The strong foundations developed in our Early Years Department continue in Year 1 as self-confidence and a well-balanced approach to life continue to be promoted. Children continue to learn through a rigorous and creative curriculum which stimulates and challenges them through a range of carefully chosen themes such as ‘Whacky Weather’ and ‘Castles.’

In Year 1 a well-rounded reading and writing programme underpins the core development of literacy. A structured programme of phonics is delivered daily to small groups and at levels appropriate to individual children.

The mathematics curriculum offers an engaging combination of scheme work, topic-based activities and problem solving. The children continue to develop their recall of mental maths facts begin to make connections between numbers and apply their numeracy skills across the curriculum.

As in the Early Years Foundation Stage, specialist teaching continues in Music, French and P.E.
The children are extremely proud of the wonderful results they achieve and their successes, efforts and endeavours are celebrated by all.

‘I love to write stories and we get to do that a lot!’

‘I love the Big Maths we do in J1!’

‘I love learning outside!’

Year 1 Mrs Douglas

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
TD15 2XQ United Kingdom
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