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.
Student learning follows the new English National Curriculum across all subjects areas, including English, Maths, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education, Computing, Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE), and Myanmar Language and Culture and Madarin Chinese.