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Year 1


Welcome to Year 1

Class Teacher: Miss Fallon                                            Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kelly

As with every class at St. Peter's, in Year 1 we strive to ensure that all children reach their full potential and let their light shine.

Each half term the children learn through a new 'theme'.  The objectives set out in the National Curriculum are covered through these 'themes'.  Take a look at our Termly Newsletters for information on the children's learning.

In Year 1 learning experiences can be more formal than in Foundation Stage.  The National Curriculum sets out clear learning goals across every subject, and targets are put in place to ensure the children achieve their Age Related Expectations.  The children are beginning to prepare for the end of Key Stage 1 Assessments, taken in Year 2, and are also expected to take a phonics screening check towards the end of Year 1.  The teaching is subject-based and can be more adult-led, with the children having less choice about what they do.

Some children can find this transition difficult.  There are many techniques put in place to ease this transition.  At the end of the Foundation Stage, the children spend some time in the Year 1 classroom with their new teacher, so the environment isn't a complete unknown at the start of the Autumn Term.  More formalised learning experiences are introduced to Foundation Stage to allow the children to experience this type of learning.  The children in Year 1 have some access to continuous provision and role play, particularly in the Autumn Term.  The school also briefs parents on what to expect from Year 1.  This is done through our 'Meet the Teacher' Evening.

We aim to make learning fun in Year 1 and use many different teaching and learning techniques to ensure the children enjoy their learning as well as achieve their full potential.

Curriculum Overview

Age Related Expectations

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