Welcome to Year 1…
Year 1 is taught through lots of exciting topics, with one main topic per half term. These include ‘All About Me’, ‘The World Around Me,’ ‘Toys In The Past’, ‘UK, Continents and Oceans’, ‘Hot and Cold’ and Historical Figures’. Our timetable includes daily phonics lessons, where the children develop their knowledge of letter sounds and, blending and spelling patterns. This helps to prepare them for the statutory phonics screening test later in the year. As well as our phonics decoding and blending skills we also promote a love of reading for the children by reading a varied range of class stories. Our class book corner is important to us, and a key area of the classroom environment where children can explore a range of texts and genres together. Please ensure you read with your child every evening and sign their reading record – there’s a reading trophy now up for grabs… let’s hope Year 1 can win!