Year 1

Our Curriculum This Year 

We redesigned the school curriculum plan last year hoping that, while it is still based on the National Curriculum, it better reflects our ethos and values. One of the main changes is the addition of planned enrichment and am emphasis on Values-based Education and developing a Growth Mindset (a belief that everyone can learn and improve).  We want our children to have aspirations for the future, but believe that in order for that to happen, we need to give them different experiences so that they know what they might aspire to.

Click here to see what we'll be studying in Year 1.  There will be changes and additions as we go along, so check in regularly to see what's happening.

Helping at Home
 
These websites might help to brighten up repetition of learning facts.  You could also play card games, sing (lots of great songs on Youtube), play games with the facts on the way to school etc.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/  This covers all our school subjects.  I like Bitesize Literacy and Numeracy best.
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/interactive/literacy.html#5  mixture of Literacy games (they are for all ages, so select the right level for your child)
http://www.galacticphonics.com/ lots of phonic games linked to the sounds we have to teach across KS1
 
We need to be able to spell the first 300 commonly used words and the National Curriculum 'exception words'.  Click below to see what these words are:
 
First 100 words                              Next 200 words                         Year 1 words           
(You will see that there is quite a over lap and that the exception words are part of the first 300 words, so at school we focus on those)
 
We also need to be able to add and subtract numbers from 0 - 20 in different ways, e.g. 3 + 12 = ?, 12 + ? = 15, ? - 3 = 12 etc.  

Hayling Island Trip

Forest School

Maths Lesson

Our First Day in Year 1!

Our Visit to Staunton Park

Our Visit to St Francis and All Saints Churches

Our Gorgeous Elmer in the Woods models