Welcome to Year 1
Year 1 presents a whole new curriculum in which children’s learning is developed and built upon from the experiences that they had last year. The transition from reception in to year one has been smooth. Children are all working really hard and have learnt lots of new things!
Presentation and letter formation are key areas which children in Year 1 need to work on. We are just beginning to ensure that our writing sits neatly on the line and we have started implementing daily handwriting sessions to ensure children are aware of the different handwriting families. We will continue with our daily phonics sessions which underpin development in reading and writing. Please continue to support your child at home with their reading and spellings practice as this really does make a difference!
Mathematics- We follow White Rose and Twinkl mathematics programmes which really helps children develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. There is a huge focus on using concrete resources alongside abstract methods to deepen mathematical understanding. We are also beginning to strengthen our arithmetic skills by completing daily mental maths sessions.