Year 1 – Curriculum Overview
Welcome to Year 1. The National Curriculum provides the basis for study reflected throughout school. Subjects are enhanced through topic work, visits, practical experience and are delivered through a mixture of class teaching, group and individual work. Enjoyment, fun, serious discussion and sharing ideas, supported by a positive attitude to learning, are all part of the day.
English is taught in many different ways to provide the basic skills required for speaking and listening, writing, reading, creative work and basic language rules. Children read regularly at home and to their teacher. Reading is however part of every aspect of the curriculum with emphasis on using the informative displays in the classroom to find information. Creative and informative writing skills during their Big writes, are achieved to a high standard.
Maths provides the opportunity for practical experience alongside the more formal aspects of learning rules, pattern and formulae. Investigation provides the opportunity to extend basic skills which have been taught in the foundation stage. Topic work includes cooking, measure, capacity, time, shape, money and data handling. Later in the year the introduction of tens and units prepares the pupils for the work undertaken in year two.
Year 1 is a busy, happy and stimulating place to be.
Long Term Plan