Year 1 Updates
Welcome to Year 1
Year 1 comprises 2 classes: Lark and Rook and the Year 1 teachers are Miss Johnson and Miss Thomas. We have two Teaching Assistants; Mrs Loake and Mrs Payne.
Year 1 at Meadowside aims to teach the curriculum through a range of fun, interesting, practical and written activities. We encourage the children to work together and promote the school values through all areas of our learning and play. We focus on key skills for learning including reading, phonics, kinetic letters handwriting and maths skills. Other areas of the curriculum are taught by linking learning to a half termly focus topic.
Our topics include, toys, the aliens are coming, traditional tales, pirates, lets grow and commotion in the ocean. The children’s learning will be linked to a different book each week. We are keen to promote outdoor learning and we provide various opportunities for the children to add to their outdoor experiences. There will be many practical activities that will support the children’s learning such as making a fruit salad and planting their own bean. The children will also experience a number of WOW days where they will engaged in exciting activities, trips or welcome visitors, all of which will be related to the termly theme.