Years 1-2

Welcome to Year 1 and 2!

In Year 1 and Year 2 we inspire children to learn, enjoy and achieve. Our aim is to help all the children to succeed by reaching their full potential in all areas of the Year1 and 2 National Curriculum.

Reading in Year 1/2, is taught and explored in exciting and meaningful ways so that children develop a love of reading. Our learners experience a vast array of book types, authors and genres that will encourage them to become lifelong readers. Children have a guided reading book and also an extra book of their choice to take home to share with their family. The children are also encouraged to use the ?Oxford Owl? website where they can read over 250 books on their own computers. All children participate in an exciting twenty minute daily phonic session to develop their phonic skills and knowledge. Learners phonic knowledge is tested at the end of Year 1 with the Year 1 Screening Test and Year Two learners undertake Reading SATs in the Summer Term.

Children, as they enter Year 1 and 2, develop the stamina and skills to write at length, where they apply their phonic knowledge in order to spell accurately. They are taught the correct use of grammar and punctuation which is then tested in Year 2. Writing is always given a purpose and learners enjoy writing in many different genres. These include: narratives, explanations, reports, descriptions, comparisons, summaries and evaluations. Our learning in writing is celebrated and displayed around the school.

During Maths lessons, we promote the enjoyment of learning through practical activities, exploration and discussion. Our aim is to develop learners? confidence and competence with numbers and the number
system and to develop their conceptual understanding so that they can solve problems by applying their mathematical knowledge. Children in Year 1 and Year 2 receive a home learning book in which they can practise their mathematical skills.

Children study a broad and balanced curriculum. They particularly enjoy the Science where they are growing plants for the new garden and the topic on Weather where they had to record their own weather forecasts using the tablet computers. Weekly P.E. sessions are taught by our Sports Coach where children experience many activities and have chance to enter inter-house competitions.

In year 1/2 we hope to provide an exciting learning environment that opens up the world and takes our
pupils on a journey to discover and challenge their thinking.