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.