Throughout Year 1 we make sure that our learning is purposeful and follows an overarching theme for each term. We set high expectations to prepare them for their school life ahead, but we also have a lot of fun!
We use the Optima Reading programme to make sure that children have all the tools they need to be effective readers. Optima Reading allows children to use phonetic methods to read common words and to tackle unknown words with confidence – an essential skill for the Phonics Screening Test that children take at the end of the year. Optima also enhances the vocabulary that children use in their speech and their writing, leading to competent writers further down the school.
In Maths we follow a Maths Mastery programme that is taught through a mixture of practical, pictorial and abstract learning. This enables our children to acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject, and our children enjoy the different elements of classroom practice that gives them the best chance of mastering maths.