Welcome to Year 1 at Tweseldown Infant School.
When asking our children what they like about Year 1 they say the books that we read, the learning outside of the classroom, the special events we participate in and the topic linked learning we do inside the classroom.
Our Year 1 classes are named after woodland animals: Badger, Otter, Deer and Mole.
In Year 1 we aim for our children to participate in class discussions, get involved in role play situations and speak confidently in small group situations. The children will be able to say what they would like to write out loud and when writing it down, complete their sentences using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and phonics to spell words. The children read daily in small groups and are challenged to answer questions and phonetically sound out unknown words when working with an adult.
By the end of Year 1 we aim for our children to be Year 2 ready by counting forwards in 1s to 100 forwards and backwards, counting in steps of 2s, 5s and 10s, and recognising the numerical value of numbers up to 100. They should be able to add and subtract using one and two digit numbers and solve problems whilst writing down their simple number sentences. We make sure that maths links to our topics so that the children are engaged and want to solve the problems they are given.
Some of the children’s favourite topics are based around key texts. ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers inspired us to make our own penguin poetry which we performed to our peers. ‘Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present’ inspired us to write our own Christmas stories which we then read to younger children on our trips to local nurseries.
Have a look at our class pages to find out which topic we are currently learning about and the exciting activities we have been participating in.