Year One builds upon the children’s experiences from Year R. The classroom is still mobile but activities are often teacher-led and involve the children in working with an adult or independently. Learning friends help children to recognise the kind of learner that they are.
In the mornings, the children have literacy and maths lessons. The afternoons usually start with phonics and then the focus changes to topic and science work. The children also have an indoor and outdoor P.E lesson, music, R.E and ICT skills lessons. Topics are currently: Amazing Animals, Helping Hands, Whatever the Weather, Bombs Away and Percy the Park Keeper.
In Year One we want the children to be happy and enjoy their learning. We encourage the children to be polite, reflective, to behave well, and to support and respect each other. Excellent work, behaviour and effort are rewarded with stars which the children collect on their hedgehog, penguin, caterpillar and sandcastle. Children are also rewarded with team points and certificates. On Friday afternoons, they have Golden Time which is a time when they can play.
The children’s learning is reinforced through homework. The children practise spellings, during the week, and complete a maths, literacy or topic based piece of weekend homework. Many children also use Mathletics, at home, to practise their maths skills. In addition, they take home reading books which they choose themselves.
During the year, the children visit Hilliers Arboretum. They also take part in a Christmas play, with Year Two, and often country dance at the Summer Fete.
Springy paper worms, wormery and bead worms - Creative Week
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