Our aim in Year One is to develop the children's independence, whilst introducing them to the more formal curriculum of daily phonics which follows the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme, handwriting, English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and Mathematics. We do this through a range of exciting topics which develop their learning and stimulate the children's interest. All of our topics are cross-curricular and teach the children skills, learning through practical experiences, the arts, computing and science.
In the Autumn term our topics are Journeys and Space, Harvest and Thankfulness, and Silent Films. We explore Christmas through the topic of Light. We participate in the Harvest festival and Christmas performances. The children have the opportunity to show their parents their work and learning environment on our Parent's afternoon.
In the Spring term, we learn about Scott of the Antarctic, Hot and Cold Places, Fairy Tales (including our Fairy Tale Ball!) and the Easter story. We also explore our local environment on our Geography Walk.
In the Summer term our topics are Seaside and Sea Creatures, Pirates, Native Americans and Monsters. We also have our annual school trip during this term and our popular Pirate Day!
Our curriculum follows the statuary guidance and the 'Living Difference' agreed Religious Education syllabus for Hampshire. We follow the Book Bands reading scheme which has level progression based on comprehension and decoding skills.
Any activities relating to these topics which you can do at home with your child would be very helpful. Please also see below for half-termly leaflets, which give further advice and support.