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Year 1 - Oak

In Year 1, our curriculum builds upon our learning from the Early Years by helping us to recall what we already know, as well as learning new things. This year, we are working hard on becoming as independent as we can. Year 1 is a transitional year, from the EYFS curriculum, to preparing for Year 2. We begin the year with lots of child-initiated play opportunities and then move into the more traditional way of working at our tables. Inside our classroom, we have our own tray, coat peg, carpet space and table space to allow us our own areas for working and developing that independence. Your child will learn about a range of subjects in year 1. We will cover a new unit each half term in each of these subjects: Phonics, English, Maths, RE, Science, Geography, History, Geography, Computing, PSHE, Art, DT and Music. We measure the impact of learning through both formative and summative assessment. Each lesson includes revision of prior learning and vocabulary, and key vocabulary for the upcoming lesson. Throughout, your child is questioned informally to ensure the knowledge has been retained and remembered. Reading is fundamental to your child’s learning. In Year 1, they will have a growing knowledge of phonics and will be building up a range of reading skills. The focus is now on developing your child's phonics and comprehension skills as they become confident and fluent readers.

Miss McDonnell and Mrs Isaac