|Year One is an exciting year when children are encouraged to be more independent and children become more proficient at reading and writing. |
We aim to generate a lively enthusiasm for learning and provide opportunities to experience a wide breadth of activities and learning styles. The main emphasis continues to be a combination of supporting, building and honing basic skills in literacy and numeracy. We also develop enrichment through stimulating topics and specialist subject areas, within a fully differentiated curriculum using open-ended questions to challenge every ability. All children can achieve success in a happy, caring atmosphere.
Class teachers are responsible for most areas of the curriculum, but we have specialist teachers for French, Music and P.E. Children can start to learn an individual instrument if you wish. All children start swimming lessons as part of their PE curriculum. Learning Support in both literacy and numeracy is available to provide help and challenge for the least and most able.
One of our favourite days is Pirate Day which we love! We also have the opportunity to perform in assemblies, the Infant production and festivals. We pack a lot into the Infants!
Parents are always welcome and Mrs Nicholls values daily contact with them. We work in partnership with parents to achieve each child's best potential.
A typical day in the life of an Infant
0800 School Opens. Early morning care is available at Kids Club.
0840 Most children arrive and play outside with friends.
0855 Mrs Nicholls will take Year 1 class register.
0900 Assembly with Mrs Ogden.
0930-1030 Literacy Lesson.
1030-1050 Playtime & Snack: We enjoy a glass of water or milk and a healthy snack.
1050-1150 Numeracy: we do fun maths games.
1150-1220 Reading one to one with teachers and helpers.
1220-1320 Lunch: We have our freshly prepared lunch in the dining hall or a packed lunch if we prefer.
We are all expected to use good table manners.
1320-1420 Science. We do hands on exploring and investigating.
1420-1450 Geography. Barnaby Bear makes learning about the world around us so much fun.
We even take him on holiday with us.
1450 -1520 Show & Tell. This is a fun time to show and tell our friends and teacher about something
special to us.
1520 Home Time. We say ‘Good Afternoon’ to our teacher. Then we either go home, or to a club or
For a more detailed look at our work this year, please see our curriculum page below: