Introduction to Year 1
Children in Year 1 are usually aged between five and six years old. They follow an active curriculum which promotes lots of talk and learning through developmental play. Letters and sounds are taught using Jolly Phonics and children begin to develop their reading skills initially using books from the UK’s most widely used reading scheme, Oxford Reading Tree. Thematic work is based around stories and the local environment and the children are provided with ‘hands on’ learning experiences. Further detail can be viewed in the Medium Term planning.
These are a sample of the type of Science topics covered in Year 1.
- Ourselves and Other Animals
- Growing Plants
- Sorting and Using Materials