection mornings’ every half term, to gain an insight into what the children have been learning.
In Maths, the children use physical resources and pictures to practice and reinforce their understanding of mathematical concepts and they complete maths investigations to bring their learning to life.
The children will develop their agility and learn football and tennis skills in PE, as well as developing their creativity within dance. Art and DT play a vital role in our topics. During the year the children will make both a model house and bus and produce art work based on the seasons. In music they use instruments and learn about rhythm. The children will use a variety of ICT applications to enhance their learning of the curriculum. Throughout the year they will learn about the practices and celebrations of different faiths.
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