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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1.

My name is Miss Deakin and I am the Year 1 Class Teacher. Mrs White is the Teaching Assistant along with Mrs. Curry and Mrs Lloyd.  

Transition from Reception to Year 1

Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. 

Literacy and Maths

In Letters and Sounds we will continue to have a daily session learning new sounds and practising and applying our phonics skills. 

In Year 1 we are learning to become more independent and creative writers. Throughout the year we will look at a variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We will take part in weekly guided reading and writing sessions. There will be opportunities during the week to read and enjoy books in class. Each week the children will be heard read by myself and Mrs White.

In maths we will be consolidating our maths skills and using these in a variety of contexts. There will also be opportunities to explore problem solving and reasoning activities.

Afternoon Learning

During the afternoon we focus our learning on Science, Computing, RE, History, Geography, Music, PE and PSHCE. We deliver a topic led approach and link the theme to theses subjects wherever possible. 

Each week we have a Specialist PE Teacher, Mr McGreal, who leads a PE lesson. We also complete Art and D&T work that support out topics.

Year 1 Class Cat

Every Friday one child will be chosen to bring home our class cat and a diary for the weekend. They will be asked to take the cat on their adventures over the weekend and record what they do in the diary.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Miss Deakin






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