Welcome to Milestone 1, where in Year 1, children make the transition from play based learning in Foundation Stage to more structured, independent learning in Year 1. Children continue to have access to many of the valuable learning resources used in Foundation Stage, including the outdoor classroom, as we aim to make learning as hands on and practical as possible.
We value the importance of children having a positive attitude towards their learning. Children are encouraged to become confident and resilient learning who appreciate and become excited by learning that offers challenge.
Children in Year 2 are continuing to develop their independence and deepen their understanding of the Key Stage 1 curriculum.
Phonics & Reading:
We deliver a daily synthetic phonics session. We use the Letters and Sounds document for our planning. There are six overlapping phases, in Year 1 we build on the learning covered during phases 1 – 4 in Foundation and work on phase 5.
Phonics screening check
Throughout the year pupils develop their literacy skills through a variety of engaging topics. Pupils are taught and encouraged to become more confident at applying their reading, writing, and communication skills for different purposes. Literacy lessons provide many opportunities for children to express their ideas through speaking and listening activities. Drama is often used to explore a topic and allow children the opportunity to take on different roles.
We enjoy lots of practical activities to use and apply our learning in maths. Here are the different strands of learning and some of the key objectives we work towards achieving.
- Number and Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Properties of Shape
- Position and direction