In year 1 our Cornerstones topics this year are:
- Paws, Claws and Whiskers
- The Enchanted Woodland
- Bright Lights, Big City
- Dinosaur Planet
- School Days
In year 1 we have adopted the ethos of Early Year Provision. Children will have the opportunity to explore through continuous provision to continue developing their personal, social, creative and independent skills. Alongside this they will benefit from focussed inputs and activities in phonics, maths, topic and writing. Children will also take part in daily ELLA sessions (Early Literacy and Language activities) to support their fine motor skills, handwriting and early reading skills.
In maths the children will continue to develop knowledge of numbers up to 100 with an emphasis on recognising number bonds and patterns. They will develop their knowledge and understanding of calculation by using concrete resources and pictorial representations.
By the end of Year 1 we aim for children to be secure blending sounds (including phase 5) to enable them to read simple texts fluently in order to prepare them for whole class reading in Year 2. Children will engage in daily reading in school including a ‘cosy club’ session at the end of each day to expose them to different genres and expand their vocabulary. We encourage children to read at least 3 times a week at home.
We will continue to use Tapestry to upload observations about your child’s progress and achievements in school.