Welcome to Year One
Our teacher is Mrs Mavin. We are also taught by Mrs Wilkinson one afternoon a week.
Year 1 at Collierley Primary School is a seamless transition for the children who have accessed our fantastic EYFS provision. We aim to build upon the learning environment, experiences and skills children have had in reception, whilst supporting them to emotionally acclimatise to Year 1. During this year, the children will begin to take ownership over their learning and take on a range of different opportunities during child-led learning (continuous provision) to develop their independence, resilience and self-motivation. We will support all pupils through this inclusive curriculum while accessing high quality environments indoors and outdoors.
Children are totally involved in their learning and are given choices about the activity that they want to focus on. Children on a weekly or daily basis are consulted on activities and resources that could go into the different areas of learning.
Currently in year 1 our Explore and Learn Areas are:
Independent reading and writing opportunities run throughout every area.
- Art and Design Technology
- Small World
- Curriculum – History , Geography and Science
Each day, children learn through either a small adult led activity, child-led investigation, or by choosing from planned activities which consists of independent activities initiated by the teacher (linked to curriculum coverage and progression). ‘Planning time ‘and ‘Review time’ each day, play an important role in developing good thinking habits and developing more independent learners.
Our Long Term Curriculum Plan 2022 – 2023
Basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics are also an integral part within our classroom setting . Our learning environment allows children to develop and use these skills on a daily basis in all areas plus the addition of planned focussed English and maths teaching, but the integrity of these skills ensures they are viewed by the children as relevant to their lives, with meaning and purpose.
Every day, children are given the opportunity to manage information, solve problems and make decisions, make connections, be creative, self-manage, work with others and value others’ ideas, resulting in independent and resilient children.
Phonics is a big part of Year 1. The children will further develop their phonics skills through a daily 40 minute Sounds-Write session . They will learn tricky words, spelling rules and how to sound out and blend to aid them with their reading and writing. They will be encouraged to ‘have a go’ at spelling when writing independently, by sounding out words. This is all in preparation for the National Phonics Screening Test which takes place in Summer term.
Our ultimate aim is to raise standards and outcomes for all of our children
How can I support my child at home?
Knowledge Organisers are a handy document that children use in school. These show the key information and vocabulary that children will be learning and using in the different subject areas.
Spelling and Phonics