Year One (5 - 6 years)

Class Teacher: Miss Fiona Richardson, BSc, PGCE
Teaching Assistant: Miss Bernice Bourner  NVQ Level 3

A typical day

8am Early Breakfast Service
8.50am Registration
9.10am Assembly
9.30am Literacy
10.30am Snack followed by outdoor playtime
11.00am French
11.30am Numeracy
12.40pm Lunch and outdoor play.
2-4pm Afternoon activities include Geography or History topics, Science, R.E., P.S.H.E., Art and Design, P.E., Design Technology and Story time.
4pm Home Time
2-4pm Late Service available with tea at 5pm

 

Literacy

Children practice reading every day in a variety of ways. They may read aloud to an adult, take part in a Guided Reading group session with an adult, or take part in a 1-1 session with the teacher to develop specific reading skills.

The children continue to use the Letters and Sounds scheme of phonics to develop their reading and spelling skills.

We hold weekly spelling tests after Autumn half-term. We encourage a clear handwriting style and children use a joined cursive script. We use a wide selection of literature and poetry as a stimulus for our own writing; from Traditional Stories and rhymes to modern children’s authors.

Numeracy

Lessons start with a mental and oral warm up for the whole class. The main topic of the lesson is usually practical and interactive with children using a range of responses; small whiteboards, number fans, cards, etc. to demonstrate what they are learning. Small group work may include practical activities or recording work in books.

Topic

The children benefit from lessons in French, Music and Forest School taught to a high level by subject specialists.

Homework

We encourage the children to practice their reading with their parents every day.  We use a home reading record book to record progress, and change books regularly. Children can also practice their spellings at home in preparation for the weekly test.  On  Fridays, we send home one piece each of maths and English.

 

Fiona Richardson
Year One Teacher