We currently have 26 Year 1 pupils in Class 1 with Mrs Squire and Mrs Ambrose. Here are a few words to welcome you into their class:
We are so excited to be having you in our class this year and we want to tell you all about Year 1! It’s going to be an amazing year of investigating, exploring, learning and having fun together.
Our first topic is homes and toys where you will learn all about homes and toys from the past. We hope that we will able to attend a trip to Beamish! We will also look at dinosaurs, Arctic V Africa and ‘What is great about where we live?’ throughout the year. These topics are just a few of the fun and exciting activities you will do with us this year and we know that you will really enjoy being in our class.
In class 1, we want every child to be happy, excited and eager. We love nothing more than a bright smile coming through our classroom door every morning! In class 1, we love challenges! We love to see you try your best and show us great independence and resilience! We are a classroom where we encourage every child to have the confidence to speak to all, so please share your stories with us every morning!
In class 1 we all work together happily and we understand that ‘teamwork makes the dream work.’
We can’t wait to see you all!!
From Mrs Squire and Mrs Ambrose
In Class 1, Pupils will develop into independent and resilient workers. Our morning session concentrates on building English and Maths skills, along with developing reading skills. Afternoon sessions are dedicated to the remainder of the curriculum, which is generally delivered using a termly topic from our creative curriculum. Our topics for this year include: Toys and Homes, Dinosaurs, Africa & Antarctica and ‘What is great about where you live?’
Our Year 1 Curriculum Overview
You can view or download our curriculum overview by clicking the link below:
What should a Year 1 child be able to do?
The 2014 National Curriculum outlines the expected standards that children should reach by the end of each year in primary school. These are outlined below.
There will be two hour PE lessons every week as well as a daily fitness session. At times, there may well be additional sessions when external coaches are in school. Children are advised to bring in a PE kit on a Monday morning and to leave it in school for a half – term. The kit will then be returned home for cleaning. If you would prefer to wash it more regularly then please inform staff, who will send the kit home as and when requested by parents.
Please note no jewellery is allowed to be worn during PE for safety reasons and will need to be removed during PE and sporting activities.