Year 1 Introduction

Welcome to Year 1! Our aim is to ensure a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One, so while we follow a more structured timetable than Reception, we continue to do much of our learning through practical activities.

We aim to make learning fun in Year 1. Every day we use actions, rhymes, songs and stories to introduce and consolidate our learning in the key skills of reading, writing and maths.  Phonics is an important part of the Year 1 curriculum and we have daily sessions in smaller groups so that we are well prepared for the statutory Year 1 Phonics Screening Check in June.

We follow the White Rose curriculum for maths and the National Curriculum for English and our topic work is linked to these where possible. 

In Year 1 we like to be practical and enterprising and have a positive and encouraging growth mindset where mistakes are welcomed as learning opportunities and we support each other with our learning. Our country is Japan and we will be learning about the culture, language and lifestyle of the country over the course of the year.

We enjoy learning outside and use the woodland area in all seasons for PE and science. Other highlights of the year include our Christmas performance with Year 2 and our class assembly. Our favourite trip is to Longdendale Environmental Centre where we spend a day outside learning about many aspectsd of the curriculum. We also have regular PE coaching sessions with Zoey Shaw from Little Learners. 

We love visitors in Year 1 and are always keen to tell you what we have been learning so you can be sure of a warm welcome anytime.