Welcome to Year 1. This is where the children gradually make the transition from focusing on the Early Learning Goals to working within the National Curriculum, which will then take them right through their primary and secondary education.
The Year 1 curriculum builds on the Early Learning Goals and begins the work which will ultimately lead to the achievement of the three aims of the National Curriculum. These can be defined as to enable all young people to become:
- Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
- Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
- Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
All the prescribed subjects are introduced with particular emphasis being laid on the basics of reading, writing, speaking and listening, numeracy, science and, of course, RE.
The children enjoy a variety of visitors in school including ‘Young Town Planners’ to support the work in geography and design and technology, hands on experience of a range of animals, and taster sessions in tennis and football. Their learning is further supported by the use of the local environment for ‘field work’, visits to church and other trips when possible – such as our outing to the pantomime in Lichfield.
Find out what Year 1 are studying over the year:
Year 1 Blog
This half term, the children in Y1S and Y1J have enjoyed:
- Learning how to be curious and active
- Learning about towns
- Learning about the enormous crocodile
- Practising number bonds and investigating how old people are
Year 1 Art Day:
We have recently taken part in a prayer project, along with Bishop Walsh, Holy Cross and St Nicholas’ Schools. Each house group had a different theme to write a prayer about. Read our selection of prayers and look out for our Academy Prayer, produced by a selection of students from each school.