Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Year 1 is our first step into Key Stage One. We learn through a mix of play, group work and independent learning. We are split between two classes – Dart and Avon. As a year group, we spend time together – free flowing, playing together at break and lunch as well as during PE and some Learning Focus lessons. This year, we become more independent in our learning and continue to build upon our basic skills.

The teaching of reading is an essential building block in Year 1. We have daily Phonics sessions following the Letter and Sounds scheme and regularly assess progress; providing additional support where needed. By the end of Year 1, the children will have been introduced to all graphemes and phonemes as well as being taught alternative spellings and pronunciations.

Each term, our learning is led by our ‘Learning Focus’. This means that in all lessons, we are able to make learning links to all other areas to the curriculum. We work together in our Key Stage 1 corridor with Year 2 and throughout the year, we have joint celebrations, trips and performances! In the Summer term, we have a National Phonics screening. This involves reading and decoding real and alien words.

The documents below details some of the skills and topics that are taught each term.