Year 1 Class

Year 1 is taught by Miss Hollingshead and is supported by Mrs Hunt. The year 1 classroom is bright and airy and the children have access to an outside play area. The children in Year 1 are making the important transition from the Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS) to Key Stage 1 and are becoming increasingly independent in all aspects of their learning.

The children continue to learn to read in Year R through the Essential Letters & Sounds (ELS) programme. The children take home books that are linked to the ELS scheme to help embed the sounds they learn to read and write in class. During the Summer term of Year 1, the children also complete the Phonics Screening Check, which is a statutory assessment. The check tests the children on 25 real and ‘pseudo’ words to see hwo well they can apply their phonics to reading. The pass mark for the check is 18.

The children are well prepared using a range of colourful and enjoyable activities; although it is a formal test we ensure that the children are relaxed and happy believing the test is just another classroom game.

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Whole School English – Core Texts Overview