Welcome to Year 1!
We ensure a smooth transition from Reception, building on the key principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage and have extended continuous provision into Year 1 to create an enabling environment in which the children can explore and learn. We take a developmentally sensitive approach to teaching and learning which is rooted in research and an extensive knowledge of how young children learn. A carefully combined and balanced approach including whole class teaching, focus group ‘masterclasses’ and independent child-led learning enables us to deliver an exciting and rich curriculum whilst developing the ‘whole’ child in a holistic sense. We are proud of the levels of independence, resilience, creativity, problem solving skills and the collaborative approach to learning constantly displayed by our Year 1 children.
Our cross-curricular topics are carefully thought out to inspire the children and ensure curriculum knowledge and skills are taught. They can be subject to change to best suit the needs of the children.
This year we will be exploring learning through these questions:
Autumn 1: What makes me special? Where shall we go?
Autumn 2: Can you hear a roar?
Spring 1: Could you live on the Moon?
Spring 2: Are iPads more fun than my Grandparents old toys?
Summer 1: Could I be a King or Queen one day?
Summer 2: Shall we go to the circus?
Please find below our knowledge organiser for the autumn term: