Coming up from Reception, the children in Year 1 are introduced to a slightly more formal setting while still instilling a love of learning, with lots of opportunities to work in a practical and collaborative way.
A typical day in Hedgehogs class includes English, maths, phonics and a blocked curriculum subject. There is an emphasis this term on the children’s mental and physical wellbeing, with daily PSHE, reading and exercise sessions included too. Children are also lucky enough to have one of their weekly PE sessions taught by a qualified PE instructor, whose expertise include games, gymnastics and dance.
We encourage children to read as often as possible to develop their fluency and pace. This term we are recommending using Oxford Owl both at home and at school as we are not able to send books between school and home.