Welcome to Year 1 and Puffins Class
Our Year One team is made up of Mrs Read (Mon-Thurs) and Mrs Foxall (Fri). We are also very lucky to have the additional support in class from Miss King and Mrs Hollowell. We work really hard in all of our learning and enjoy and celebrate our achievements with each other. We learn that it’s ok to make mistakes and that we should always keep trying. We have the same 3 rules throughout the school which makes it easy for us to follow. They are: ‘Keep safe’, ‘Use your values’ and ‘Be the best that you can be’. We learn about and practise these rules every day.
In Year 1, we begin the year continuing the practices of Early Years to deliver the Year 1 curriculum. This is to ease transition and make it as seamless as possible. As the year progresses, we slowly introduce more table learning and less continuous provision so that by the end of the year, they will be ready to transition into Year 2. We use our outdoor space as an extension to our learning environment as much as we can. Phonics and Maths currently take place in the morning, and everything else in the afternoons. Formal learning sessions are punctuated with continuous, enhanced and linked provision where learning can be extended in a variety of ways. We even enjoy regular French sessions as we believe learning a language from a young age can be beneficial to other subjects and skillsets!