In Year 1, we are making that tricky but exciting transition from Reception into Key Stage 1.
Although we are learning to be more independent and record more of what we have learned, school life is still fun.
We still love to learn practically, using lots of different resources to help us with our learning. We also enjoy taking part in arts activities – we love to draw, paint, design and make new things.
Throughout Year 1 we strive to follow Jesus’ example by sharing, listening and showing respect to one another. We enjoy collective worship where we have time to reflect and think about all of the gifts God has given to us.
During Pentecost Term, Year 1 take part in a phonics screening check which assesses the children’s phonics knowledge in identifying and blending sounds. The phonics screening check is a statutory reading check which all Year 1 children will take during the Pentecost Term. The check is designed to assess if each child has reached the age appropriate standard of decoding by the end of Year 1. We regularly listen to children read and practice blending with them so the format of the assessment in June will be very familiar to children.
During this year we will be taking part in some exciting experiences including visiting English Martyrs Church, an Adventure Farm and Elvaston Castle and Grounds.