Welcome to Year 1
Our Year 1 team is really looking forward to an exciting and happy school year with your children.
Although the transition from Reception to Year 1 can seem to be a little scary, we aim to make this transition as smooth as possible, encouraging learning through play and first - hand experience. As we progress through the school year our curriculum naturally includes more structured activities. It is important that we provide many of the opportunities that the children have already experienced in the Early Years, including use of a role-play corner and learning outside the classroom. Maths, literacy, phonics and reading activities will take place daily to provide stepping stones for the children's learning and the wider curriculum is taught through topic based activities where appropriate. In Year 1 the children will be encouraged to develop their independence, to find their own belongings and to be responsible for them. The children help to decide our class 'Rainbow Fish Rules' which encourage important social skills such as kindness, helpfulness and politeness. It is wonderful to see the children grow in confidence and maturity as they become more independent learners; they always seem to enjoy the new experiences that they are able to access in Year 1.