Year 1 2018/19
Hello and welcome to Year One!
Our classroom is always very busy, full of learning and lots of fun!
In Year One, the children learn the fundamentals of reading, writing and mathematics. It is an exciting Year as they embark on their Key Stage One learning adventure. They take part in creative, hands-on and exciting activities to develop their skills and build strong foundations for learning.
Our topic-based curriculum uses innovative and exciting opportunities to encourage children to engage with their subjects; develop their knowledge, understanding and skills and express their learning in practical, verbal and written ways.
In 2018-2019 our learning journey begins in the Autumn Term with our topic ‘Enchanted Woodland’. The children engage with the topic through exciting hands-on learning experiences in local woods, exploring the woodland environment and investigating woodland animals and habitats, seasonal changes, plants and trees. Our classroom is transformed as a giant tree pushes through the carpet. Animals, birds and fairies build homes in toadstools and tree-trunks … if you look closely enough you may even spy some signs of mysterious creatures … who is living in the Year One classroom?
Through exciting adventures, we develop the topic to build children’s confidence in their skills across the curriculum. Talking creatures, fairies, goblins and even the Gruffalo come to Year One to inspire our little learners! The children express themselves by creating their own stories and artwork and investigate through Science and Maths. Our topic concludes with a creative experience to bring our learning together – planning, designing and organising a special woodland party! I wonder what mischief and adventures the Year Ones will get up to …