Elm is our Y1 class and we have Miss Hall as our class teacher.
We share our lovely indoor and outdoor learning spaces with Willow Class (the Reception Class) and their teachers, Mrs Lorimer and Mrs Swinburne. We work together in our learning unit and Mrs Swinburne coordinates this phase of school.
We have timetabled sessions when we can access all of the areas in the inside and outside learning spaces and use these different learning zones to complete our weekly ‘Rainbow Challenge’. During these times, one of the adults often comes alongside us to join in our learning fun or to take note of the amazing ideas, cooperation, communication and creativity that they see. This is a great transition from EYFS into our more formal Key Stage 1 curriculum.
In our class, we follow the Y1 National Curriculum in addition to the Nottinghamshire syllabus for RE and the Nottinghamshire Computing Framework. We have daily phonics sessions using the ‘Read Write Inc’ scheme.
What will we be learning in Year 1?
First Half of the Autumn Term – Our topic focuses around Traditional Stories.
Second Half of the Autumn Term – Topic themes are based around superheroes and Seasonal Celebrations.
First half of the Spring Term – The topic theme is transport & machinery, including space travel.
Second Half of the Spring Term – The theme is travel and journeys around the world and learn about the weather and life in contrasting countries.
First Half of the Summer Term – Our topic themes are plants and mini beasts.
Second Half of the Summer Term – For the final part of the year, we have a sea side theme.