In Year 1 the children will continue to access a play based learning curriculum as they did in Foundation Stage with a higher level of challenge. This will allow the children to continue to develop as independent learners. The children will have regular access to the Year 1 outside area to promote outside learning and the Year 1 team will make learning as hands on and practical for children as possible. Year 1 children take part in twenty minutes phonics sessions each day to support Reading and Writing as well as receiving weekly Reading Ramble activities to promote a love of Reading. As a school we use Oxford Reading Tree as our primary Reading Scheme and Letters and Sounds for Phonics.
The Year 1 curriculum has embraced the new National Curriculum. Areas of Mathematics and English are linked and developed through the children's Learning Journeys such as directional vocabulary through the journeys we take and recounts based on real life experiences and visits. The children will be given the opportunity to share their learning with the rest of the school and parents/carers through regular Class Presentations.