Welcome to Class 1.
It really is a tremendous place to be!
In Class 1, your child is provided with many wonderful opportunities to explore learning in a fun way. They will deepen, strengthen and master skills first taught in Reception and develop further into independent, curious learners.
Continuous provision plays a vital part in the learning process in Class 1. Carefully planned activities, linked to class topics, are organised in areas for children to access and apply skills taught. These daily opportunities enhance learning and enable children to develop their own ideas and interests and build relationships.
Reading is a big focus in Class 1 and children participate daily in personalised phonics lessons using ‘Read, Write, Inc’. Sessions are fun, quick-paced paced and engaging.
Throughout the year, we study lots of interesting topics. In History, we learn about the fascinating life of brave Grace Darling and the author (and scientist) Beatrix Potter. In Science, we explore the seasons, the weather, our bodies and animals. Geography takes us to polar lands and the capital cities of the UK.
We have two lovely school trips planned this year. In the autumn term, whilst studying how technology has changed over time, we will visit Beamish. In the spring term, children will visit Washington Wetland Centre to learn more about the wonderful variety of animals in the world.
Class 1 Long Term Plan
RRSA Article Links
Article 28: All children have the right to a good quality education.
Article 29: All children have the right to education, which should develop talents and abilities.