Year 1 Teacher
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In Year 1 our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Early Years 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 and valued part of the school day. The children will gradually be eased into more structured learning as the year goes on, so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners.
We teach National Curriculum subjects: English, maths, science, design and technology, history, geography, art and design, music, PE, computing, RHE, PSHE and RE.
We also teach multisensory, active phonics lessons. We work hard to ensure the children are prepared for their phonics screening in the summer term. We organise workshops where parents can work with their child sharing the tools/strategies of the classroom.
Every morning the children work with an adult in small groups during our reading carousel. We encourage parental involvement during our parent reading mornings.
Homework is given out in book bags on a Friday and needs to be handed in the following Tuesday. Children are expected to learn their spellings and are challenged to write them in full sentences. Reading Records are sent out at the beginning of the school year with the expectation that children read at least 4 x per week, we ask parents to sign the reading record and return every Tuesday.