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Infants - Year 1

Infant

Curriculum

Reception

Year 1

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Welcome to our two Year 1 Classes – Miss Hill and Miss Collier  are the class teachers. Music and French are taught by specialist teachers. The children usually join Year 1 at the beginning of the Autumn term in the academic year in which they have their sixth birthday. New pupils are welcome at any time, if there are spaces available.

Strong emphasis continues to be placed on the essentials of grammar, literacy and numeracy. Each child has a Reading Folder which goes between school and home each day along with a reading book, spelling book and contact book. Children have one to one time each day in school to hear their reading. The children also visit the Library Bus to borrow books to take home.

Each term is an exciting one. Through our History lessons we are learning about people who lived long ago including the Tudor period. They also enjoyed many of the things that we like. To enhance our learning we have class trips for example, to the Tudor Day at the Museum of Kent Life. We are also looking at some of the important people who have shaped our festivals such as Guy Fawkes for bonfire night and Jesus for Christmas etc.

In Science lessons we enjoy experiments based on observations and experimentation. We explore ‘ourselves’ through our senses and exploration of ‘materials’ to question objects made of different materials. We find out why they would be the best choice for a particular purpose.

A specialist teacher builds on the French words and an understanding of French culture learnt in Reception. Children also have weekly music and singing lessons by a specialist teacher.

Individuals and small groups are given special support, where necessary, to help reach their potential.

Independence

We encourage the children to increase their independence gradually as they progress through the school. When they reach Year 1, we hope they can be dropped at the school gate in the morning to come up the stairs into school on their own. Parents are welcome to watch them enter the classrooms from the playground.

Homework

Homework is set daily, which is varied. Spellings are set at the beginning of the week and are tested at the end of the week. We ask parents to hear their child read daily after school. Associated homework can include work to help with phonics and sentence structure and to encourage enjoyment of story reading.

Children are encouraged to investigate further at home into the topics we study at school. Children often bring in a related book or object from home for our topic table.

Equipment

Children need to have a named large pencil case in school. It should contain the following: eraser, 2 sharp HB pencils, sharpener, coloured pencils and felt tip pens and a short ruler. All equipment should be named.

Please provide your child with a named water bottle and table napkin in a soft case.


 

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