Welcome to Year 1!
Year 1 is led by Mr Neilson and supported by Mrs Kasap.
We recognise that Year 1 is quite a challenging time for pupils and strive to ensure that the transition from Reception to Key Stage 1 is a smooth one. A major focus is of course on phonics, so that the children are ready for the screening check at the end of the year. We aim to make phonics fun and interactive and to tie it into all of our learning throughout the day.
Our topics this academic year are:
Term one - Journey Into Space
Term two - London Town
Term three - Exploring China
Term four - Important People from History
Term five - Seasons and Plants
Term six - Olympics 2016
We use the Collins 'Big Cat' reading scheme books and our English themes are always tied directly into each topic, ensuring a cross curricular learning environment. Pupils enjoy it immensely and watching them grow throughout the year is amazing.